A winner of the FIFA Women’s World CupTM, Amy Rodriguez is currently a forward for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, for whom she sports the number 8. Amy discovered she was pregnant with her first child not long after winning her second Olympic gold medal at London 2012. Her second child was born in 2016. To mark today’s International Women’s Day, we asked Amy about the mental and physical challenges she faced when she resumed training and playing following her two pregnancies.
This month’s ‘11 in 11’ session is with Dr Dan Exeter on the subject of early specialisation for the younger athlete. Dr Exeter is a Sport and Exercise Physician based at the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Auckland, New Zealand.