Water is essential to life, and also to youth athletes that want to play and feel their best. Our expert advice will help you learn just how much they need to drink (and when) to achieve peak performance.



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3 Steps To Hydrating Youth Athletes

3 Steps To Hydrating Youth Athletes For Healthy Performance As a coach or parent, you probably know that hydrated athletes generally perform and feel better than dehydrated ones. But do you know just how important hydration for youth athletes really is? And do you know exactly when a lack of fluids begins to negatively impact how…

How Much Water Do Youth Athletes Need?

How Much Water Do Youth Athletes Need? Being properly hydrated is one of the most important steps a youth athlete can take toward achieving peak performance in their sport. Hydration is foundational, in that everything else an athlete does during training, competition, and recovery is at least somewhat dependent upon their fluid intake. As simple…

Pros and Cons of Coconut Water

Q: I see coconut water everywhere. Are there benefits of drinking coconut water over regular water? A: “Probably not,” says Ellie Kempton, MSN, RD, owner of Simply Nourished Nutrition in Denver, Colorado. Although coconut water is a naturally-balanced drink full of electrolytes (like magnesium, calcium and potassium), most youth athletes don’t need it regularly. “If…