Thursday, October 21, 2010

There are only 2 Seasons...



Over the past few years training different Athletes, I've noticed a recurring trend. There is no longer 3 seasons (off, pre, and in), now it's pre and in-season. Let's look at the reasoning behind this...

Besides Football, all other major sports have either Winter, Summer or Spring ball, or there is a Club / Travel team that is in season somewhere. You see, long gone are the days where kids aren't in-season at some point in time. Most of the athletes we train are on a travel club team or they are going to private lessons getting ready to start for a team in the near future.

There is hardly an off-season except for Football players. But the problem arises when I explain to the parents that all my pro athletes don't play year round, they actually take time to heal up, recoup and get stronger before season starts up again.



The problem with youth athletes that play multiple sports or that play year round is, they never allow there bodies to heal up and get Stronger! The only time the body grows is when we rest and replenish nutrients it needs. If we are constantly on the go, it makes the bodies job very difficult to acheive the proper time to allow it to get better. Are there exceptions to the rule, absolutely!

But the majority of athletes need proper rest and recoup time to allow for maximal growth and output of their bodies. Please parents, let your children take time away from playing year round. So that they may come back next season Bigger, Faster and Stronger!

Get STRONG!

2 comments:

Phil said...

Great post. I think you've got this one dead on. As the parent of a seven year old and six year old soccer player we are already seeing friends kids playing on teams with multiple practices a week and games on both Saturday and Sunday. During the spring we were doing gymnastics at a gym with competitive teams and the number of pre-teens training while wearing some sort of external brace (back, knee, or ankle) was startling.

You want your kid to have the opportunity to go pro? Use your head and start training like one!

Mike Rojas said...

I appreciate the feedback Phil. I knowof way to many high school kids that are physically hindered by a bad back, knee, ankle, etc. It's very disturbing that parents feel keeping up with the neighbors kid who plays year round is the best thing for their kid as well. I try and explain it to them, but it just doesn't seem to sink in...
Take care brotha, and again thank you!