Training Load → Stress

I had a conversation yesterday with Tyler Wickham (@twickham06), assistant mens soccer coach at Notre Dame College, and he made a remark to a comment I made about “monitoring player training load”.

Tyler said “increased load leads to increased stress”.

But it’s what he said next that really caught my curiosity.

“The body does not know the difference between the stress the player feels on the pitch, versus in the gym lifting weights, to dealing with school expectations, along with every day life stresses.” — Tyler Wickham