Impact of sleep extension on basketball performance

When coaches think of an intervention to enhance physical performance in their athletes, they would most often come up with some type of “sport-specific” workout regiment or various technical or tactical drills. Certainly, these types of interventions can absolutely result in meaningful performance improvements. However, there may be some more passive interventions that coaches can …

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Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Performance

The importance of adequate sleep quality and duration cannot be overstated for optimum health and performance in athletes. The benefits of ample quality sleep are well documented, ranging from improved recovery to superior body composition. You must ask yourself, are my athletes getting enough sleep? How much is their performance impacted by this? Two recent …

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