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Soccer Player Nutrition & Health

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

The human body is made up of about sixty percent water, and players can lose as much as three quarts of fluid during a single game.

The body needs water for every function, including digestion, the proper absorption of nutrients, turning food into an energy source, muscle building, as a way to transport nutrients, eliminating waste products and toxins, and regulating body temperature.  The better the body is hydrated, the higher the level of performance that can be maintained.

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Marketing Yourself as a Soccer Player Soccer College Recruitment

Things to Consider When Choosing a College

            Colleges and universities come in all sorts: small and large, compact or spread out, rural, suburban, or urban, a close community or one with little interaction outside the classroom, and more or less academically rigorous.  The choices are almost endless. 

            Without some way to eliminate some from your list, the number of schools you’re considering might be impossibly long.  But even if you aren’t sure what you want in a school, a desire to play soccer can help narrow your choices.  After all, there will likely be a limited number of schools where you match the coach’s criteria, and if you want to play, your best bet is at a school where the coach is interested in you. 

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Marketing Yourself as a Soccer Player Soccer College Recruitment

Questions for the Coach

            If you want to play soccer in college, you’ll be meeting with a few coaches.  They’ll be trying to get a feel for you, and you’ll want to do the same with them.  While you’re there, you’ll also want to gather some information to help you decide if you’d like to attend that school and what your chances of playing on the team are.

            Go to the interview with a few questions—and be prepared to make an impression.  Arrive on time or a couple minutes early.  A suit isn’t necessary, but be neatly dressed.  Don’t slouch or mumble.