For most dedicated student athletes, off-season play is a must. Anyone who wants to get ahead in the game — or even just keep up with the top dogs in the league — is probably slugging it out in their respective sport throughout the summer months.
But as August approaches and the new school year looms closer on the horizon, it may be time to let up on practices and skirmishes for a week or two.
There is also definitely a stigma around slacking-off on summer workouts. Taking a break for a week or several weeks, might appear to some like a lack of dedication.
Source: East County Californian