Terry Liskevych, Russ Rose and John Dunning discuss why proper rest is a critical aspect of keeping players healthy and motivated.
How to incorporate rest: Every coach needs to assess their team to spot fatigue and overwork. While too much rest will take away the sharpness of skills, overworking players can lead to injury, overtraining and burnout. Finding a proper balance will take time, consultation from trainers and a keen eye to assess the mentality and physicality of your team.
The amount of rest a player needs also depends on the individual player - especially for athletes who are dedicated to their sport, sometimes allowing players to decompress and remove themselves from the volleyball world is critical to keeping players enthused.