Youth Football - Know the Facts
Posted On: Friday, September 28, 2018

Youth football offers players a positive, fun filled experience.  In order to gain the most from participating, however, student athletes need to be knowledgeable about best practices.  With this in mind, ONSF presented Community Outreach programs in August and September to high school football teams including Greenwich HS, New Canaan HS, Iona Prep, Darien HS and Trinity.  An average of 125 players attended each of the seminars entitled  Know the Facts about Nutrition, Hydration, Vaping, Supplementation and Performance Enhancing Drugs.  

Guidelines for adequate hydration before, during and after practice were discussed along with proper nutrition and timing of meals to optimize performance and avoid injury.  In addition, supplementation, the effects of performance-enhancing drugs and the negative impact of vaping were addressed.  Presenters included Drs. Paul Sethi, Marc Kowalsky, Demetris Delos, Tim Greene and athletic trainer, Pete Falla.