We tell our athletes all the time that their body will only run as good as the food they put into it. For me coaching football goes well beyond the X’s and O’s- we are life coaches.
The fact is we have power over our health, and the nutrition of our youth football athletes. What we gobble up and swallow each day determines most how active and how healthy we are.
Eating a smart and ‘clean’ diet is undoubtedly one of the most important lessons you can teach your youth football athletes. This education will craft the building blocks necessary for them to play exceptionally well and, more importantly, have long and healthy lives.
My favorite analogy about nutrition is one that says, an athlete is like a Lamborghini, premium fuel is required. Just like the car, the best food (fuel) choices are necessary for optimal on-field performance.
Why Fluids Matter- Importance of Hydration for Youth Football Athletes We all know that proper hydration is at the focal point of all nutritional plans. This idea is only intensified during exercise as, with physical exertion comes a much higher necessity for hydration.
With the commencement of youth football less than one month away, it is the perfect time for youth football athletes to cut out their dreaded offseason junk food habit. We know that junk food leads to childhood obesity, poor health, and lackluster play on the football field.
Here are 7 Awesome Reasons Why Kids Should Play Football Here’s a summary of 7 awesome reasons why kids should play football. Take these benefits as a way to recruit kids in your community and educate parents on the benefits that come from participating in youth football.
5 Super Power Foods For Your Youth Football Athlete We want our youth football athletes to consume nutritious foods that will result in optimal play on the football field. I’ve come up with a list of foods that you can easily incorporate into your kid’s diet.
There is no offseason when it comes to training for football- we know this, we live this. Football athletes often play various sports to keep in shape, and get prepared for the season ahead of them.
If you’ve followed Youth Football Online since our inception in 2010, you probably know our feelings on sports and energy drinks. We hate them.
What Your Youth Athlete Should NEVER Drink! The “Gatorade dunk” is that special moment in sports when a championship team congratulates their coach with a icy sugary sports drink bath.
Want a dominant performance out of your youth football athletes? Teach your kids the importance of proper hydration; specifically the benefits of drinking WATER before/during/after practice and game days.
As training for the upcoming youth football season kicks into gear, it is pertinent for athletes to focus in on excellent eating habits. The nutritional choices your kids make today will set the tone going forward into their adult lives.
Don’t sleep on proper nutrition. Healthy eating is a pertinent part of your youth football athlete’s on-field performance and his post-play recovery.
Nutrition holds a pertinent key to optimal performance and recovery on the football field. Vitamin and mineral packed power foods aren’t found in a can, a bottle or in the enclosed kitchen of a fast food restaurant, these foods are found in the produce area of your supermarket.