As our 2012 Mega Football Camps draw near, it’s time for parents to start preparing their sons for the best camp experience they can possibly have. We know you are looking forward to having 4 quiet days at home without your son(s), and we are happy to take them off your hands for a few days! But before we do that, if you put just a little preparation in at home to help make sure he’s ready to go then he’s sure to have an even better experience. For the next few days we will be releasing various tips to help all you parents out there get ready for camp. We’ll start you off w/ a very important one today:
Eat and drink properly before and during camp -
Now, we hope you already do this at home, but we realize it can be hard to curb the sodas and junk food all the time, especially when they’re out of your sight. We’ll do our best to keep them away from the soda machines and ice cream during camp, but if you can start this ahead of time that will make it even easier. Kansas in June is hot, add the full pads into the mix and the boys will be losing a lot of fluids during the day so they must stay hydrated, and our terrific training staff and coaches will make sure of that. Nothing is better than water for them obviously, but sports drinks do work well to replenish nutrients lost during exercise … the less sugar the better. Make a concerted effort to talk to them about this before camp, and even implement this plan ahead of time so they come into camp hydrated. We don’t want them spending all day on the sidelines w/ the trainer cause their stomache hurts from too much sugar. This was just a very simple tip, but one that can go a long way towards a successful camp. Keep checking back for our next camp tip!