EbookSport Nutrition for Coaches is one of the only texts of its kind available for coaches looking to improve their athletes’ performance through proper nutrition. Never before has a reference been specifically directed toward coaches looking for guidance in this area. With this practical and easy-to-use guide, coaches will be able to help their teams on and off the field.
This text is divided into three parts in order to give coaches a well-rounded look at nutrition for their teams. Part I covers the basics of nutrition. It includes information on proper nutrients, hydration, supplements, and overall diet as well as eating schedules for competitive events and eating to reduce body fat or build muscle. Part II offers advice on working with athletes with unique circumstances, including diabetes, vegetarianism, faith-based diets and fasts, and disordered eating. Part III offers advice on helping athletes plan healthy diets.
This book is much more than a detailed explanation of athletes and nutrition. It’s a comprehensive resource for coaches. Not only does it include all the information coaches need in order to help their athletes be successful, but it is packed with tools to help coaches in this process, including review questions at the end of each chapter, to-do lists, nutrition planning tables, and suggestions for creating a customized Coach’s Notebook.
Leslie Bonci brings years of experience in sport and general nutrition to this text, and this expertise is sure to aid coaches in helping their teams reach their maximum levels of performance. Sport Nutrition for Coaches is a must-read for all coaches looking to design a better overall nutrition program for their athletes.