A: Tournament days can present some challenges, planning ahead can help! If you and your team arrive at a tournament stocked with the right mix of food and beverages, it will help to maintain focus and energy levels throughout a demanding day.
The biggest mistake I see young athletes make at a tournament is snacking on high fat (e.g. chips, fries) and sugary foods (e.g. cupcakes, cookies, soda) between games. While these foods maybe fun to have after the tournament is over, they are not the best choices to maintain energy levels between demanding games.
Depending on the length of time until your next game will impact what foods and beverages are best to have! Consider working with your team to create a snack sign-up list with foods that will maximize energy. See the Tournament Day handout that provides guidelines, tips and strategies for your next hockey tournament. Keep in mind, it is always best to try a new food or beverage on a non-game day first to make sure it will agree with your stomach.
Is your team preparing for a tournament? Contact Fuel2Win to request a sport or event-specific handout to help you and your team!