The physical training for a soccer player is rigorous. You must train every day to play 90 minutes straight because “If you’re a soccer player and you’re not training to play 90 minutes, then you’re probably not going to play 90 minutes,” – David Trevino.
Playing the game requires an intense fitness regimen. Soccer is a game of stopping, starting, sprinting, walking, jogging; change of speed, change of directions.
In addition, head injuries in soccer is inescapable. As the NYT recently stated: “Soccer is a physical game but rarely a violent one. Players sometimes collide or fall to the ground, but the most repeated blows to the head may come from the act of heading an airborne ball — to redirect it purposely — in games and practices.”
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head, has been found in soccer players and the repeated blows to the head has resulted in significant findings of depression, anxiety, etc. when players retire from soccer.
ASL understands the trauma your body has gone through from playing soccer and the medical care you will need as you grow older. As an ASL team member, you will get the compensation and medical care that you deserve.