Most young athletes know exactly how important training and nutrition are to their performance and recovery, but what many overlook is the importance of sleep. Ensuring young athletes get a good night’s sleep is vital to help support their growth, development and training goals. So, just how is important is sleep to a youth athlete?
Most youth athletes will have found themselves changing their usual training and workout plans to suit life in lockdown. But what many might not realise is that we have to change our nutrition to match too. We’ve put together a few simple tips to help make sure you’re fuelling your home workouts right.
Training schedules are postponed, competitions canceled and the majority of time is being spent indoors. As ever, it's an important time to fuel our youth athletes the right way so that they are ready & raring to go once we're out the other side of the pandemic.
At YSN, we always advocate a food first approach. But we understand navigating nutrition information and education can often be a battlefield. As a huge number of youth athletes already consume them, we've taken a look at whether young athletes need to use sports supplements.
Whether you’re looking for a quick high carb snack to eat in the car on the way to training, or a nutritious lunch box option to keep your athlete fuelled at school, we’ve got the perfect ideas for light bites on the go.
Tracking how many calories sports mad child and teen athletes consume can help avoid weight gain and prevent some illnesses. Many people know the recommended number of calories for women and men, but young athletes' needs are not quite as clear.
Making sure youth athletes start their training session or competition in a well hydrated state and preventing dehydration throughout can be one of the biggest influences on success and performance. We take a look at 3 simple steps to keep the body hydrated and in top condition to win.
Recovery can often be the biggest challenge for young athletes. However, making sure you fuel your body with exactly what it needs after a session is essential for winning performances and more importantly, health, growth and development.
With the rising popularity of veganism and Veganuary, we've taken a closer look into the vegan diet to assess whether young athletes should fuel their bodies on plant-based foods, where they can find alternative sources of protein, calcium and more.
From getting the carbs in the night before to pre-training snacks, we offer a look at some essential nutrition advice to make sure youth athletes get the most out of their hard work and set them up for victory!
Training hard, getting faster & stronger, but not seeing any progress? Overtraining and burnout can see results head in the wrong direction. YSN have teamed up with Online Athlete to give you a free Recovery Guide and programme offer.