Is Your Athlete Drinking Enough? 7 Things Sports Parents Need to Know (PDF)

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Is Your Athlete Drinking Enough? 7 Things Sports Parents Need to Know (PDF)

By David Benzel
If proper hydration for your athlete is not HIGH on your radar, then dehydration is a strong possibility. In fact, Dr. Susan Yeargin – an expert at the University of South Carolina – conducted research on this topic and found out something that every youth sports coach and parent needs to know. Up to 75% of young athletes go to practice ALREADY dehydrated.

5 Strategies to Help Your Athlete Manage Performance and Social Anxiety

By TrueSport
Every athlete will likely feel some kind of nerves during practices or in competition. Some athletes thrive under pressure and embrace the nerves, while others will crumple if not bolstered by a supportive coach and team.

How Athletes Can Make the Most of a Plant-Based Diet

By TrueSport
Every athlete will likely feel some kind of nerves during practices or in competition. Some athletes thrive under pressure and embrace the nerves, while others will crumple if not bolstered by a supportive coach and team.

Nutritional Serving Sizes: What You Need to Know

By TrueSport
Young athletes don’t always understand nutrition basics, and the American food landscape has been set up for easy overeating – especially when it comes to less healthy options. As a parent, this environment makes it tricky to teach portion and serving sizes to children. Help educate your child about nutritional serving sizes with these five facts in mind.

Post-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
After a hard practice, your student athlete is probably feeling exhausted and hungry—and it may be best if they don’t wait until the next meal before refueling!

Pre-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
Young student-athletes are often faced with a tough challenge when rushing to practice after school. How do you fuel for a practice or workout with limited time and when lunch is often hours before the final bell rings?

Mastering the 5 Cornerstones of Athletic Improvement

By David Benzel
The Growing Champions for Life philosophy was built from the idea that the youth sports experience is most effective in meeting its true objectives when coaches, parents, and administrators create the most positive learning environment possible for today’s youth.

3 Steps for a Healthier Concession Stand

If you are in charge of a meet’s concession stand, this document will give you some tips to making sure it remains healthy.

Healthy Snacks to Pack for a Meet

Buying and preparing any of these snacks will be less expensive than a fast food meal or ice cream treats! Feed your athlete’s body what it needs!

Three Plays for a Healthy Team

There are 3 simple things you can do during practices and games to keep youth athletes healthy and performing their best!