Monday, March 10, 2014

Is that too much?

Hello Everyone!

It's great getting so many returning basketball and footballs athletes back training with us at AGSP. These athletes realize that if they want to keep improving their game, it starts with improving their bodies.

Frequently we will have parents ask us, "along with sports performance training our athlete is also doing ____ (skills training, clinics, combines, personal skills coaching, travel ball, etc). Is that do much?"

I find this interesting since parents don't think twice about sending their football athletes off to summer two-a-days in 90°+ heat or sending their basketball athletes to weekend long tournaments where athletes play 6 or more games in a single day.

The short answer to, "is that too much?" Is no.

The longer answer is no, as long as your athlete is having fun and getting decent sleep. On a basic level, today's athletes spend the majority of their non-sport related hours either sitting or sleeping. That's a lot of recovery time even if your athlete does some type of training every day. Whether it's sitting: at school, on the bus, while doing homework, at the movies, at the dinner table, playing video games... Most of your athletes' time is spent recovering.

When it comes to sleep, which you can read more about here, as long as your athlete is regularly getting average sleep they'll be able to keep up with the demands of training. And if they are not getting adequate sleep then what are they doing up late at night?
Remember the more you practice/train the faster you see results.
AGSP gets results for basketball athletes
Lifting young for big results
Results in returning athletes
The time to prepare for opportunity  

So welcome back returning athletes and hello new athletes! Let's make the most of this amazing time to get faster, stronger, and more powerful.

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance 

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