Player Monitoring and Youth Soccer - Soccer Parenting Association

Player Monitoring and Youth Soccer

In this interview I ask:

  • Can you tell us about Player Monitoring and how it can affect our kids?

Dr. Toby Brooks discusses:

  • How far player monitoring has come from the initial core temperature and cortisol levels analysis to the FitBit and Fuel Band to companies like Dr. John Cone’s Fit for 90.
  • How player monitoring can allow coaches, performance coaches and athletic trainers to understand athletes like never before.
  • How player monitoring supports Periodization.
  • The balance between player monitoring and building a rapport with the players.

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Dr. Toby Brooks,  is an expert in Long Term Athletic Development.  He has worked as a certified athletic trainer and/or strength and conditioning coach with numerous professional, collegiate, and high school athletics programs, including the USA Baseball national teams, the Oakland Raiders, the Florida Firecats AF2 Football franchise, and the Southern Illinois Miners Frontier League Baseball team. He has published multiple articles and studies, and presents regularly at national and international conferences.

About the Author Skye Eddy Bruce

Founder, Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF “B” License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.

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