How to Prevent Torn ACL Injuries Before They Happen to Our Young Athletes
Our 15 year old son has loved soccer since he could walk and has been playing for over 10 years. He has been blessed with amazing coaches and great teammates. The biggest thrill was when his competitive team, OPSC Monaco, made it to the Nationals. It was an incredible accomplishment and an unforgettable trip.
His focus over this past summer was to train hard for high school tryouts. His goal was to do whatever he could to make the Varsity team as a freshman. This was a huge challenge as the school team has an impressive 16 State titles. He worked hard several hours every day throughout the entire summer. He caught the head coach’s attention during a summer league and was asked to play with the varsity team during a pre-season tournament. When tryouts came, he was thrilled to earn a position as a striker on the Varsity squad. During the first game of a weekend tournament (still in pre-season), he got his first team goal just 20 minutes into the first half.
Then in an instant, everything changed....
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Neither are workable or likely at present but hypothetically, would you prefer a more strict salary cap in the FA WSL OR should centrally contracted England players (that receive salaries from The FA) be allocated more evenly around WSL1 clubs?