Getting adequate sleep of 10-11 hrs/night plus 30 min nap between 2-4pm


The amount of sleep required for children in the FUNdamentals stage is generally somewhere in the range of 10 to 11 hours per night plus a 30 minute nap between 2 and 4 pm. In addition to requiring this amount of sleep it is also important that they have a regular sleep routine / schedule.  Sleep should be in a comfortable sleep environment and should be precipitated by a regular 15-30 minute bedtime routine. 


The following links point to resources that have been collected and are relevant to this skill (?).

Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance


Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance, is a 20 page pdf document put together by researchers in Calgary for Sport for Life. It discusses the importance of sleep and recovery for sport performance and some of the most prominent sleep disorders and factors that affect one's sleep and recovery. The document is very clearly and consisely written to discuss the key factors across all LTAD stages.