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CLASSICS EAGLES COACH SPOTLIGHT
COACH: MARC SCHMIDT
TEAM: CLASSICS EAGLES PANTHERS U10

We are very excited to have Coach Marc as a returning coach of Classics Eagles Panthers and he is assisted by Coach Erin. To see the growth in the players on his team is something remarkable. Each practice, game, and season, the team transforms always elevating their game and playing with more confidence. Coach Marc helps kids fall in love with the game and enjoy the development process. His positivity and encouragement provides a playing environment for the players that encourages them to try new things, take risks, be creative, and JUST HAVE FUN! Coach Marc is one of those coaches in our community whose contribution to the game, kids, and families he works with are invaluable. Here is what one of the parents from CE Panthers had to say about coach Marc:

"I've spent my entire life around coaches, both as an athlete and as a teacher and it's rare to find one as good as Marc. He is positive beyond belief with an age group that is working to come into their own. As early learners of the game, they typically don't get things right on the first, second or even third try. He never loses patience with them and continues to encourage the girls along the way. He helps the team learn the fundamentals of the game but also makes sure they are building relationships and focusing on the "fun." Our family feels so lucky to have landed on Marc's team because everything he does is so supportive for the development of the whole child at this age. Marc is a very special coach ad we appreciate everything he does for the girls!"

Good luck to Coach Marc, Coach Erin and the Panthers this season!

What are the “basics” for youth soccer players? I hear a lot of parents and coaches refer to the basics of soccer as a player’s positioning, ability to take throw-ins, understanding set pieces, and off-sides. These are not the basics to soccer. These are good things for players to know, but they are not the basics or as important as many other areas of the game. It is our culture of thinking that we need to know all the rules before we are able to play the game, but soccer is very different than most games, especially for young kids. Soccer, in sometimes its best form, is played with very little structure, rules, positioning, officiating, or actual fields with set boundaries. The game can be played without these "basics," and it is played without them all over the world, every day by many future stars.

So what are the basics… Read more!
FALL IS FOR SCORING GOALS
SIMPLE, INDIVIDUAL, HOME TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO CREATE SCORING CHANCES AND TO FINISH THEM.
STEP OVER - PUSH ACROSS FIELD
FINISH FAR POST
OPEN UP BODY - CUT ACROSS FIELD
FINISH FAR POST
TURF TOE TIPS & TREATMENT OPTIONS

DESCRIPTION
Turf toe is a common foot injury in contact sports, such as soccer. This injury results from spraining or stretching the ligaments of the big toe by overextending or flexing the joint. While turf toe is often a mild injury that resolves in a few days, moderate cases may need several weeks to heal, and serious cases can require surgery.
 
CAUSES & TRIGGERS
  • Forceful extension or flexion of the big toe with contact from an opposing player
  • Sudden forceful extension when pushing off during a quick change in direction
  • The increased angle of the big toe, such as with bunions. Often due to having a lower arch (flat feet).
  • Overuse or repetitive activity causing inflammation of the joint 
 
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
  • Sudden pain during or after activity
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling at the joint of the big toe causing:
  1. Difficulty extending or flexing the joint
  2. Difficulty bearing weight when walking and/or running
  3. Difficulty walking down the stairs
  4. Difficulty squatting and lifting a heavy amount of weight
  5. Difficulty sprinting and/or making a quick change in direction
 
TIPS & TREATMENT
  • Grade I/ Mild 
  1. R.I.C.E. to reduce pain and inflammation
  2. Active rest and protection of the toe for 2-3 days 
  3. Ice the toe for 10-20 minutes up to 3-5 x per day as needed 
  4. Elevate the impacted foot when resting and use a compression wrap 

  • Grade II/Moderate 
  1. In addition to Grade I treatment tips: 
  • Bracing or immobilization of the foot, ankle, and toe for a couple of weeks
  • Once immobilization is no longer needed, taping the foot, ankle, and toe 
 
  • Grade III/Severe 
  1. In addition to Grade I treatment tips: 
  • Bracing or immobilization of the foot, ankle, and toe for several weeks
  • Implementing a physical therapy program to restore range of motion and strength, eventually progressing back to sport activities 
 
Acute cases of turf toe may require surgery to repair the ligament and joint structure, followed by a physical therapy program before returning to sports activity. 
 
PREVENTION
  • Well-fitting cleats and shoes
  • Training on well-maintained field surfaces
  • Comprehensive training programs that include activities to strengthen and stretch muscles and joints of the ankles, feet, and toes
  • Preventative taping or bracing
 
RELATED SPECIALTIES
  • Sports Medicine
 


Orthopedic ONE Clinic Hours:
 
  • Mondays from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Liberty Park South with Chris Kent, PT, AT

  • No appointment is necessary. Walk-up injury checks are addressed on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Please continue to utilize the Orthopedic ONE Sports Injury Hotline at 614-827-8210 for sports injury concerns requiring an immediate response.
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