GBWD Episode 9: Kimberly Hubert – There’s No Crying in Soccer

“There’s no crying in soccer.”

Those were the words of Kimberly Hubert’s mother one day when she found her daughter on the soccer field on the verge of tears. Her parents always pushed her to be tough, so this was nothing new. “You know what?” she thought. “You’re right.”

Kimberly Hubert is a division 1 soccer player whose story began in El Paso, and my latest guest on the Get Back with Dombek podcast. Self-described as “stubborn,” she made a point to play with the boys because she wanted to be better than the girls. Adversity followed her from a young age, as she moved from program to program and struggled to find a fit. The excuses were always the same: “You just don’t fit.” “We don’t have the room.” “We actually aren’t looking for new players right now.”

But Kimberly was relentless, and her stubbornness paid off. After a chance opportunity with a division 3 coach got her onto a college team, she worked her tail off until she ultimately found her way onto the field of a division 1 program. Kimberly thrived, making an immediate impact to turn a struggling club around.

On the verge of a breakout senior year, she suffered a devastating knee injury while playing in El Paso, which led her back to Virginia and ultimately to AID Performance. Listen to Kimberly’s story of resilience, overcoming, and redemption, which took her from the fields of El Paso all the way to the prestige of division 1 athletics.

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About the Podcast

Get Back With Dombek produced by Tpow Studios and AID Performance Physical Therapy, is here to bring you insight, inspiration, expertise, and education from the leading sports medicine experts, coaches, trainers, the country’s’ most talented athletes, and beyond. Once a week, a special guest will appear to discuss various sports performance, medical, psychological, performance and/or recovery practices as well as what sets them apart from the rest. We will also hear about each guest’s back story, the how/why they chose their sport/profession, their support network both personally and professionally, the obstacles they have had to overcome to make it to the top and what the future holds for them and or their profession.

Each episode will bring you something different than the last, our guests will offer practical advice that will allow you to gain insider knowledge on how to improve your sports performance, the latest medical approaches and treatments for prevention, different approaches and alternative ways to return from injury better and faster, and what makes them stand out in their fields.

Hosted by Andrew Dombek, physical therapist, entrepreneur, business owner, sports enthusiast, father, and performance coach. The podcast is perfect for athletes of all ages, people who want to learn about the top prevention and performance dimes, coaches, trainers, medical professionals as well as parents and guardians of aspiring high school, college, and professional athletes. You will leave the podcast with laughing with a smile on your face and a little more educated than before you pressed play.

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