As the year starts to come to an end, the football offseason will soon start to pick up. Although there are still plenty of months until the season starts, the time to get better starts today! Each day is an opportunity to become better than you were yesterday. However, during a long offseason it can be rather easy to become lazy, unfocused and unmotivated from time to time.
At Warren Academy, we offer a variety of offseason training programs designed to help unlock every athlete’s full potential. We understand how exhausting an entire offseason can be, but also know the benefits athletes can reap when they work hard week in and week out. Below, we go over some ways all athletes can stay motivated during a long offseason.
One of the best ways athletes can help keep themselves focused and motivated throughout a long offseason is by setting goals. Setting goals helps athletes visualize what they want to achieve, what they want to become and act as a reminder to continue pushing harder each and every day.
When setting goals, it’s important to set goals that are measurable. For example, setting a goal that you will workout x amount of times per week is measurable every single week. By creating goals like this, you will find yourself staying motivated and focused even during the slow parts of an offseason.
Incorporate fun into your off season
Yes, the offseason can be boring; but it’s all what you make of it. Doing the same exercises during the same days each and every week is good when it comes to following a set plan, however, it never hurts to mix it up every once in a while. There are several ways that you incorporate “fun” into your offseason.
One of the best ways to have fun and still work hard at the same time is competitions. Off-season competitions not only bring a sense of enjoyment to athletes and teams but also help hold them accountable in working hard, going to team lifting and conditioning and help enhance their competitive mindset.
Work out with other teammates
Lastly, one of the best things you can do during the offseason is work out and train with your teammates. Team training not only helps the offseason go by easier but helps push you and your teammates to get better each day. Also, it helps you build trust with your teammates, as you can see how hard they worked in the offseason and vice versa.
Although the offseason is not as fun as actually playing a sport, it’s a great opportunity for athletes to take a break from their busy seasons, and focus on growing both physically and mentally. The offseason can be long, it can be daunting, but continue to work hard! Staying motivated and focused will help you so much in the long run.
At Warren Academy, our offseason training programs are focused on helping athletes improve their fundamentals, knowledge of the game and overall athleticism. If you or your young athlete is interested in joining one of our offseason training programs, visit our website today!