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As a coach, you want your athletes to perform at their best. To do that, you not only need to teach them how to train properly, but you also need to tell them how to eat and drink properly. You need to have the right information when it comes to nutrition for your athletes. Sport Nutrition for Coaches is the essential tool for coaches and fitness specialists. With this text, you will be able to maximize your athletes performance through proper nutrition.
Sport Nutrition for Coaches provides all the information you need in an easy-to-use and practical layout. It outlines athletes basic nutrition and hydration needs and describes how to adapt athletes nutrition needs to their training schedules. It has tips for working with athletes with special dietary concerns, including vegetarianism, diabetes, and eating disorders. Also, this guide shows you how to develop a Coachs Notebook and a nutrition plan for your team, which you can share with your athletes to map out a successful season.
Sport Nutrition for Coaches is unlike any other nutrition guide for coaches. Most books are written only for the athletes themselves, but this text is specifically directed at coaches. After reading this book, you will have the knowledge to create proper nutrition plans for your athletes and help them develop healthy eating habits that will contribute to their success in any sport.Sport Nutrition for Coaches answers the call from coaches and other fitness professionals for a text to help them teach athletes the nutrition habits for optimal performance. This practical book, written specifically for coaches by sport nutrition expert Leslie Bonci, includes several planning tools.
Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN is the director of sport nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a certified specialist of sport dietetics, and she has been working in the areas of sport nutrition and general nutrition for over 20 years. Bonci works with sport teams and athletes at all levels. Her work at the professional level includes consulting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Milwaukee Brewers as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She also works with the athletic departments at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Texas at Austin and with 45 high school coaches and athletes. Bonci also works with Olympic athletes as a member of the USOC sport nutrition network.
In addition to working with these organizations, Bonci has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the American Dietetic Association, and state coaches' meetings. She is a regular contributor to the Training and Conditioning Journal and has appeared on NBC's The Today Show.
In her spare time, Bonci enjoys running, weight training, and watching all levels of sporting events. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Frederick, and two sons, both of whom are athletes.