- The right amount of recovery during practices and games is critical. Very few people, maybe nobody at all, can go 100% for a full game. Take advantage of opportunities to moderate and control breathing during timeouts or while on the bench. In practices, players can push hard through drills and conditioning and then recover while shooting free throws. That way, there is no “down time,” players always are working on some aspect of their game, and they also are getting over their exhaustion so they can be prepared when practice picks up pace again. Meanwhile, they are getting the game condition practice of shooting free throws while fatigued.
- Recovery also refers to extra steps that can be taken off the court as well such as ice, days off, or even physical therapy for injuries.