Sonya’s Health & Fitness: The importance of hydration in athletes – a guide for coaches and parents

Sonja Montoya (left) seeing that Pride players are hydrated.

Every athlete attempts to prepare themselves for competition but they are not truly tested until they must play extra innings or go into overtime. The importance of hydration can play a huge part in an athletes ability to be ready for the unexpected, for example the temperatures of a mid day game or a back to back basketball tournament where athletes will play at least three to four games in one weekend.  No athlete is safe from dehydration whether they compete indoors or out as long as the athlete’s body sweats then they are at risk for losing valuable electrolytes.  Since my primary … [Read more...]