Fuel Up for Peak Performance in Softball!
Sports nutrition for softball players is important to meet the demands of this fast-paced sport that requires a unique mix of strength, speed, power and agility, in addition to sharp focus, quick judgment, and split-second reaction time. Nutrition and hydration impact every aspect of your game as a softball player.
Healthy meal planning should be implemented year-round, especially during the preseason. This time of year may be hectic for students; however, it is the optimal time to build healthy eating habits that will carry over into the active season.
“Softball Sports Nutrition,” created by the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) provides fueling and recovery recommendations for the athlete at all stages of the year, including game-day nutrition charts with examples of pregame meals, post-game meals, and recovery nutrition for off-the-field food ideas.
Softball players who follow the proven sports nutrition strategies in “Softball Sports Nutrition” are more likely to perform at an optimal level and outperform their competition.
Quick Reference Game Day Fueling Strategies
Click through the chart below to see fueling strategies that start with your pregame meal and end with your postgame meal. Click on the links within the chart for more detailed information that will help you optimize energy levels, maximize recovery, and incorporate the fueling strategies into your busy schedule.
Knowledge gives you the edge over your competition. We recommend looking over Sports Nutrition 101 before reading your Softball Sports Nutrition guide.