Influence of Nutrition, Sleep and Stress on Athletic Performance

Influence of Nutrition, Sleep and Stress on Athletic Performance

As a strength coach at Macalester College I only see our soccer players 5 to 6 hours a week during the off season.  It is even less for our soccer coaches.  During the season our influence is greater, but it is still a small amount of time compared to the hours in a week.  The decisions our athletes make away from training have a huge impact on what we do with them during training.  The most impactful decisions are the ones that involve nutrition, sleep, and stress management.  A perfect example of this came in one of my first years at Macalester College. 

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