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Avoid the Crash: Fueling Young Athletes for Long Summer Days

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TrueSport inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, by creating leaders across communities through sport.

For youth athletes, the longest days of the year involve day-long tournaments, two-a-day practices, tough conditioning camps, and generally being out in the heat from sun up to sun down. Here are 5 tips on how to avoid the crash during these long days:

  1. Stay hydrated through fruits and veggies.
  2. Saved by sodium.
  3. The day(s) before.
  4. Snacks for short windows in between exercise.
  5. Figuring out a plan.

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