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Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
Why is training at 9am?


Players generally need to be primed to perform at 3pm or 7:45pm, so it would seem strange to me to have their routine so they turn up at 9am each morning. This is obviously the way it has always been done and imagine there's no difference club to club, but I wonder if there is any scientific basis to this and whether there may actually be a more optimal time?

I've read studies suggesting that school should start later for teenagers who generally require more sleep. Now that's less of an issue for us as we only ever play teenagers as a last resort, but people have different circadian rhythms: some people are night owls and some are morning larks. Training beginning at 9am would seem to discriminate against night owls (especially with the distance of commutes many players will face). Might we get more out of those players who naturally operate on a later schedule by making training later?

Other studies suggest that decision making may be better at certain times of the day depending on that individual's biological disposition.

Might we get a competitive edge by switching training time to the afternoon which is more aligned to when we want players to peak performance wise?