Not everyone has an off-season from hockey. Hockey takes over some people’s lives year round.
I am a fan of taking a break from hockey – for the players, parents and coaches. It allows all of us to have a break from hockey so that we can start up again with more enthusiasm and energy. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing (even hockey!). Participating in sports other than hockey allows your child to develop other muscles and skills that might be transferable to hockey. Overuse of the same muscles can lead to more injuries, so it is good to play other sports. Your child’s nutritional needs change with different activity levels and adjustments should be made. That being said, eating well should be a year-round venture. There shouldn’t be an “off-season” for eating healthy foods.
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