The season is approaching us all and it is a common thing for athletes to lose a little bit of their gains they made during the off season because they aren’t going as hard in the weight room. I think this can be avoided. If you go 100% Monday and Tuesday in the weight room; taper off until Friday and get a medium intensity workout during the weekend in, you won’t lose any of your gains that you made. You shouldn’t be killing yourselves and trying to max out in the weight room, but pushing yourself to the limit at least 3 times a week in the gym is going to help you tremendously. The season is no excuse to lose strength. You want to be as strong as possible every Friday night. In regards to the field work, every single day at practice should be hard work. During the season you are there to get better every single day to put your team in a position to win. That needs to be your mindset. That’s the only way you will keep up with your skills. At least 3 days a week in the gym and everyday at practice getting better are the keys to not losing your edge during the season.