Athletic Director: Congratulations! Mission accomplished! All three teams achieved their goal, and I know your help brought us this success. I can’t thank you enough! Now I have one last request. We need to put it all together for this final assignment. I need you to prepare a pamphlet the team can use in-between seasons when you are unavailable. Let’s focus! I’ll have each coach tell you what they need.
How much protein the athlete should eat
Coach Speedy: Our season starts late summer and ends late fall. I tell my athletes that their off-season determines how well they do during the season. Since their off-season includes the hot summer months, they need guidance on hydration. What should they drink during the hot summer training months?
Coach Power: We pump iron all year round. How much protein should my athletes be eating? Should they eat the protein before or after they work out?
Coach Combo: During the off-season, my players will continue strengthening and running for aerobic conditioning. I know they need to eat before and after they exercise. What is the timing, and what should they eat?
Athletic Director: Now that you have heard from each coach, let’s assemble this assignment. I am looking forward to seeing what you develop. You can use any platform, for example, video, pamphlet, brochure, flipbook, Prezi presentation, but make it interesting so our athletes will want to read it. Throw in a few pictures and colours. Have fun. Think out of the box but be sure to include the following though. You can add other tidbits of information, but be sure to address these concerns. You can pick any of the three topics.
Topic 1: Hydration Recommendations
- Specific guidelines for fluids to drink and how much
- Ways to detect if you are hydrated
Topic 2: Protein recommendations
- How much protein the athlete should eat
- Sources of Protein
Topic 3: Pre and Post-Workout Recommendations
- Timing of eating before and after exercising
- What foods should be eaten
It has been great having you help us out! The coaches and I have enjoyed your contributions, and you have made our teams successful! We wish you the best as you continue your training.