Mental Toughness Tips

#1 THE SKY’S THE LIMIT – As an athlete, you are always limited most by what youbelieve is possible. When you believe in yourself the sky’s the limit. You will regularly do the impossible and turn your goals and dreams into an athletic reality. Belief is the fuel that will...

Concussion In Sports

Terry Defreitas, MD, CCFP (CASM)
Family Physician 
Diploma in Sport Medicine Dr. DeFreitas completed her medical training with honors in 1995. She is very active in the practice of sport medicine, having developed a keen interest in tae kwon do and other full contact martial arts throughout the years. She has...

Pocket Concussion Test

Concussion should be suspected in the presence of any one or more of the following: symptoms (such as headache), or physical signs (such as unsteadiness), or impaired brain function (e.g. confusion) or abnormal behaviour. 1. Symptoms Loss of consciousness Seizure or convulsion Amnesia Headache “Pressure in head” Dizziness Blurred vision...

Recovery From Hard Exercise

If you are a competitive player, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the latest hype surrounding recovery nutrition. The sports supplement industry is bombarding us with commercial recovery foods and fluids that generally offer some combination of carbs and protein. Questions arise: How important is proper nutritional recovery? And how essential are these...

How to Care For Goalie Gloves

Know that gloves Are perishable : The reality is; the more expensive the glove, the better the grip but the less the glove lasts. Super Soft and sticky latex palms found in professional grade gloves provide exceptional grip but not much in durability. Very tacky game gloves with a lot...