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Dick Gould: Avoid Burnout By Keeping Your Workouts Efficient

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Dick Gould (@Dick_Gould), a PCA National Advisory Board member, is the winningest coach in Stanford men's tennis history, taking 17 NCAA titles in his 38 seasons. Under his guidance, former players have excelled with 9 reaching the top 15 in ATP world singles rankings and 50 becoming All-Americans. His former players have also captured 13 grand slam championships and 10 NCAA singles championships.

In this video, Gould explains that college seasons can be extremely intense and often lead to athlete burnout. To avoid burnout and keep his players fresh throughout the season, Gould encourages his athletes to stay involved in other activities.

Gould also did not use the maximum practice time that the NCAA allows. Instead, Gould accomplishes the same amount in fewer practices, allowing more time for rest and recovery so that his athletes stay fresh and have high energy levels throughout the season. Gould attributes much of his teams success in championship season to these high energy levels.