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can also related to changes muscle coordination, so things such as reaction time can in turn be negatively affected.
While traveling, it can be difficult to manage a proper sleeping schedule, but the main bit of advice to follow would be to listen to your body. When you need to rest, especially after a long day of tryouts or showcases, you need get as much sleep as possible. This is especially important if you have a quick turnaround the following day with another full day of hockey. It may also be in your best interest to arrive a day early to get adjusted to the new sleeping situations. If that is not an option then getting enough sleep the night before a day of travel is essential.
In conclusion, these are simply suggestions on how to combat the difficulties of traveling. By no means is this how everything should be done, but these are guidelines that can help make things a little bit easier on the athlete. All of these things give the athlete the best chance to perform on the ice and assist in recovery.
Jeffrey Lunn
Strength and Conditioning Coach, CSCS TOP Fitness, Nashua, NH

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