Taking some time off from soccer is a good thing, even if it means a few weeks of relative inactivity. My two soccer players were definitely pretty banged up when they wrapped up their spring sports seasons in June.
They had been going all year: futsal and indoor soccer in the winter, club and town soccer in the spring for one, club and high school lacrosse for the other. There were various aches and pains accumulated along the way: sore ankles and heels, plus body fatigue in general. And for the soon-to-be-high-school-sophomore, there were a few weeks off after the club soccer season ended before summer workouts with the high school team were to begin. The daughter entering eighth grade was gearing up for district selects play for the first time, which starts in July and has teams playing two games every Saturday for four weeks, followed by playoffs. No rest for the weary.