Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Take some time off

Hello Again,

Sorry for the late blog this week, plans for the fall are falling into place and the baseball season is quickly coming to an end, which usually means the schedule is full of a lot of busy work. But with the summer season coming to an end it is time to start to think about the fall season for some and an extended off-season for others. Which ever season you are coming into it is time to take some time off, step away from the game and relax. Depending on which season you are coming into will determine the time off. We will just make some general guidelines when it comes to the active recovery time. When a player is getting ready for an off season they need to take at least 2 weeks off and up to 4 weeks of recovery can be needed if the player is healthy and no other problems are going to be addressed. This is a window and each player needs to make the choice of recovery time and some times that is determined by the start of the next season. The total time off needs to be planed so the player can again plan for proper progression into normal play again when the spring comes. I hope you can see where we are going; planning is the key to success. Planning everything down to recovery helps the player perform at their very best every season. If you noticed I used the word active recovery as well, when you are taking this break don’t be a couch potato, get out and do some activities you did not have the chance to do in-season. Some coaches may cringe, but go play some hoops, get on that wake board, go for a hike, and have some fun doing things not related to baseball. Your body and your mind will thank you. We will be addressing some off-season training topics in the next series of article topics. Get out and have some fun!!!!!

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