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Eating on the Go: 5 Snack Ideas for Youth Athletes

Eating on the Go: 5 Snack Ideas for Youth Athletes
Balancing school life with hectic sporting schedules can often be challenging for youth athletes and parents. Finding time to fuel an athlete befor...

How Many Calories Do Youth Athletes Need?

How Many Calories Do Youth Athletes Need?
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.

How Much Should Youth Athletes Drink? | Hydration Guide

How Much Should Youth Athletes Drink? | Hydration Guide
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.

What Should I Eat After a Training Session?

What Should I Eat After a Training Session?
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.

Vegan Diets: A Guide for Young Athletes

Vegan Diets: A Guide for Young Athletes

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.

5 Fun Activities to Boost Young Athletes' Performance

5 Fun Activities to Boost Young Athletes' Performance
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.
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