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Healthy Eating and Nutritional Information

Football is a game of strength, speed and skill; all of which can be affected by what, when and how much an athlete eats and drinks. 


Athletes need to apply the same effort to proper fueling as they give during training and competition. Players sometimes neglect nutrition, which can result in poor performance. 


 Proper nutrition is extremely important for football players. Because football requires short bursts of energy, eating enough carbohydrates is critical. As an athlete, you are always looking for the edge over your opponent. Nutrition is that edge. It does not only impact strength, speed and stamina, but recovery as well. You, as athletes, are responsible for taking control. You must provide your body with optimal body fueling. A player who comes to training without having eaten breakfast or lunch, or skimps on fluid intake during hot summer training sessions, is not going to reach his full potential – which ultimately affects the performance of the team as a whole