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DYSC recognizes the important role that health and nutrition plays in the development of our young athletes.  Please use these valuable links that we feel will provide guidance and benefit to our players. 

Health

US SOCCER HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR ALL ATHLETES 2019 

Recognize to Recover, presented by Thorne - Concussion Initiative VIDEO

IMPORTANT CONCUSSION MEMO FROM CJSA

US Youth Soccer Launches First-of-its-Kind Nationwide Child Obesity Prevention Training for Coaches
Concussion: A Fact Sheet for Coaches
Heat Hydration Guidelines

US Soccer Federation Heat Guidelines

US Soccer Athelete Collapse Guidelines 

US Soccer Concussion Coaches Guideline

How Much Water Should You Drink?

The importance of REST and RECOVERY: Is more actually Better?

Nutrition

Nestle Nesquik - The Official Post Game Drink of US Youth Soccer
Fueling Soccer Players
What Should I Eat Before a Soccer Game?
Why Are Bananas Good for Athletes?

Cold Weather

Is Running in Cold Weather Good or Bad?
Running in Cold Weather & Lung Damage

 

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VERIFICATION OF INSURANCE

 

Hot Weather Email Tips

I am adding information about the forecasted HEAT it could be severe. 
1) bring a ton of water to drink - way more than their normal containers. - also sports drinks
2) bring ice in containers to cool your head
3) Bring a large container of water to pour over their heads.
(yes i will make them do this - evaporative cooling is the only way to cool you body and in this level of heat your body cannot generate enough sweat - the girls will fight me on this but I will insist they do this before they step on the field - i am a player - i play all summer in extreme heat - they HAVE to do this - it works)
4) I already mentioned platoon subbing - I will target 10-15 minutes max time of being on the field at one time.
5) remember we have to physical distance on the sideline - we cannot be under the same tent - i do not know if their will be shade - bring an umbrella - or sun hat - suntan lotion - towels they can soak in water and drape over their bodies - (throw an extra towel in the car they can sit on the way home - extra cotton shirt to change into
6) have the girls prehydrate on the way down (you too parents) 
7) they will need water and electrolyte water (sports drink) for recovery also (sorry to be gross) but make sure they are able to 'go' to the bathroom after the game - if not - they are not drinking enough.  
8) dehydration/heat stroke can be suffered 1 or 2 or even 3 hours after a game, so you have to ensure their hydration is sufficient and needing to go to the bathroom is a sign that you did drink enough. 
9) headache, muscle fatigue, confusion, dizziness, lack of awareness, thirst, infrequent urination and dark colored urine are all signs of dehydration. monitor them on the drive home and before they go to bed.