Requesting rest days in Sports..

<p>Does anyone here ever get really tired or sore from the Sport Practices? Have you guys ever requested time off for a day or so to recover? How did you approach your coach to obtain his consent?</p>

<p>Depends on the coach. Most of my coaches would laugh in my face. What i do i go to practice and then wehn they do something hard maybe ask to sit out or something.</p>

<p>uhhh sports don't work like that... you either do it and don't complain or just quit.</p>

<p>thats the thing with most (most, because there are truly some wonderful coaches out there) hs coaches. sometimes they run their kids too much, especially in xc or track. a lot of them don't really understand the proper way to train and don't know about stuff like peaking.</p>

<p>i wouldn't recommend doing anything.
asking to sit out in a drill could make you seem weaker to the coach or your teammates. i'd say either work through it and rest on the weekends (they HAVE to give you at least sunday off) or quit.
make sure you stretch a lot even on your days off, it helps relieve the muscle tension.</p>

<p>Hmmm. Sometimes you have to run on top of your practice.</p>

<p>you could...if you want to be a b*tch about it.
In sports, it's no pain no gain.</p>

<p>I wish i could but that would be another excuse for the coach the make a example out of me and probably make me run the whole practice.</p>

<p>I would never ask for a day off. An easy day or an easier workout, maybe, just maybe, but suck it up. Or quit.</p>

<p>what sport is this?</p>

<p>If your coach would make an example of you for not working hard, I doubt he would give you a day off.
And to those you say you cant ask to sit out for a bit: I started track for the first time last spring, and started preseason out of shape. The coach understood this, and would only tell me to do as much as I could. Because this let me recover from the inital shock, I was able to quickly get to the level of the other people in my grade, and ended up having a fun season. </p>

<p>Should I have quit?</p>

<p>requesting a day off with my coach = you're not starting in the next game. and if you do it more than once, then possible demotion to JV or getting benched at the next game.</p>

<p>I ended up quitting because I stopped being able to have any sort of a life or even enough time for hw and oh, he hated kids who didn't quit all other commitments just for their sport.</p>

<p>LOL. Requesting rest days in varsity. That's funny.</p>

<p>You can get away with it in track/swimming, or at least in my school you can.</p>

<p>I mean, if you're not very good, your coach might not care. Because he probably doesn't expect much out of you performance wise. They'd love to see you work hard either way, but if you're not good and lazy they probably don't care about you.</p>

<p>Having rest days can be very beneficial, but I don't reccomend more than two whole days in a week for resting. They can be back to back (sat/sun). </p>

<p>Now it IS important to have "recover" days where you have LIGHT practices. You still need to be doing what you do, but effort wise, should be less. It is also important to have a nice rest day the day after an INTENSE workout. Usually this is possible, but if not, should be a recover day.</p>

<p>If you are talking about weightlifting, you need to rest for 48hrs before lifting that muscle group again. If you don't, you are not getting stronger, you are just wearing yourself down.</p>

<p>"If you can't keep up, then you can't run varsity."
- my track coach</p>

<p>the only thing that will get you out of practice is a minor/major injury (for example, the last thing they want us to do is pull a muscle before a meet)</p>

<p>I use sunday as a rest day.</p>

<p>I know my coach would laugh in my face if I asked him for a day off to rest.</p>

<p>LOL at requesting rest days. I'm on XC/cross country and I train 6 days a week for 48/52 weeks a year and I don't ask for rest days.
Here's what my coach says:</p>

<p>Coach-"Hey do you need a straw?"
Complaining person-"For what?"
Coach-"SO YOU CAN SUCK IT UP!"</p>

<p>Rest periods are essential, just not during season. I know people who run every single day, a lot of times during the week twice in one day.</p>