- Freeze Go-Yurt tubes of yogurt for after the game
- Fresh Fruit such as grapes, oranges, watermelon, apple slices and bananas
- Homemade Granola Bars, Trail Mix
- Jello, Applesauce
- All natural Juice boxes to drink
Now that we covered soccer snack ideas we need to move on to what to drink. By the time a soccer player feels thirty, it’s probably too late because they may already be dehydrated. It is very important that your soccer player drink plenty of liquids before, throughout, and after play. Your child should drink at least one glass of fluid about an hour prior to the game and about 20 minutes before they should have a little more fluids. The American Council on Exercise recommends drinking 7 to 10 ounces of fluid for each 10 t0 20 minutes of activity. Consider letting your child have a sports drink if the weather is especially hot as it will help replenish sodium levels and provided electrolytes.
Remember, that if each family takes turns providing a snack always find out if any of the players have food allergies before bringing a team snack ! Also, always make sure to bring a little extra because the younger siblings always seem to want to partake in snack time so I try to be conscious of that. My four year old told me that her favorite part of soccer was the snack – can’t get more honest than that!