Dear SMU Parents and Players,
In an effort to provide the best soccer experience and athletic training for our players, we are outlining bellow the SMU Nutrition Guidelines. For additional information, please check the links below.
Day before Game
You may start hydrating for tournaments and weekend games at least 24 hours before. Plenty of WATER should be added to your normal intake of fluids.
Recommended Dinner Menu for our young athletes with a morning game:
-pasta with tomato sauce (plain, simple tomato sauce)
Day of the Game
Recommended Lunch for an afternoon game:
- lunch should be limited to a light meal with lots of proteins or carbohydrates, such as:
- pasta with tomato sauce,
- a salad with grilled chicken,
- a light chicken sandwich,
- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich,
- Fresh fruit, etc.
NO red meat, NO greasy, fried or junk food (burgers, tacos, fries, burritos, hotdogs, etc.), no heavy sauces.
NO carbonated drinks. Water, juices or sport drinks are ok. Avoid energy drinks (Red Bull and similar).
Snacks between games
- Dried Banana Chips
- Fig Newton’s
- Graham Crackers
- Bagels (only if there is a break > than 3 hours between games)
- Blueberry Muffins
- Oatmeal-raisin cookies
- Granola bars
- Cold Cereal
- Corn Flakes
- Juice in a box
- Raw Vegetables
- Fruit snack
- Fruit Sauce
For additional questions or for individual team policies please contact your coach or TA.
SMUFC Technical Director