In-season training seems to be a tough time for the youth athlete. Multiple schedules, practices, games, the list goes on. It may seem like there is no time, but if performing at your best and moving up to the next level is a priority, then maximizing in-season training is essential.
Here are 3 Tips For In-Season Training.
#1: Train 1-2 Times Per Week
Make time for in-season training and target main movement patterns and compound exercises. If you put in a whole summer of off-season training and made progress, we want to not only maintain, but continue to develop strength, power, mobility, core stability. A proper strength and conditioning program should not leave you exhausted or take away from your upcoming competition during the season.
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝘆 𝘃𝘀 𝟴-𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀
Our sports performance training programs are developed around an entire year for the athlete as opposed to the “8-Week Program”.
Sure, the that program may yield some gains, but what happens afterwards? What happens during the season?
See, we take a holistic approach to training because we understand the needs of the athlete and what is appropriate for the athlete at the given time. In-season training will be different from the off-season. Heck, one week during the season maybe different from last week.
There are a lot of great programs out there, but some of them are just made up on the fly and randomized.
Taking a systematic approach to development and pe
We often see athletes train hard and invest 100% in their off-season training, but when the season rolls around some will completely neglect strength training.
By doing so this can actually negatively impact your performance on the ice, on the court or on the field as the season moves along.
The athlete may lose that “explosiveness” they once had at the beginning of the season, then comes the loss of strength. Two factors that impact in-game performance, not to mention durability to withstand the physical demands of a long season.
How should you or your child train during the season?
We typically focus on strength development with compound exercises such as Trap Bar Deadlifts, Goblet Squats, Pull-ups, SLDL’s to name a few.