Sports Health Info

Playing sports can be rough on one’s body, and there are unfortunately many pitfalls and opportunities for injury.  The articles linked below seek to inform ASA families so as to help ASA players perform better and injury-free.

The following articles are courtesy of Nirschl Orthopaedic Center, an ASA sponsor.  ASA provides these articles as a service and we hope to add more articles over time.  If there is a particular topic of interest, please let us know.

NEW!   Below you will find new resources on stretching exercises, hip-strengthening exercises and agility exercises.

Thanks to Nirschl Orthopaedic Center for providing these informative articles for our ASA families.


Heads Up Concussion Action Plan

Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches

Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes


8 Things You Need to Know This Sports Season   

Tips to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer Cleats: Fit, Care and Injury Prevention

Stretching Exercises  NEW! 

Hip-Strengthening Exercises  NEW! 

Agility Drills  NEW! 


No Pain, No Gain

Soccer & Pain – How Much is Too Much

What to Do Immediately After an Injury


Ankle Injuries and the Soccer Athlete

Hamstring Injuries in Soccer

ACL Injuries

Hip Injuries in Soccer

Youth Soccer Injuries   Information on the most common sports injuries that should be on every soccer coach and parent’s radar.

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