Football training camp is a demanding activity that needs preparation and planning for achieving the desired outcome during the camp hours. To help out the newbies, here are few tips to survive in the training session. The key to success isn’t just multiple workouts, but surviving, growing, and thriving. In summer season, running continuously, taking up 7×7 drills can be quite tough, but it can give you the strength of a professional player!

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Comfortable Gear

The right gear and clothes can help you survive; do not opt for cotton clothes and pants that make your body feel sweaty, and very heated. Buy sportswear that absorbs sweat; invest in the right pair of shoes that make help manage the whole session just the way you wanted. If you do not have loose sweat shirts and flip flops, buy one or otherwise would be punishing yourself. Comfortable options other than shower slippers and sweatpants would be pajamas made from goose down and blankets.

Ice Towels

Pros know the importance of ice towels, but many are yet to learn about their utility. Not all camps provide them. So, if you want one, simply take a towel and fold into 4 layers. Fill it with crushed ice or cold water as it’s the best way to provide your body some cooling factor. When the ice breaks into water, though you may feel numb, it can help you survive the heating session. It encourages you to get back to practice with greater determination at the end of the day.

Ice Bags and Plastic Wraps

The human body is comprised of several joints, which are prone to swelling, irritation, and other issues. The muscle catch during the session can prevent you from participating further. Take ice roller (plastic wraps) and massage throughout the body to participate actively. It reduces soreness and you can take cold (ice water) bath. Take lots of ice if you wish to survive longer, and keep your determination levels very high.

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Ice works like a charm and saves your knee and legs; the ice water flushes waste products and heals muscular micro-trauma, while on the other side, heat activates inflammation that makes muscular micro-trauma worse and lengthens the recovery time. Though institutions, like may provide ice bags, not all training camps would – so, it’s suggested to take ice bags along with you. The best time to spray ice water is after the practice; if you can’t get that, ensure to take cold water bath later on.

Get Enough Sleep

One of the best surviving tips is take a quick nap, as it’ll help the mind and body recover during training session. A quick half-hour nap during the day can reduce daytime sleepiness and boost energy levels that you indeed need during the practice session.

When looking for the best camp providers, do not forget to ask about recovery (resting room). If it doesn’t provide, look for some other option, such as comfy, quite dark space to take 30 min nap after lunch. Poor sleep quality can hinder the performance.

Concentrate and understand your purpose so that you can avoid the common mistakes. These tips can help you become a better and proficient football player.


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