Gameday Nutrition Strategy Pays Big Dividends
Comprised of high level collegiate players, the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a 100+team national summer league pitting the nation's best young soccer talent against each other over a 10 conference game season.
The Ambassadors Football Club, based out of northeast Ohio, has been competing in the WPSL for the past 3 years. With a combined record of 20-4-2, this season proved to be a breakout year, with an Ohio Valley Conference championship.
Caleb Fortune, the Ambassadors' coach and club director, knew the potential for the team was high, but equally was the level of competition. To compete, the team's on-field stamina, especially second half performance.
Enter Carbon Athletics.
After consulting with Carbon's head of nutrition, it became apparent their was an opportunity to augment the team's game day nutrition...especially during away games after long bus trips. The solution - whole food nutrition conveniently assembled into pre-game, in-game and post-game portions.
"We reached out to Carbon Athletics to help us get over that hump. Their solution entailed a custom selected group of pre-packaged whole food and beverages arranged into pre-game, in-game and post-game combinations", Fortune stated. "Everything they selected tasted great. Plus they made it so easy for us to manage our away games. They packaged everything up for us with instructions on what to take and when. And because no refrigeration was needed, everything they provided traveled well", added Fortune.
But supplying great tasting, healthy food to his players was not the primary objective. Winning games was. The nutritional piece, however, was a pivotal piece in driving performance. And it did. The Ambassadors won the regional championship. Fortune won't go so far as to say that they reason for their success was solely based on the food. But he feels strongly that it had a noticeable impact. "You can bet that the Carbon Athletics custom Fuel PACs will be a regular part of our game day experience for season to come" adds Fortune.
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