Coaches should never deny a request for water. Replacing lost fluids is critical. Cold water is best. The body absorbs cold fluids faster than ones at room temperature. Even if the weather is cool, your players will need plenty of fluids to ward off the chances of dehydration. Bring water to all outdoor activities year round to insure a happy, healthy and active year for your players. When you play soccer you work up a sweat! That means you’re going to lose fluids fast. Research shows that if you put those fluids back, you feel re-energized and can keep playing.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing preseason recommendations. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the latest offering from US Youth Soccer the Parents Guide - An Introduction to Youth Soccer, complete with online presentation, quiz and printable certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.