Nutrition for Team Sports such as Football (soccer), Basketball, Hockey, Handball and others is very important as energy is not only required for sustaining the effort but also to feed the brain and enable athletes to maintain precision in their actions, respond quickly and make optimal tactical decisions.
Below are Nduranz nutritional guidelines.
DAY BEFORE THE MATCH
Focus on a high carbohydrate diet. No need to ingest a lot of fat.
It is about carbohydrates. It is important that you have a meal high in carbohydrates 3-4 hours before the match.
Within the last couple of hours before the match try to have additional Energy Unit .
During the match, have 1x per hour.
1x before the start of the match and
1x at half-time.
HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING SESSION
1x per hour
LOW AND MODERATE INTENSITY TRAINING SESSION
Pay attention to hydration. No need for additional intake of carbohydrates.
For recovery guidelines click here.
For hydration guidelines click here.