Written by Ryan Carlyle (Olympian and National 7’s Team Member)
Read Part 2
My youth, club, and high school coaches, mostly self-proclaimed former athletes themselves dreaming of the spoils of athletic success, were encouraging me to specialize and commit to year-round training. They told my parents I needed a skills coach, private sessions, and to play nationwide
It was not until after I quit softball, rediscovered “fun” in sport at club rugby practice, and became an Olympian that I learned how much I cherished rest and balance in my training schedule.
Catch Ryan and the rest of the USA Women’s (and Men’s) 7s teams in Las Vegas Mar 3-5
Read Part 2 - The Importance of REST
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