The Training Demands of Youth Baseball
Baseball is a sport that requires so many physical dimensions of an athlete. Jumping, running, throwing, twisting, bending, changing speed and direction are the baseball skills players are evaluated on. Good baseball players have one or two of them. But elite baseball players master all the physical aspects of the game.
Modern day baseball players are superior athletes. They are big, fast and strong. They are 5-tool players who can hit for average, hit for power, field, throw and run. Paying attention to the little things in your baseball training can add up to make a big difference in your performance and productivity.
The Importance of Nutrition on Baseball Performance
Beyond a focused, baseball-specific training program that concentrates on bat speed, striking power, throwing velocity, speed and agility, the single most important aspect to incorporate into a young baseball players’ preparation and performance is a purpose-based, baseball-specific nutrition plan.
Every young athlete striving to improve on-the-field performance (as well as their parents) needs to understand the importance of full body health. By providing young baseball players with the tools for proper nutrition, we know performance will not only improve today, but overall quality of life and health down the road will improve dramatically as an understanding of good nutrition habits are formed.
Eat To Compete (and Excel) on the Baseball Diamond
At Carbon Athletics, our world-class dietitian uses a sport-specific, individualized, “food first” approach to increase energy and fight inflammation while improving recovery and overall performance. Based on a set of guiding principles rooted in whole food and beverages, Carbon Athletics has assembled the perfect combination of nutrition products for baseball players. Our Baseball Fuel PACs (performance aligned collections) are the ideal combination of great tasting whole food and beverage products assembled by our dietitian to meet the performance needs of different baseball gameday scenarios (single game, doubleheader, tournament weekend) and weekly training leading up to games. We provide the specific instructions on what to eat and drink in precisely the right sequence and timing.
Try out one of Baseball Fuel PACs below and jumpstart your baseball performance. And if your baseball player has any food restrictions, we offer custom allergen-friendly options as well.
Team Options Too
Coaches, we know you have your hands full with every possible responsibility that comes with running a team. Player nutrition usually ends up being lower on your list of priorities. But now we’ve made it super-easy for you. You don’t have to worry about what to feed your players, make runs to fast food restaurants between games or have players tell you they don’t feel good after eating. Carbon Athletics’ Team Solutions provide super-economical, bulk-packed nutrition for your team. Essentially, we provide you with dietitian-selected whole food and beverages assembled by “pre-game”, “in-game” and “post-game” items accompanied with instructions on what to eat and drink at the appropriate time during gameday. On top of that, if you prefer for your parents to purchase for you players, we set you up with an online team portal for parent ordering. Every purchase made through your team portal generates a rebate for your team. So, in no time at all, you could be feeding your team for free. Email us for more details and to set up your free team portal.