Healthy Alternatives offered at LMFA's Concession Stand!!
The concession stand will now feature Isagenix Brand organic health products.
We'll now be selling energy drinks and bars packed with vitamins and protein to get you and your athletes through that mid day slump. These products be available for a limited time only (11am - 2pm) so don't miss out.
Full concession stand hours are 9-5. We still carry all the staples of a Saturday afternoon sporting event such as water, powerade, soda, hot dogs, and Philly soft pretzels.
hy Eating Tips
This information is adapted from Coaching Principles online course and
the book Fuel For Young Athletes by Ann Litt from Human Kinetics Inc. www.asep.com
1 hour before games/practices
Fruits, including apples slices, bananas*, grapes *, orange
wedges, strawberries, fruit roll ups, graham crackers,
bagels, English muffins (light on the butter/cream cheese),
non or low fat yogurt, pretzels, goldfish crackers, dry
roasted nuts & seeds, Jell-O, Chex Mix, flavored rice
cakes, pudding in a tube*, yogurt in a tube*, trail Mix –
Have your team bring in different items to create their own
trail mix to have at tournaments, games and practices. *
2 to 3 hours before games/practices
Veggies, low fat cottage cheese, baked potatoes, cereal
with low fat milk, oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter
sandwiches, low fat soup (such as vegetable)
3 to 4 hours before games/practices
Sandwiches with lean meat, pasta, boiled eggs, salad,
pancakes, French toast, rice, pizza
Note: Drinks containing high fructose corn syrup, fructose, corn syrup,
and caffeine can contribute to dehydration!
It is best to drink Water, 100% fruit juice, or Sports drinks
The day before a contest
Eating and getting hydrated 24 hours prior to the big game is HUGE
for an athlete to be clicking on all cylinders. Consider doing a team
event like Pizza or Pasta Night or Road Show, where you’ll go to a
different person’s house for a different portion of the meal. Not only
can you ensure that your athletes are eating healthy before contests,
but these activities build team chemistry with your athletes AND their
The day before a game encourage athletes to drink plenty of fluid.
They should always drink when thirsty, but better yet is to drink
enough water that they WON’T get thirsty.
What to eat at tournaments
Don't encourage athletes to eat large meals between games OR get
hot dogs and nachos from the concession stand. DO have them take
in some carbohydrates in an easily digestible form. Snacks or small
meals are best during tournaments where multiple games are played
in one day.
Fast Food on the Road
• When traveling, encourage parents to pack coolers with healthy
• Stop at a nice restaurant where they have REAL hamburgers.
• Subway is a good choice for lean meat sandwiches.
• Pizza, (easy on the cheese) is another good fuel.