Part 1 - introductioN
It's In-Season now for Gaelic Players and end of season for a host of Field Sports like Hockey, Rugby, Soccer and play - offs, championships, promotion and relegation are all on the line. Small things matter at this point. Many coaches panic and fear fatigue or in just from S&C work. But in fact it's really the opposite that will happen. A drop in sharpness is much more likely. You do not have to do anything significant, but you do need to train certain qualities in particular.
We say in the S&C world that strength & conditioning is a journey for an athlete, one that can take years. In many cases as we now start working with more and more with kids, sports coaches, teachers, parents, underage clubs etc so the process is starting as young as 4 or 5.