Reasonable Goals in High School
- Diet and Nutrition
Leave enough time to plan, prepare and eat a solid breakfast every single morning. Include grain, fruit and dairy. Prepare the night before so breakfast is easy, accessible and with food that’ll time release during the morning. Carbohydrates to be digested over a period of time so when lunch comes around, the body has had its energy for the morning, and is not overly hungry, but ready to accept another portion of nutrition.
Find the MDR (minimum daily requirements) or as the measure is now I think, MDV (minimum daily value) of vitamins and minerals needed to support healthy growth. The U.S. Department of Health has a listing of these vitamins and minerals and their benefits. Track the daily intake and make notations of how the body feels, daily. Take stock of an increased attention span and a host of other actions. Most, if not all packaging contains that food’s contents in this regard.
Take plenty of stock in fresh fruits and vegetables. These products contains enzymes that allow the digestive cycle to do its thing. And enzymes can’t work without hydration – water, and plenty of it year round.
A strength and conditioning plan should be tailored to the individual life style and demeanor of athlete. A growing athlete has to be concerned about growth plates, realistic physical and mental endurance levels for each season. Off Season conditioning is like night and day when compared to Post Season conditioning. Learn the differences. Don’t discount mental conditioning. Social interaction with friends, conflicts at school, the pressures of exams and such are not good companions with a conditioning cycle that only addresses the muscles. Maturity lessons go hand in hand here. That’s what parents are for.
Take a portion of this sport and learn it. From rules to backing up a play the proper way. Take time to go over a small part every day.
4 Time Management
Set a realistic Time Management tempo that can be addressed . Start with say … breakfast. Start with a time to prepare tomorrow’s breakfast. Set a time to finish the day’s routine so a good night sleep has time to work – 7 -8 hours for most youngsters.
I could add more, but this will fill a youngster’s plate in not time. Notice I didn’t mention anything about pitching? When setting priorities for a young athlete, it’s the little things that support everything else.