Sleep deprivation, sunburn, session after session, precise planning and monitoring needed to minimize fatigue. What is there not to like about preseason?
This is what sport science is all about. This is when we earn our salt. This is where you can get the first advantage on your opposition.
Good luck to my fellow coaches and professionals working in the challenging environment of college soccer in the US.
Quality not quantity.
Just replace the John Smith's with recovery shakes