Performance Nutrition for Lacrosse Players

Gain the Advantage

A must have for any lacrosse athlete, parent or coach. Get the advantage over other athletes by learning how to fuel your body to play this great game!

Jennifer O'Donnell-Giles MS, RD, CSSD
Sports Dietitian

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    Jason Roberts

     Current Glastonbury Lacrosse Club (CT) Coach, University of Pennsylvania D1 Lacrosse ’99, St. Anthony’s HS (NY) Lacrosse ‘95

    This is an excellent read and dietary instruction manual for lacrosse players at all levels. While lacrosse reigns as the “fastest sport on two feet”, it is also the fastest growing sport which has led to increased competition. As players go from recreation leagues to travel teams to high school, college and possibly beyond, the level of play becomes exponentially higher. In my experience, what set the All-American HS and College Players apart was how they managed their off-the-field activities. Their approach to weight-lifting, cardiovascular training and nutrition gave them significant advantages on the field. 

    Starting with some general recommendations for all athletes, Ms. Giles addresses and solves for what the lacrosse athlete’s body needs nutritionally given the rigorous go, rest, go nature of the game. This book also dispels many of the nutrition and supplement myths I have heard throughout my playing career and as a coach. I highly recommend this book.

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               4 Important Tips You’ll Learn

  1. Nutrients in foods.  Not only will you learn the difference between the nutrients carbohydrate, protein and fat but you will also learn which foods contain these nutrients and some very important facts about how to choose the best ones.
  2. Nutrient timing.  You will learn the best foods to eat before, during and after practices and games to make sure you have enough energy for optimal performance and to ensure that you recover fast.
  3. Supplement education. You will learn a little about the supplement industry, how to be a smart consumer by knowing what to look for and what to avoid in nutrition supplements and the three supplement categories for soccer players.
  4. Eating system.  You will learn how to put carbohydrate, protein and fat together at each meal and snack for sustained energy and you will be provided with sample meal plans showing you exactly how to implement this system, which I call the FuelTargetTM.

About The Author
Jennifer O'Donnell-Giles MS, RD, CSSD
Sports Dietitian

 

Jennifer joins us with an impressive background. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics who has received a Dual Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in New York City. Jennifer has been working with youth athletes involved in many sports for over 16 years. She is also a Triathlon coach, a running coach and a certified swim technique specialist.


While Jennifer has a great deal of nutrition based experience (i.e. public speaking, private practice, cardiac rehabilitation, medical nutrition therapy, corporate wellness, and media writing) her passion is sports nutrition. She is well accomplished athlete in her own right. She is a two-time All American triathlete, a two-time member of Team USA, a two-time Ironman finisher a Rev3 Sponsored athlete and a PowerBar Team Elite Sponsored Athlete. She serves as a professional member of the Academy of Food and Nutrition, SCAN (Sports and Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists) and NE (Nutrition Entrepreneurs). Ms. Giles is the former Director of Corporate Wellness at Pfizer Inc. and former Wellness Director of the Farmington Valley Family YMCA. She has conducted wellness workshops in New York and Connecticut for many corporations including Pfizer, Allen and Company, General Electric and Merrill Lynch.

Jennifer Serves on the PowerBar Advisory Board, is the Sports Nutrition Expert for NutriBullet.com and blogs for many online publications including Nutriliving.com, RD411.com, Active.com, Appetite4Health and many more. She is an author and editor for an international nutrition certification program. She has also appeared in Spinervals videos, on Cannondale print and video advertisements and on local news and television shows.

She does all of this while being married to an Ironman athlete and raising four very active and athletic children. Not only does she have the science based sports nutrition knowledge but she puts it into practice for herself, her husband and her children.


Jennifer has made it her mission to educate and motivate youth athletes to consume optimal nutrition in order to gain the advantage in their sport and in their life!

 


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