Football is a rarity in today’s sporting world.
Unlike other activities that seemingly run year-round, football has distinct months for in-season and offseason.
It’s during that off time that athletes can both rest their bodies and build up skills to increase peak performance.
Flexibility, strength, speed and agility are traits all football coaches look for in their players.
It’s easy to feel lazy during these coldest months.
The idea of going outside to exercise becomes a fleeting one behind closed doors and under warm blankets.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options to build core strength and flexibility while not leaving the house – two areas young football players can develop without heavy weights and expensive equipment, according to Aaron Ruth, a sports performance specialist at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis.
Coaches face a dilemma every August.
On one hand, the start of the preseason means getting their players in shape, but they have to do it during the hottest time of the year. This combination forces them to monitor how much they push their players during the late summer heat.