Episode 26

The Role of Nutrition in Your Young Athlete's Success

Nutrition, like practice, is an essential ingredient in sports performance. However, it seems that many young athletes don't have healthy eating habits. Some skip breakfast, others eat junk and call it breakfast, and still others just don't know enough about how to structure a healthy diet. What is a youth sports parent to do?

Allison Maurer is here to rescue you and your athlete! Allison is the Sports Dietitian for the University of Tennessee Athletics. She explains why healthy food doesn't have to be boring food, how parents can get their young athletes involved in their own nutrition, and why pickle juice isn't as great a hydrator as some people seem to think. It's an informative listen for parents and youth athletes alike.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Mar 09 2015