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Win A Free Pair Of DryFeet

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

DryFeet available from PerformanceGeek.caOur friends over at PerformanceGeek.ca are giving away two prize packs to BAS members to help get them ready for the 2014 Outdoor season.  Each prize pack includes a pair of DryFeet from DryWorld Industries, 2 boxes of SOS Rehydrate, a bottle of ShroomTECH Sport and a bottle of Medistik Topical Pain Reliever.
All you have to do to win is follow PerformanceGeek on one of their social media accounts:

Once you’ve Liked/Followed at least 1 of the accounts listed above, simply post a message for PerformanceGeek.ca using the hashtag #BASoutdoor2014.

The contest starts today, April 2nd 2014, and ends on April 30th, 2014.  Winners will be contacted and announced the first week of May, so ensure you continue to follow the social media account where you used the hashtag so that someone from PerformanceGeek.ca can contact you for your size information and shipping details.  (We realize that not everyone uses their real name on social media networks, so we’ll need a way for you to tell us who you are and where to send the swag.)

Here’s a bit of additional information about the products you can win:

DRYFEET is an all-weather technical compression overshoe for soccer, rugby & football players that dramatically improves performance in adverse weather conditions. DryFeet keeps your feet dry when it’s wet, warm when it’s cold, gives you better kicking control in wet weather, increases foot proprioception (touch and feel) and protects your soccer cleats, making them last longer.
(Winners get 1 pair, in their size. Value $109.00)

 
free_sos_rehydrate_from_performancegeekSOS Rehydrate is a cutting edge rehydration drink mix. Add 1 pouch to 500ml (1 bottle) of water and drink. Staying hydrated improves performance and maintains higher energy levels. SOS Rehydrate is available in 2 flavors, Citrus and Blueberry and each box contains 5 pouches. Consuming 1 pouch per a half of soccer is more than sufficient to fend off even the worst heat and excertion.
(Winners get 2 boxes, one of each flavour. Value $11.49/bx)

 
onnit_canada_shroomtech_sportShroomTECH Sport is a clean energy producing vitamin that increase cellular level ATP Energy, giving you the energy you need, when you need it. ShroomTECH Sport is not a stimulant, it’s a specially formulated vitamin combination of cordyceps sinensis mushroom, adaptogens, antioxidants and methyl B-12. Energy drinks and other stimulants don’t actually give you energy, they just trick you into using up whatever you have by increasing your heart rate and giving you minor anxiety. ShroomTECH Sport doesn’t effect your current state and instead, assists your body in creating more energy when it’s needed. The perfect addition to anyone’s game if what you’re looking for is a full 90 minutes.
(Winners get 1 bottle. Value: $26.99)

 
Medistik Spray - Topical Pain Relief for Soccer Players from PerformanceGeek.caMedistik is the world’s strongest, non-prescription, topical pain reliever. Best of all, it’s Canadian made. Medistik comes in three variations, a rub on stick, a spray bottle & it’s Ice formulation available in a liquid roll-on. The Medistik spray bottle is perfect for a soccer bag. Get a knock? Spray some on. Strain something a little? Spray some on. Cramping up? Spray some on.
(Winners get 1 spray bottle. Value: $21.99)

 
Follow PerformanceGeek.ca online, message them with the hashtag #BASoutdoor2014 and you’ve got a chance at winning $180+ dollars worth of free gear that’s ideally suited for the outdoor soccer player looking to improve their performance.

Bouncing Back from the Psychological Effects of a Serious Injury

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Bouncing Back From A Serious Injury

If you’re a serious soccer player and your whole life revolves around when you can next get out on the pitch to kick a ball about, the worst thing imaginable would be a long term injury, right? Apart from the obvious pain and suffering that you would endure with the physical injury itself and the rehabilitation process, one of the most testing things for an athlete to overcome are the mental effects of this injury.

Emotional Devastation

Imagine (it won’t be hard) that you are a soccer fanatic. You eat, breath, and sleep soccer, and it’s been a major part of your life since before you can remember. When you were in school your soccer skills set you apart from the crowd and gave you some sort of status and sense of achievement. You played your hardest week in, week out, and began to move up through the levels. Maybe you won a college scholarship and you had dreams of going pro in the future. Soccer makes you feel good, confident, happy, and driven, and it’s all you want to do.

Then one day you’re involved in a crunch tackle during the cup semi final and you end up with a broken leg. Worst thing imaginable! All of a sudden your world has been flipped upside down and you are barely even able to hobble around on crutches, never mind play in the cup final next month. The emotional effect that this can have on a player is incredible, and if it is not dealt with properly it can have lasting effects on performance levels, long after the player has recovered physically.

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The New Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

No Smoking Near Soccer Fields In PeelJuly 25, 2013

Re: Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law

To: Sports Associations

As of September 2, 2013, the Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law makes it against the law for anyone to smoke within nine meters (30 feet) of:

  • perimeter of municipal playground areas (including any outdoor area that is designed for the enjoyment or exercise of children and youth)
  • perimeter of municipal sports/activity areas (including any area that is for sports and activities, as well as spectator seating areas and player warm up areas)
  • entrances and exits of municipal buildings (including municipal offices, transit facilities, libraries, recreation centres, concessions stands, fire halls, police stations, golf course club houses, and Peel Housing Corporation multi-unit dwellings with common entrances)

The goal of the Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law is to reduce the public’s exposure to harmful second-hand smoke and create a healthy environment for everyone involved in sports and play, whether they are in the game or in the stands.

Regional tobacco enforcement officers and municipal by-law officers can issue warnings, tickets and fines starting at $250 if the law is broken.

We encourage you to include no-smoking policies in your codes of conduct and share this by-law with your coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators.

For more information, call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 and ask to speak with a health inspector (Caledon residents may call toll free at 905-584-2216) or visit SmokeFreePeelRegion.ca. For information about quitting smoking, contact Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 or visit SmokersHelpline.ca.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Mowat
Medical Office of Health, Region of Peel

Download a PDF of the above letter here.

Discount for BAS Members

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Our sponsor, Dr. Goel Wellness MD, is offering a 10% discount for the month of August, to any and all members of BAS.

Some of the key products that active soccer individuals like yourselves might find useful are:

ShroomTech Sport (previously covered in our “An Alternative To Energy Drinks” article)

Alpha Brain – a nootropic for better focus and concentration; particularly useful for those of you going back to school

New Mood – help yourself wind-down after your matches or to help relax the night before your big game

intraMAX ™ – the essential multi-vitamin for any athlete or individual with fitness aspirations.  Better absorption through this liquid multi-vitamin than digestible capsules.

plus many, many more…

To access the 10% discount, simply apply “BAS” as the coupon code prior to check out.

Sale ends on August 31st, 2012.

Discount available for all BAS members.

Keep an eye out for this ad and others like it on www.bramptonsoccer.com as our sponsors will regularly be offering a variety of discounts exclusive to members of BAS.

Free Chiropractic Assessments For BAS Members

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A Healing Place is offering Free Chiropractic Assessments to all BAS Members from August 1st to September 30th, 2012.  As the playoffs approach and we all look to close our seasons out on a strong and healthy note, a visit to Dr. Naeha Sareen, AHP’s in-house chiropractor, can really help deal with any number of the following fitness concerns:

Plantar Fasciitis - Foot and Heel PainPlantar Fasciitis is a condition that commonly results from ‘over-use’ and ‘high-level impact’ (on firm ground) of the plantar fascia ligament on the underside of your foot.  The most common symptom is heel pain, particularly first thing in the morning.

 

 

Shin Splints - lower leg painShin Splints is another ‘over-use’ and ‘high-impact’ condition, only this time effecting the muscle tissue around the tibia through repeated trauma.  Failing to consult a chiropractor or physician can potentially lead to further damage such as stress fractures on the tibia itself.

 

 

Knee and Ankle Strain - pain from impact and over useOne of the most common injuries to afflict soccer players are strain and impact injuries to leg joints.  As soccer players, our ankles and knees are particularly prone, not only to wear and tear from playing on Brampton’s concrete-hard, uneven fields, but also to directional strains and impact based injuries from tackles and the general type of contact that comes from playing a contact sport.

 

 

Neck Strain - over-use and impact related injuries and pain from heading the soccer ballNeck strain can result from repeated heading of the ball and we all know how annoyed our team mates get if we avoid heading the ball to spare our necks.  There’s no need to point out to anyone that neck injuries can be serious health risks, so if you’re feeling any tightening or soreness, a visit to the chiropractor can not only alleviate any symptoms you already have, but provide you with methods and techniques to help strengthen your neck muscles to aid in preventing future or repeat injuries.

 
Here in Brampton, and this is my opinion exclusively, we’re prone to more injuries than average because we’re playing on clay-based fields that hold no water, don’t promote proper grass growth and end up as hard as concrete.  At least 15-20% of the players I know are wearing their indoor turf shoes instead of their outdoor cleats, in hopes of sparing themselves a bit of needless foot, ankle and knee pain.

That said, as members of BAS, we’ve now got a former soccer player that’s looking to help out and offering free assessments to any BAS members.  To take advantage of this opportunity simply contact A Healing Place Clinic at 905-459-4385 and book an appointment with Dr. Naeha Sareen, AHP’s in-house chiropractor.  When booking your appointment, simply tell the person you’re speaking with that you’re with BAS or Brampton Adult Soccer.

Dr. Sareen and A Healing Place accept insurance and benefit plans.