In an effort to provide the best soccer experience and athletic training for our players, we want to make sure your child eats a good meal before playing. Rule of thumb is to have a meal an hour or two before an event.
Day before Game
You may start hydrating for tournaments and weekend games at least 24- 48 hours before. Plenty of WATER should be added to your normal intake of fluids.
Recommended Dinner Menu for our young athletes with a morning game:
-pasta with tomato sauce (plain, simple tomato sauce) the night before
Day of the Game
Recommended Lunch for an afternoon game:
lunch should be limited to a light meal with lots of proteins or carbohydrates, such as:
- pasta with tomato sauce,
- a salad with grilled chicken,
- a light chicken sandwich,
- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich,
- Fresh fruit, etc.
NO red meat, NO greasy, fried or junk food (burgers, tacos, fries, burritos, hotdogs, etc.), no heavy sauces.
NO carbonated drinks. (Ie) Coke or pepsi, energy drinks (Red Bull).
Water, juices or sport drinks are ok.
Snacks between games:
- Dried Banana Chips
- Fig Newton’s
- Graham Crackers
- Bagels (only if there is a break > than 3 hours between games)
- Blueberry Muffins
- Oatmeal-raisin cookies
- Granola bars
- Cold Cereal
- Corn Flakes
- Juice in a box
- Chocolate Milk
- Raw Vegetables
- Fruit snack
- Fruit Sauce
- Things To Remember:
- Calcium rich foods