Mastering your optimum game day nutrition plan can quite easily be the extra 1% that gets you over the line first, or conversley if overlooked can cost you the big game. Months of preparation and hard work in the off-season goes into enabling yourself to play at your peak when it comes to game time. With all the pre-match tension, good nutrition practices can become the last thing on a players mind. However, don’t let all that hard work go to waste by not having a sound nutrition plan to follow leading up to game day and your big match.
In general, the most important nutrients to consider are protein, carbohydrates, calcium, iron and hydration.