Student-athletes experience many health and success myths. Soccer is a sport that is physically demanding and requires strength, speed, agility and stamina. Unlike many team sports, soccer players often play without a substitution the entire 45 minutes of each game. The athlete is in constant movement, running and sprinting during this period. The soccer players will not be able to maintain a high level of success without sufficient energy.
Players at all age groups should have a program geared towards optimizing their performance and recovery times while avoiding injuries and illness. At Next Generation Soccer Academy, we have a Nutritionist on staff to help with just that. Her job is to tailor nutrition to each athletes age and gender. In addition to sharing best practices and common sense decisions within the home, she will also be available during several trainings sessions each month. Being on-site she can answer direct questions from parents related to their specific child’s needs. Also, she will be hosting bi-annual seminars, free to our NextGen families. Since she is a part of the staff, she will also be accessible by email should any questions or issues pop up.