Soccer Diet: The Simplest Way to Improve Your Team’s Performance
Professor Jay Williams has combined with Robin Russell of Sports Path to develop this simple interactive online learning course and ongoing community.
Special Promotion for NSCAA members: 20% off this course
“Improving Player Performance is at the heart of this course and community"
Jay Williams is a Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech and is the author of ‘The Science behind Soccer Nutrition.’ He also has a long history of working with athletes ranging from kindergarten soccer players to Olympic tracks and field athletes.
The overall purpose of the course and community is to assist coaches to improve the diet of their players with the goal of improving performance on the pitch.
The 5 objectives of the course and community are:
- To test coaches’ knowledge through the Introductory Quiz
- To confirm & clarify knowledge in each of the modules so that coaches can answer questions asked by players and parents
- To apply knowledge to the scenarios we have created
- To develop a digital resource (we recommend a blog) to influence and engage players and parents.
- To be an ongoing resource for coaches in the area of soccer diet
The features include the following:
- Video lectures for 14 modules
- Over 100 interactive tasks and over 150 video clips
- Real life scenarios which tackle everyday problems faced by coaches
- How to develop a blog for your players and their parents to improve their diet
- Interaction with Professor Williams and other coaches via Discussion Topics
- Access to download all 15 chapters of Professor Williams’ book on soccer nutrition (worth $20)
The course includes the following topics:
- Does Nutrition Affect Performance?
- The Importance of Energy
- Maintaining & Replenishing Muscle Glycogen
- Are Supplements needed?
- Making Solid Selections
- Match – day Strategies
- The Congested Calendar
- Eating on the Run
- Keeping a Diet and Training Journal
- Access to the community for 5 years
The course was developed with the assistance and input of coaches including over 200 responses to an online questionnaire.
To understand why nutrition and communicating with players is important, please see this article.
The cost of the course is $50 but available for NSCAA members for $40 – a savings of 20%.