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Understanding the Off-season for Youth Athletes

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Family and Kids, Baseball, Strength and Conditioning

The off-season too often becomes a time of complete rest for youth athletes. While everyone needs rest and recovery time from the mental and physical stresses of a playing season, the off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. But if the off-season doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean? 

 

 

The Sports Cycle

Youth athletes have a four-part sports cycle, with each cycle representing a specific mental and physical purpose. In order to reach optimal sports performance, the athlete must first understand the purpose of the sports cycle, as well as its definitions.


 

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