- As much as we may love basketball, there is simply more to life. Practicing and playing too much can lead to overuse injuries and burnout. So, even if it feels like you never want to take a break, you should, at least to make sure you stay fit and rested enough to continue playing after taking some time off.
- Another benefit of a little time away from the game is that you can develop other athletic skills, including different forms of leadership and teamwork that will contribute to your basketball success when you return the court. Also, taking time away from sports altogether leaves time for activities that are ultimately more important, such as family, friends, academics, and experiencing other parts of the world and other forms of fun that make you a more well-rounded person.