Soccer is one of the world’s most physically and mentally demanding games. Training a malnourished body will cause it will break down. Feeding a body healthy food will set the stage for success.
Many of the health issues facing our young athletes — fatigue, frequent illness, chronic injuries, mood swings and attention problems — are diet related.
Increasing nutritional awareness allows for making better informed food decisions and optimizing performance both on and off the field.
We live in one of the most health-conscious areas of the country and FC Boulder wants to set the example for other clubs to follow. With just a little effort to become “food wise,” we can build the healthiest soccer club in the nation.
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FC Boulder is proud to work with Curt Thompson M.S., CN. – a practicing nutritionist and the author of the recently published Soccer Nutrition Handbook available at Nutrition Coaches.com. Curt is also a nationally licensed soccer coach and runs the Club’s Advanced Training Program. He has been involved with youth soccer for over 35 years.