We are what we eat. If this a true statement, how big a role does nutrition play in the performances of athletes? This class will expose coaches/teachers to some of the facts and myths of how nutrition helps or hinders how athletes perform. Information concerning nutrition will be presented that can help the student/athlete perform at their natural ability. Participants will be required to develop a performance based eating program for their specific sport.
Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; (February
By the end of this course, participants will have had the opportunity to examine a style of teaching/coaching
- enable them to share with their student/athletes what a young, growing person should eat.
- allow them to intelligently discuss eating disorders.
- give them knowledge on how to keep athletes hydrated and avoid heat illnesses.
- provide them with the role nutritional supplements play in the student/ athlete’s diet.
- Help them understand how carbohydrates, fat and proteins nourish the body.
- provide the information for how much a young person should eat for maintaining, losing and gaining weight.
- provide a guide to eating before, during and after participation in a strenuous activity.
Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years. Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years. Had experience as a Department Head in physical education. Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program. Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.