Monday, July 12, 2010

July Season Tips

It is the beginning of the second full week of July. Teams probably do more travel this month than any and it can be fun yet taxing on the body. Take it from me... I'm exhausted after running a 3 day tournament and needed to take a trip to the emergency room.

Here are some tips on how to handle the demanding July schedule.

Take Care of Your Body
Running around in piping hot gyms, players often collapse due to poor hydration or get injured because of muscle fatigue. If you're thirsty, you're not staying hydrated enough. Drinking water during timeouts, halftime, and in between games, gives your body the liquid fuel it needs to perform at a high level. You can also ice your knees to refresh your body.

Have fun on the court
You might not win every game, but you can bust you butt giving 100-percent effort. Create small, obtainable goals to make games enjoyable. Whether your mission is transition or taking a couple charges, every game has fun moments no matter how lopsided the score.

Click here for all the tips from Joy Hollingsworth, first-year assistant women's basketball coach at Seattle University.

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