Why is recovery time so essential? How much recovery time is enough? It depends on the athlete. "Athletes are individuals," says Dr. Phillip Bishop of the University of Alabama. That can be a strange concept for coaches who spend much of their time building a Team. But, for maximum performance, coaches have to "study the individual." Dr. Bishop explains the physiology of training athletes and the necessity of adequate recovery time. He also offers practical ways for coaches to evaluate athletic performance and recovery time needs. Coaching is changing. But, we'll help you stay ahead of the game!

Training Athletes: Why Recovery Time is Essential to Success

No coach wants to be blamed for losing because athletes weren't worked hard enough. But, working athletes too hard with inadequate Recovery Time actually decreases performance levels. Dr. Bishop explains the physiology of training athletes and the necessity of Recovery Time.

Training Athletes: Coaching the Individual Athlete

"Athletes are individuals." That's a strange concept for coaches who spend much of their time building a team. But, for maximum performance, coaches have to "study the individual." Dr. Bishop discusses the changing approach to training athletes (and coaches).

Training Athletes: Evaluating Recovery Time Needs

How does a coach know how much Recovery Time each athlete needs? Dr. Bishop offers practical ways for coaches to evaluate athletic performance and Recovery Time needs in this video. The key is observation - a skill that the best coaches mastered long ago.