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Player Hydration & Nutrition

Basic Nutrition & Hydration Tips

Avoid soda pop, energy drinks, and juice that are loaded with sugar.

If you want to be an elite player you must eat elite. Meals made with ingredients of the highest quality should be the goal and will involve some cooking!

Avoid snack foods and fast food. Plan ahead by a day or two so quality food is always available when you need it most. 

They are not elite, so it's best to avoid foods with them on the packaging.

Athletes' Plates

Training volume and intensity vary from day to day and week to week along your training/competition plan. Eating your meals and fueling your workout or competition should also be cycled according to how hard or easy it is. The Athlete's Plates below are tools for you to better adjust your eating to the physical demands of your current training plan. 

EASY TRAINING: An easy day may contain just an easy workout or tapering with without the need to load up for competition with energy and nutrients. Easy day meals may also apply to athletes trying to lose weight and athletes in sports requiring less energy (calories) due to the nature of their sport. 

MODERATE TRAINING: A moderate day may be one where you train twice but focus on technical skill in one workout and on endurance or strength in the other. The moderate day should be your baseline from where you adjust your plate down (easy) or up (hard/competition). 

HARD TRAINING: A hard day contains at least two workouts that are relatively hard or competition. If your competition requires extra fuel from carbohydrates, use this plate to load up in the days before, throughout, and after the event day.