PURPOSE OF TESTING AND USE OF THE DIARIES
You cannot consistently improve your performance without knowing how you are doing.
PURPOSE OF THE DIARY
A training diary is one of the most important aids for any athlete or player. Regular and correct use of your diary can enhance your performances and help you avoid injury, illness or recurring problems.
DURING EACH SESSION
Record all data in your specified dates.
Attempt all drill at 100% and using the correct technique. As you become more familiar with these drills you will find them easier. Remember perfect practice leads to perfect technique.
Remember you are competing against yourself. All records should be accurate. If you cheat when you are recording the data the only person you are cheating is yourself.
You should complete the coaches’ dozen drills at least four times a week.
Shooting drills should be completed three times a week.
- Training done each day and type TSG or F to be circled
- Shots made at any shooting session completed on that day, this could be 30 minutes of shooting before dinner in the drive way
- Physical and emotional response to training (did you fell tired, sore, sharp or excited, demotivated etc.).
- Record the ‘life functions’ such as:
- o Resting heart rate (first thing on waking each morning)
- o Morning weight (daily, after going to the toilet in the morning)
- o Energy and vitality level
- o Physical injuries, treatment and progress
- o Hours and quality of sleep, including wake up time (it should be about the same each morning)