All right! So soccer season is right around the corner and you want to make sure that you’re ready when try-outs roll around. Sounds like fun! Soccer is among the most notorious sports in history, and although it traveled to the United States from countries on the European continent (where it still holds the title of “football” rather than soccer, something that can be very disconcerting for those used to the term football referring to something played with a pigskin and slightly more violence than soccer) it has become one of the great American pastimes, along with baseball and basketball.
Although it is not nearly as brutal as football soccer is still not for the faint of heart. It takes a great deal of muscle and endurance to keep up when you are racing across a field as fast as you can in an attempt to outrun the competition and take home the prize-in this case, the black and white checkered blur that you see rolling down the field towards your goalie as the other team attempts to gain their advantage. If you have been an avid sports enthusiast all your life this is probably nothing new to you; you already know how to keep fit so that you are prepared for anything the playing field might throw your way. You probably make a concentrated effort to eat properly and set aside a portion of your day to workout. There will be no surprises waiting for you when you step out onto that field; as a matter of fact, if you have played soccer before you probably know exactly what you’re getting yourself into and are wasting your time reading this report! On the other hand, if you are new to the game and physical activity has never really been your “thing” but you have decided to give it a try you probably need to spend a little bit of time getting yourself in shape. If this describes you, it’s okay; don’t develop an inferiority complex simply because you are afraid that you may be a little bit behind the game. It won’t take you long at all to catch up with your potential teammates if you are willing to put a little bit of effort into it.