PHYSICAL TRAINING PRECAUTIONS
Athletes’ best performances will occur when they are on the top of their game physically and mentally. In order to maintain the body and mind at a peak performance level, an athlete must learn to handle various stresses and deal with the recovery process following workouts. These stresses can be any one or a combination of the following: poor nutrition, illness, fatigue (i.e. lack of sleep), insufficient rest between workout sessions, emotional stress from schoolwork, friends or family situations, or other extracurricular activities.
It is of paramount importance that you take these factors into account when scheduling your time and activities. The body can only handle a certain amount of stress within a given time period before illness and injuries occur. The practice and competition schedules designed throughout the season by our Club Tonka coaches have taken into account the need for adequate rest and recovery in avoiding excessive stress. Please review the commitments for Club and all other activities and create a time management schedule that will provide the balance needed to avoid excessive stress.