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Soccer on the Mat ™ registration is open!

Soccer on the Mat ™ registration is open!

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Soccer on the Mat will be held at Artemis Yoga in Watertown, MA.

Artemis Yoga

639 Mt. Auburn Street

Watertown, MA 02472

Soccer on the Mat ™ registration is open!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

First session starts Nov 9th and 10th – register by Oct 1st for early bird pricing.

Soccer on the Mat ™ is an innovative soccer and yoga program developed by Boston College Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Alison Foley, and hosted exclusively at Artemis Yoga in Watertown. Each class is designed to:

  • Improve soccer fitness and footwork technique while decreasing soccer-specific injuries
  • Build and celebrate physical and emotional growth with drills, poses and conversation
  • Strengthen both the body and mind of the soccer athlete
  • Grow confidence and body awareness through teamwork and mindfulness focused activities

 

Soccer on the Mat – 2016-2017 Schedule

  • Eight-week series starts in Nov 2016 and Jan 2017
  • Classes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Student may sign up for 1 or 2 classes a week
SESSION DAY TIME DATES
Session 1 Wednesday or Thursday 4:00 to 5:30pm November to January

Nov 9/10– Jan 11/12

8 weeks—$200

EARLY BIRD – $160

Session 2 Wednesday or Thursday 4:00 to 5:30pm January to March

Jan 18/19 – Mar 15/16

8 weeks—$200

EARLY BIRD – $160

*no class during public school vacation weeks

Pricing

  • Save 20% with Early Bird Pricing*
  • *Register by Oct 1st for Session 1, by Dec 1st for Session 2
  • Student may sign up for 1 or 2 classes a week

Location

  • Class held at Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street (Rt. 16), Watertown, MA – a beautiful new facility
  • Located right next to Belmont & Cambridge – near Deluxe Town Diner, Red Lentil, Sevan
  • Convenient parking

REGISTER HERE

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Should young soccer players be banned from heading the ball?

Should young soccer players be banned from heading the ball? From The Guardian

Should young soccer players be banned from heading the ball?

As part of a legal settlement in November, US Soccer now recommends that players shouldn’t head the ball at age 10 and under. From 11 to 13, players may be allowed to head the ball during matches but have only limited exposure in training.

The rationale behind limiting headers for pre-teens is simple: coaches might be able to speed up soccer development, but they can’t speed up the development of kids’ brains and necks, likely leaving younger players more vulnerable to subconcussive blows that can accumulate.

Still, the medical community isn’t unanimous. Chris Koutures, lead author of an American Academy of Pediatrics report on youth soccer injuries, sees reason in a ban on heading for 10-and-under players but questions the guidelines for the next three years.