Soccer

  • “Concussions are a serious concern for soccer players.  About 10 million women play soccer in the U.S., compared to our 2 million football players. You have about five times as many people playing with this one sport that we don't know a lot about.
Dr. James Noble is a concussion specialist who says that women suffer from concussions at a higher rate than men.

World Cup athletes are testing a new impact concussion-fighting headband, which helps to understand how head injuries happen. The headband helps players keep track of how hits are impacting their brains before concussions take them out of the game completely.   The Triax impact headband is designed to measure how often and how hard a player gets hit. It will not diagnose a concussion; but instead, it downloads hit statistics in real time to a computer or mobile app. It measures things like force and rotation which is analyzed by users, doctors and researchers. The idea is, how many small hits are too many? In the future we may have a limit for how many hits a person is allowed to take in a week or a month or a season. Other new technologies being used are able to track and protect players wearing protective headbands during games.  Some players are now wearing protective caps, or a headband that is stronger than steel.   (“Head in the Game," reporter Jericka Duncan, CBS this morning, June 12, 2015)

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

It's a Soccer Life!
2818 N. Sullivan, Bldg. 3
Spokane Valley, WA   99216
(509) 385-3525
Email:  info@itsasoccerlife.com 
Indoor soccer - adult and children leagues, programs, camps, rental for practice, pro shop, locker rooms, conference room for rent for parties or business meetings.
http://its-a-soccer-life.ezleagues.ezfacility.com/default.aspx

Valley Indoor Center
2818 N. Sullivan, Bldg. 3
Spokane Valley, WA   99216
(408) 713-0842

http://www.valleyindoorcenter.org   
A nonprofit soccer facility.  VIC charges youth teams $350 for 6 games.  In addition to youth and adult soccer leagues, the center offers futsal, adult pickup games, a Little Kicks program, and field rental to other soccer organizations. 

Other activities offered at VIC are: 
Elite Sports Skills - offering futsal and soccer camps. 
http://www.elitesportsskills.com
(509) 828-2764

Talache Wellness offers fitness classes.  Also prenatal, yogalates and High Intensity Interval Training classes on the futsal court. 
http://www.talachewellness.com
(509) 795-0989

Spokane Soccer Swap:  Bring gently used soccer gear for credit, or buy new and used gear.
(call for dates of this event)