It’s important to push athletes, but coaches also have a responsibility to do so in a safe way. During his time at Villanova, basketball strength coach John Shackleton has learned to walk the line between hard work and overtraining. He has learned lessons along the way that can help any coach.
There is nothing wrong with healthy competition, especially if it leaves a positive impact on a team. Successful coaches understand the importance of fostering an environment where everyone strives to get better, but how do you create competition with factors that have long been viewed as intangible like heart and effort?
Opinion has very little value for strength coaches. They need objective measurement in order to do their jobs better.
Polar’s Vesa-Matti Suorsa explains how connected wrist devices can help athletic performance coaches track way more than strength and conditioning workouts. Recovery and sleep tracking are high on the list.
Overtraining athletes can be a real problem that coaches don’t notice until it’s too late. The Polar Team Pro system can reveal problematic issues that lie just beneath the surface.
By utilizing the Polar Team Pro system, the Green Bay Packers make sure athletes are completely recovered before ramping up their training intensity.
The Polar Team Pro system easily integrates with other tracking systems, making it easy for the Green Bay Packers to incorporate it into their own intense training regimen.
A student-athlete’s diet must change depending upon the type of physical output coaches are looking for. A phased approach to nutrition will provide the greatest return on an athlete’s nutritional investment.