Hydration Nation: Stay Hydrated to Stay Competitive

It’s no secret that proper nutrition and diet are necessary to achieve success in wrestling. But one equally important aspect is often overlooked: proper hydration. Drinking the right fluids at the right time keeps wrestlers performing at peak levels while also keeping them healthy. And parents and coaches play a key role in making sure wrestlers are properly hydrated.

“Don’t wait for your child to announce that they are thirsty,” says Sara Fulp-Allen, a seven-time U.S. National team member who is now a coach with Virginia Wrestling Association. “Make sure they are drinking a glass of water each morning with breakfast and packing water for school. Slowly, they will learn to recognize their own thirst and take care of their needs on their own. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org