Friday, November 30, 2012

So what are your goals for the off-season? The short winter off-season in the USA allows players to re-set their bodies for the competitive spring season. This re-set can allow a player to target some physical weaknesses and drive towards a more productive spring season. With taking the fall off, my goal is to develop a my cardio-respiratory ability. How do you set this goal? Evaluate feedback from coaches and your self-evaluation. Measure these against your goals and identify the misses. Did you miss because your work rate wasn’t high enough? Did you miss because your weren’t strong or big enough? Did you miss because you weren’t powerful enough? After you identify your goal, put that section of the workout at the beginning each day. If it is conditioning, make that the AM workout and the strength the PM workout. If it is the strength/power, then make that the AM workout and conditioning the evening workout. If it is speed or agility, work on technical aspects as part of every day warm-ups. Whatever your chose, pick a goal. It will help focus you and keep you on track when the holidays sneak up.

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