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    Sport Nutrition for Coaches is a complete resource for coaches looking to ensure that athletes achieve optimal performance through proper nutrition. In its practical and easy-to-understand format, this text supplies coaches, personal trainers, and fitness specialists with a wide range of information, including balancing nutrients, monitoring supplement use, and dealing with disordered eating. This book also contains several planning tools that can help readers to put the information and strategies to use. As one of only two nutrition books on the market geared toward coaches, this is a valuable resource for people working with athletes.


    This comprehensive guide for coaches is divided into three parts. Part I covers the basics of nutrition for athletes. It includes information on proper nutrients, hydration, supplements, and overall diet as well as eating schedules for competitive events and eating to reduce body fat or build muscle. Part II describes how coaches should train athletes with unique circumstances, including those who follow vegan diets and athletes with eating disorders. Part III offers coaches advice on helping their athletes plan healthy diets.


    Sport Nutrition for Coaches is unlike any other book on the market not only because of its simple format and ample information but also because it gives coaches the tools they need in order to create their own sport nutrition plan for their teams. Coaches who complete the tasks highlighted in the text to create a Coach’s Notebook will have a custom-made resource for implementing proper nutrition with their teams. And readers can use the many tables and forms available in the book to develop their sport nutrition plan.


    With its practical information and resources, Sport Nutrtion for Coaches is sure to guarantee coaches success in helping their athletes to be fit and healthy with proper nutrition.


    See Leslie Bonci's interview with Dr. Timothy Johnson on ABC's Good Morning America Health segment for more on proper athlete hydration and nutrition.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1 Essential Concepts
    Chapter 1 Sport Performance and Energy Systems
    Getting Energy for Exercise
    Matching Energy Systems to Sports

    Chapter 2 Foods That Fuel
    Carbohydrate
    Protein
    Fat (Lipids)
    Striking a Nutrient Balance

    Chapter 3 Eating Timed for Top Performance
    Pre-Exercise Eating
    Pre-Event Eating
    Postexercise Eating
    Getting Athletes to Eat

    Chapter 4 Hydrating for Top Performance
    Why Do Athletes Become Dehydrated?
    What Should Athletes Drink?
    How Much Should Athletes Drink?
    What Are Salty Sweaters?
    What About Caffeine and Alcohol?
    How Can You Get Athletes to Hydrate?

    Chapter 5 Reducing Body Fat
    Assess Where the Athlete Is
    Consider Diet Options
    Create an Action Plan
    Seek Referrals

    Chapter 6 Increasing Muscle Mass
    How Can Athletes Add Muscle Mass?
    Determine a Starting Point
    Set Up an Exercise Regimen
    Implement an Action Plan
    Decide What and When Your Athlete Should Eat

    Chapter 7 Sizing Up Supplements
    Vitamins and Minerals
    Other Common Supplements
    Supplement Safety
    Anabolic Steroids
    Supplement Legality
    Supplement Education

    Part II Special Situations
    Chapter 8 Preventing Common Complaints
    Muscle Cramps
    Gastrointestinal Distress
    Hitting the Wall or Bonking

    Chapter 9 Coping With Special Diets
    Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
    Diets for Athletes With Diabetes or Hypoglycemia
    Food Allergies and Food Intolerances
    Religious Diets and Fasts

    Chapter 10 Dealing With Disordered Eating
    Eating Disorders
    Signs of Disordered Eating
    Female Athlete Triad
    Fostering a Positive Eating Environment
    Getting Help for Your Athletes With Eating Disorders
    Including Parents in Treatment

    Chapter 11 Dealing With Alcohol Use
    What Alcohol Does in the Short Term
    What Alcohol Does in the Long Term
    Talking to Your Athletes About Alcohol
    Setting Team Policies on Alcohol

    Part III Planning Tools
    Chapter 12 Facing Logistic Challenges
    Off-Season Nutrition
    Athletes’ Busy Schedules
    Institutional Food
    Nutrition on the Road

    Chapter 13 Budgeting Good Nutrition
    Packing Food for Contests
    Getting Help From Families and the Booster Club
    Choosing Affordable (and Healthy) Chain Restaurants
    Negotiating Food Budgets

    Chapter 14 Implementing a Sport Nutrition Plan
    Creating a Sport Nutrition Game Plan
    Getting Athletes and Parents to Buy In
    Presenting Nutrition Information
    Providing Incentives for Good Nutrition
    A Final Word

    Appendixes
    Appendix A: Restaurant Dining Guidelines
    Appendix B: Performance Eating Handouts
    Appendix C: Nutrition Screening Form
    Appendix D: Answers to Game Plan Questions

    Glossary
    Bibliography
    About the Author

    Audience

    A practical reference for coaches and trainers working with athletes of all levels and sports who need to know more about how to care for their athletes' nutrition needs.

    About the Author

    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 University of Pittsburgh and University of Texas at Austin athletic departments and with coaches and athletes at 45 high schools. 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.

    Reviews

    "Sport nutrition is a part of our players' equipment. The information in Sport Nutrition for Coaches can help your athletes reach their goals. What they eat and drink as well as timing and quantity can translate to optimal performance, improved health, and career longevity.”


    Mike Tomlin

    Head Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII Champions


    "Sport Nutrition for Coaches is essential reading for coaches at all levels in all sports. It's comprehensive yet easy to read. Leslie Bonci writes as if she's speaking directly to athletes and coaches or presenting at a clinic. The tables, charts, worksheets, examples, and coach's to do lists are great resources."


    Mickey Marotti

    Director of Strength and Conditioning, University of Florida


    "Sport nutrition is a critical component of optimizing performance. Leslie Bonci's advice about what, when, and how much to eat and drink has helped my players to fuel well, live well, and play well."


    Jamie Dixon

    Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Pittsburgh

    eBook

    Sport Nutrition for Coaches is one of the only texts of its kind available for coaches looking to improve their athletes’ performance through proper nutrition. Never before has a reference been specifically directed toward coaches looking for guidance in this area. With this practical and easy-to-use guide, coaches will be able to help their teams on and off the field.

    This text is divided into three parts in order to give coaches a well-rounded look at nutrition for their teams. Part I covers the basics of nutrition. It includes information on proper nutrients, hydration, supplements, and overall diet as well as eating schedules for competitive events and eating to reduce body fat or build muscle. Part II offers advice on working with athletes with unique circumstances, including diabetes, vegetarianism, faith-based diets and fasts, and disordered eating. Part III offers advice on helping athletes plan healthy diets.

    This book is much more than a detailed explanation of athletes and nutrition. It’s a comprehensive resource for coaches. Not only does it include all the information coaches need in order to help their athletes be successful, but it is packed with tools to help coaches in this process, including review questions at the end of each chapter, to-do lists, nutrition planning tables, and suggestions for creating a customized Coach’s Notebook.

    Leslie Bonci brings years of experience in sport and general nutrition to this text, and this expertise is sure to aid coaches in helping their teams reach their maximum levels of performance. Sport Nutrition for Coaches is a must-read for all coaches looking to design a better overall nutrition program for their athletes.

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