We've had a few enquiries from very keen parents recently about nutrition and diet and it got us thinking that it would be a great idea to put together an article on how to best feed your kids or yourself to get the best physical results from playing football.
Optimal timing for food is to have a meal about 2 - 3 hours before playing/training and a small snack about 1 hour before.
These foods should fit the following characteristics:
Post Match - Recovery Time
Ideal timing for this is within 30 minutes of finishing a session but definitely no later than 2 hours after. The best way to hit this timing is to 'pack a snack’ and plan ahead so you eat right away and speed up recovery.
The Big Three R’s of Recovery
This article is a great start for people new to nutrition but if you would like some more sophisticated suggestions for those more advanced come and get in contact with us.
All the best,
The Coaches at Casual to Pro
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