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Written by Tracey Mickels   
Monday, 31 January 2011 05:01

Whether your a youth soccer player, a college soccer player, or some one who simply wants to improve their game, proper training will help you achieve your goal.  Training is not just limited to endurance conditioning.  Granted soccer players are known for their endurance, but this alone will not make a great soccer player.  Great soccer players are students of the game and are constantly working to improve their knowledge of soccer tactics.  Successful soccer players are constantly working to become comfortable with the soccer ball at their feet.  This includes mastering their existing moves as well as adding new moves to their arsenal.

Nutrition is also a vital component of soccer training.  Proper nutrition helps reduce the chance of dehydration, improves performance during competition, and aids in the muscle recovery after a training session or soccer match.  So make good choices - eat high glycemic foods in the first hour after a training session or competition.  Examples of this include Cheerios, raisins, peanut butter and jelly on bagels or sourdough bread, graham crackers and cottage cheese, Chex mix, Nutri-Grain bars and lo-fat vanilla wafers.  Later meals should include moderate glycemic index foods like bananas, orange juices, corn, pita bread, oatmeal cookies, pasta.  Try to refrain from eating junk food (chips, sodas, etc) whenever possible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:24