The seminar will be held on Friday, July 13 from 4-4:45pm at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park in Ballroom Section C (address: 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011). The seminar is open to coaches, parents and players. US Club Soccer takes pride in facilitating the safest environment in youth soccer, and that commitment extends on and off the field.
Cone discusses, “optimizing performance and injury resistance during tournament weekends is both challenging, and fundamental to team and individual success. Understanding how to optimize recovery between matches, what to prioritize in your schedule is a challenge for every coach and player.” During the seminar, Cone will discuss in detail the different recovery modalities, logistical challenges facing us when we are on the road, and how to develop the best solutions in order to problem-solve your tournament schedule.
The desired outcome of this discussion is to help teams to optimize performance and injury resistance in order to ensure a successful weekend. The seminar will last about 45 minutes and will include Q&A opportunities.
Cone is recognized as a leading soccer-specific sports scientist. He is also a U.S. Soccer consultant and sports science instructor for the new Professional License and Academy Director course. Dr. Cone & Fit For 90 deliver coaching education and resources for parents and players to improve player health and safety through the Fit for 90 blog and Players First.
This isn’t the first time Cone has demonstrated a commitment to not only the Player Health & Safety pillar of Players First, but also specifically to US Club Soccer members. Earlier this year, Cone participated in a Facebook Live session titled “Putting Players First in Injury Management,” alongside other leaders in youth soccer: Tyrre Burks (Player’s Health), Dev Mishra (Sideline Sports Doc), Holly Silvers (11+) and Danielle Slaton (Positive Coaching Alliance).
Youth soccer injuries are far too common and 70 percent are non-contact or overuse injuries, which can be prevented. Fit For 90 set out to change that with a science driven technology to prevent injuries and improve performance by tracking player readiness, muscle soreness, and training loads. Their team monitoring platform is designed to alert coaching staff to the athletes at highest risk for injury and is used by the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team, NWSL, MLS teams and thousands of college and youth athletes.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.