Sport nutrition for young athletes
Proper nutrition is vital for child and adolescent athletes to attain proper growth and perform optimally in sports. Young athletes need to learn what foods are good for energy, when to eat certain foods, how to eat during an event, and when and what to eat to replenish after activity. A well-balanced diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is essential to provide enough energy for growth and activity. Fluids are also essential for hydration to support growth and athletic performance.
- Energy requirements
- Recovery foods
- Meal planning
- Reaching the finish line
Complete information is provided in the following document.* Sport nutrition for young athletes | Canadian Paediatric Society.pdf
*Copyright permission has been obtained from the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Physical preparation in Figure Skating
When watching a figure skater perform their movements on ice we cannot imagine how much power and strength is required. It is a sport which requires both grace and strength. Off-ice training which focuses on building core strength, cardiovascular and flexibility complement the on ice training which focuses on the technical training.
A figure skating must be able to:
- Jump - land jumps
- Movement (stroking, glide, speed)
Off-ice training must be included in the training program from the beginning of the training year.Prévoir l'entraînement hors-glace dès le début de l'année.
Ensure that during competition periods, the athlete "maintains" the acquired physical abilities acquired during previous training periods.