Three bad habits took by youth in their holidays and offseason periods

Three bad habits took by youth in their holidays and offseason periods

Three bad habits took by youth in their holidays and offseason periods

The holidays and the end of the season have arrived, and NF Coaches shared some advice to our youth players to avoid a considerable performance drop, either in training or school.

Three bad habits took by youth in their holidays and offseason periods

Three bad habits took by youth in their holidays and offseason periods

The holidays and the end of the season have arrived, and NF Coaches shared some advice to our youth players to avoid a considerable performance drop, either in training or school.

Without training sessions or classes, kids will naturally enter a different routine where, most of the time, some vital behaviors are entirely forgotten.

Of course, kids are on their holidays, and they should escape from their routine! But they need to find a balance to avoid frequently having bad habits that will negatively influence their performance when they come back to the training sessions.

Below you will find some advice from NF Academy Coaches to all kids and teens, especially the athletes.

1 – Find the balance between train and rest

Youth players should take this period to rest. The offseason period can be useful to recover from small injuries caused by the training overload or impacts. But that same period ceases to be helpful when kids stop their training habits completely.

So, should kids stop or keep training hard? Neither!

They have to find a balance between rest and train. Keep training a lot, and without their coaches’ support, can maximize injuries, and stop training for extended periods will provoke a substantial physical condition drop. Players should request help from their coaches before the holidays/offseason period to find this vital balance.

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2 – Sleep to recharge batteries or play videogames all night?

Breaking our habits during holidays feels good and can be psychologically healthy. But a period without any training or class commitment is a “dangerous” period to take some bad habits.

One of the most recent and common nowadays is the addiction to video games. For most of the century XXI kids, the answer to the question above is obvious: let’s play!! Without any commitment the next day, kids easily stay until 3 am / 4 am (or more) playing video games, sleeping worse.

We are not judging this action or defending that kids should not play, but this becomes a problem when it repeats over and over during the entire vacation of 1 month, for example. Sleep should be one of the routines that youth should keep during holidays to maintain their bodies and minds healthy, and for an athlete, that is super important.

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3 – The undervalued eating habits

Two potential bad habits can affect kids in the long term: skip meals and exaggerate junk food. They usually are undervalued because we typically do not associate this behavior directly with the kid’s performance, but they can interfere negatively in the long term.

Jumping breakfast or lunch is something that all the kids already did at least one time. And doing it one time is not a problem; the problem is when it becomes routine (what can happen as a consequence of point 2). The first meal can be decisive in the mental and physical energy we have during the entire day.

Also is essential to avoid (again, repeatedly) the snacks exaggeratedly rich in sugar and salt, another bad and common habit, for two reasons. First, they are not the best type of food for any kid/teen development. Secondly, increasing the intake of sugar and salt + stop training = increase body weight, which is one of the most compromising indicators for an excellent return to the sporting season.

Need support to avoid these three bad habits?

We can help directly and indirectly to support youth players in the 3 points listed. A training plan or training sessions during the holidays will be a positive trigger to avoid these three bad habits.

Point 1 – with our training programs, players will get a training plan/training sessions to avoid them to reach a physical drop, always without putting at risk a potential injury.
For training sessions in your region, click here.

Point 2 – with a training plan, players will not focus 100% on playing video games. They want to rest well to be prepared for the training sessions and maximize their development.
To take a training schedule with the follow up from our coaches, click here.

Point 3 – our coaches don’t have the expertise level of a nutritionist. Still, they already fol of thousands of youth players’ and study eating habits in a sportive environment.
To work closely with a professional player consultant, click here.

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