The Importance of Hydration for Athletes

2017-12-18T15:17:11+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog, Nutrition & Fitness, team management, Uncategorized|

Maintaining proper hydration is not only important for your health, but it has a major impact on performance. Simply stated - a well-hydrated athlete will perform better in the final minutes of a game or over the course of an entire practice. Knowledge about hydration and electrolyte balance has come a long way since the days of halftime orange slices. Through science and measurement we know exactly how much fluid needs to be replenished during strenuous exercise, but keeping kids hydrated can still be a challenge. Here are five tips to make sure your team is hydrated and stays hydrated during the season. Hydrate before you recreate We all know the importance of taking water breaks during practices and games, but there’s no way of knowing how hydrated a kid is when he/she arrives. By starting each practice or a game with a water break you’re making sure that each child has a base level of fluids in their [...]

College Recruiting Series #9: A recruit’s guide to the coaching staff: Who to email first?

2018-01-15T15:06:11+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Blog, Coaching, college, NCSA, recruiting|

Imagine this: You've done your research about college programs, created your target list, and now you're ready to start reaching out to college coaches. You go to one school's website to look up the coaching staff, only to see a whole list of names and titles. There's an assistant coach, position coach, recruiting coordinator and a head coach. Who do you message first? Do you just email the whole group? Just like everything else in the recruiting process, who you contact on the coaching staff requires some strategy. We've created this go-toguide to help you figure the best person to contact. NCSA is used by 35,000+ college coaches. Start connecting with them today!  When using this guide, always start by going down the list, not up. For example, if the team doesn't have a recruiting coordinator, start with the position coach. If you've emailed the position coach but haven't heard [...]