The Three H's: Head, Heart, and Heat Considerations in Soccer

M. Terese Whipple, Aaron L. Baggish, Elizabeth M. Pieroth, George T. Chiampas

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Soccer requires significant physical conditioning and endurance, as well as the physicality required for contact play. In order to keep athletes safe, it is important that coaches, medical staff, and the players themselves are educated on the most common dangers to their health that they may encounter on a soccer pitch. This article aims to review the current literature and recommendations on concussion, cardiovascular considerations, and heat-related illness as they relate to competitive soccer, with a goal of educating all those who help to keep athletes healthy and competing to their full potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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