Health and safety continues to be a top priority of the CSCCa and its member coaches. January and February can be a time during which athletes are at increased risk due to many athletes being away from training for an extended period of time due to the holiday break between school semesters.
As the fall sports season rapidly approaches, Keith Gray, MSCC, shares his thoughts on some recovery strategies coaches can use to keep their athletes happy, healthy and competing at peak performance all year long.
Dehydration is your silent opponent. The harder your players push, the more they sweat. The more they sweat, the more water escapes their body, and with it goes speed, power and performance.
If you’re looking to get fit in a hurry, you should hit high intensities often. But understand that you are getting fit by only attacking one side of the equation, and there’s a limit to how fit you can ultimately get this way (not to mention a greater risk of injury and overtraining). Complete aerobic fitness happens when you put in the work at low intensities over time and develop the “low end” aerobic adaptations to support the higher intensity work.
The research is growing daily on effective and efficient methods to aid in the recovery of trained body systems (structural, chemical and mental). One such method is active recovery work in a swimming pool.
Tart cherries provide the foundation for recovery drinks that utilize the natural ingredients to help elite athletes recover faster and perform better.
Educating student-athletes on how to recover properly creates short-term and long-term benefits.
Tart cherries provide the foundation for a recovery drink that utilizes natural ingredients to help athletes recover faster and perform better.
Recovery is a hot topic and gaining prominence for its role in athletic performance. The best recovery programs incorporate both nutrition and proven modalities. This session will review some of the most talked about recovery modalities, including sleep, physical treatments (compression, stretching, foam rolling, hot-cold contrast), and nutrition. The session will provide insight on the latest research and offer practical tips for successful recovery for your athletes.