I am very excited to present at the NSCAA Convention/US Youth Soccer Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland next weekend,
This coming Friday, January 15, I will be presenting an educational session titled, "Fueling Tactics for Championship Performance." This educational session will look at nutrition in soccer and provide an overview on a number of topics.
The presentation will be lots of fun and look at how nutrition can impact the performance of soccer players. We will first be looking at height, weight and body type of soccer players (looking at the NCAA final, MLS final, El Clasico, Bayern Munich, Fifa World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup). Then the session looks at the science of the sport and how nutrition can impact performance with 10 tips for fueling success. The session then shifts to looking at the collegiate nutritional needs through their 4 seasons (pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season) and also look at the goals of nutrition during injuries (which unfortunately happen from time-to-time). As our athletes are trying to find a competitive edge, they may look into dietary supplements so will briefly discuss safety and also look at the NCAA banned supplements. On most weekends, many players around the country are playing 2 or more games on the weekend, so will provide some guidelines for preparing for these weekend events. The session will finish with looking at youth soccer and how we can effectively provide education in a youth soccer setting to help promote optimal health and performance for our youth soccer players now so they are more prepared to navigate the world as adults when they eventually hang up their boots.
Lots of great information and an amazing way to connect the two worlds that I am very passionate about - nutrition and soccer. The session takes place at 9:00 AM in CC324 - the link for the session is here - http://2016usyouthsoccerworkshop.sched.org/event/4Our/fueling-tactics-for-championship-performance
I also am going to participate on a panel discussion on "The Need to have a Good Plan for Regeneration and Recovery," which will take place on Saturday, January 16 at 11 AM in CC 323. I will serve on a panel with Ralph Perez, head coach of the University of the Redlands Men's program, and Bill Stara, Director of Recreation and Academy Programs for the Broomfield Soccer Club in Colorado. For information on the session, the link is here - http://2016usyouthsoccerworkshop.sched.org/event/5Cy6/the-need-to-have-a-good-plan-for-regeneration-and-recovery
Thanks and have a great weekend
Angel Planells MS, RDN CD is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist residing in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in lifecycle nutrition, sports nutrition, and weight management.