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Infographic: Why Sleep Matters For Your Team

Posted by Ty Frix on Dec 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sleep is an integral part of your team's recovery and overall success. This infographic will show you some reasons sleep is so important for athletes, and how much sleep athletes really need.

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5 Effective Ways Athletes Can Eliminate Stress Before Bedtime

Posted by Ty Frix on Nov 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is necessary to function at 100%, but it’s not always as simple as it sounds. For an athlete whose typical day is dominated by practice, class, homework, and other responsibilities, it can be a real challenge to find time for sleep at all; it’s even harder for him or her to reach the proper state of relaxation necessary to get the best sleep possible.
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How Sleep Can Boost Basketball Player Performance

Posted by Ty Frix on Nov 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A number of professional athletes tribute sleep as a key factor in peak performance. Prominent basketball players Kevin Durant, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Earl Watson all swear by at least eight hours every night, and four-time NBA MVP award-winner LeBron James will sleep up to twelve hours per night. Could sleep be the key to their success?

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Using Sleep to Keep Volleyball Players at Peak Performance

Posted by Ty Frix on Oct 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Volleyball players are used to draining all of thir energy at games and practices, only to repeat the cycle the next day. In a sport that seems to have no rest, quality sleep is key to an athlete's success.

One study suggests that just “one night of sleep deprivation may reduce exercise performance." It also indicates this may impact performance more with volleyball players than runners.

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Why Recovery is Key for Soccer Players

Posted by Ty Frix on Oct 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sleep is incredibly important for soccer players. Research has shown that lack of sleep can make an athlete more susceptible to injury. This post will explain why quality sleep is such a big deal for soccer players.

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Keeping Football Players Safe with Sleep

Posted by Ty Frix on Oct 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

While winning is always the goal, a coach’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of his or her athletes. Football is a physically demanding and energy-taxing sport, so part of a coach's job is to track the health of an athlete just as much as his or her athleticism. Aside from proper training, preventing injuries, recovery, and maintaining overall health for athletes in intense sport like football all rely on sleep as a critical factor.

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Six Quick Tips to Help Players Get More Sleep

Posted by Ty Frix on Oct 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Athletes constantly train to improve agility, strength, speed, and coordination, but are they practicing healthy sleeping habits as well? After all, the benefits of sleep don't stop at improving mental capacity and alertness; an athlete's overall physical performance can also heavily depend on him or her getting a good night’s rest.

Sleep should always be a priority when training, and coaches should never stop encouraging and educating their players to get longer, healthier sleep. These six easy tips are easy to remember and simple to put into practice. It only takes around five minutes to go through them as a team before or after practice, and you'll quickly see results.

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Sports & Sleep: Why Recovery Matters

Posted by Ty Frix on Sep 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Every coach knows that athletes can’t perform on game day if they don’t give their all in practice, but in many ways, what happens off the field is just as important. The recovery process is a huge part of personal fitness, and athletes can’t recover without sleep.

It sounds simple enough - just get more sleep at night. Unfortunately, athletes are now under more pressure than ever before. Between training, class, extracurriculars, homework, and social life, sleep often gets put on the backburner, keeping athletes from playing their best.

However, there are a number of reasons why coaches have to stress recovery for their players, and why sleep has to be a priority for athletes.

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