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What Should I Eat After a Training Session?

What Should I Eat After a Training Session?
A Guide to Recovery Nutrition for Youth Athletes. Recovery can be one often be one of the biggest challenges. Finding time for a nutritious meal, late at night, after a gruelling day spent between the classroom and gym can be a tough ask. 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 of all young athletes.

Veganuary- Is it Right for Young Athletes?

Veganuary- Is it Right for Young Athletes?

A Guide to Vegan Diets for Young Athletes.  With the recent increase in popularity of the vegan diet and Veganuary in full swing, w e take a closer look into the vegan diet to assess whether young athletes can and should fuel their bodies on plant-based foods.

5 Fun Activities That Can Also Boost Performance in Young Athletes

5 Fun Activities That Can Also Boost Performance in Young Athletes
5 fun activities to keep youth athletes in the winning mindset, throughout the season. By guest author Samantha Kirkwood

What should I eat before a training session?

What should I eat before a training session?
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!

Festive Food for Young Athletes: Christmas Nutrition Tips

Festive Food for Young Athletes: Christmas Nutrition Tips

We’ve put together our top tips to make sure young athletes can enjoy all of the festivities, while still keeping their training and nutrition on track over Christmas.

Overtraining in Young Athletes: Free Recovery Guide

Overtraining in Young Athletes: Free Recovery Guide
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.

10 Shopping List Essentials for Youth Athletes

10 Shopping List Essentials for Youth Athletes
Fuelling a young athlete and knowing what to buy can be challenging. But shopping to feed a youth athlete doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created a list of 10 foods that should be on every teen athletes shopping list to make sure they’re getting exactly what they need to perform at their best.

Carbohydrates to Fuel Young Athletes

Carbohydrates to Fuel Young Athletes
Carbohydrates are the bodies preferred source of energy during exercise, making them vital to youth athletes diets. We give you all of the facts to better understand this essential macronutrient for fuelling young athletes.

5 Quick, Easy and Delicious Desserts for Youth Athletes

5 Quick, Easy and Delicious Desserts for Youth Athletes
Just because you’re an athlete doesn’t mean desserts are off-limits! Here are 5 simple, affordable and nutritious puddings and treats for you to create, to reward yourself after a tough training session.

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - CASEY JONES

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - CASEY JONES
Introducing Casey Jones! This inspirational youth athlete is a national fencer. We caught up with parent Christelle and Casey to dig into the tact...

Gluten-Free Diets for Young Athletes | Guide

Gluten-Free Diets for Young Athletes | Guide
Gluten free diets are becoming increasingly popular for athletes. Many remove gluten from their diet, believing it to be healthier and performance enhancing. We take a look at gluten intolerances and sensitivities to answer the question ‘should young athletes avoid gluten?’

Rest Day Nutrition for Youth Athletes - How to Perfect Your Diet

Rest Day Nutrition for Youth Athletes - How to Perfect Your Diet
Many young athletes often think that what they eat on their rest days isn't important. But rest days are just as important as training and competition days. Discover the best nutrition strategies for fuelling young athletes to maximise recovery, growth and training adaptations.
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