Special considerations in the care of the soccer athlete


Special considerations in the care of the soccer athlete


$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


11:00am – 12:15pm CST




Josh Beaumont, MS, ATC, LAT 90Strong.com, Arizona State University


Josh Beaumont is currently the athletic trainer for Arizona State University women’s soccer team and co-founder and writer for 90Strong.com, a soccer specific strength and conditioning website. He has served as athletic trainer for US Soccer Women’s National Team, Men’s Olympic, Beach, Futsal and various youth national teams. He was the Head Athletic Trainer for Chivas USA of Major League Soccer for 5 years. Other Soccer teams worked with include the Florida Atlantic University Women’s team, University of Maryland – Baltimore County Men’s team, US Youth Soccer Regional 1 and 3 teams. He has worked with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cirque du Soleil, ESPN X-games, and various professional lacrosse teams. He received his BS in Sports Medicine from Guilford College and MS in Athletic Training from California University of PA. He has spoken at several NATA National Symposia, and been published in the Journal of Athletic Training and International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.



Soccer has become the most popular youth game in the United States. As the growth continues with the expansion of youth, scholastic and professional teams, so will expected level of care and sport specific knowledge required from the athletic trainer. The physical demands, laws of the game, substitution rules, footwear, and equipment restrictions make caring for the soccer player a challenge. This course will enhance the athletic trainer’s ability recognize and treat unique or challenging soccer specific injuries, plan proper treatment and rehabilitation strategies for acute and chronic pathologies, select the best between game/practice recovery interventions, implement and incorporate preseason medical and performance screening, utilization of other healthcare professions, develop elite level conditioning programs, and how to overcome obstacles that face a soccer athletic trainer.

Clinical Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize complex injuries that are common or unique to soccer
  • Develop advanced treatment and rehabilitation strategies for a soccer athlete including incorporation of the ball into rehabilitative programs
  • Recognize factors that are unique in caring for a soccer athlete
  • Develop solutions that minimize the effect that the rules of have caring for an soccer player during the game
  • Develop post-injury and/or return to play fitness drills specific to soccer
  • Understand what other healthcare professions can offer your athletes
  • Learn what to include in preseason screening for soccer athlete and how to incorporate it into rehabilitative principles
  • Utilize the best between game recovery interventions to boost performance across varying levels of soccer from high school through international
  • Develop elite level conditioning programs

Athletic Training Domain:

  •  Prevention
  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation

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