NSCAC July 2019 Newsletter: Nutritional Supplements in Soccer, Technical Skills and Ball Mastery
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In this edition of our NSCAC Newsletter, we're featuring another article from Richard Bucciarelli, our Director of Sports Science and President of Soccer Fitness Inc., as well as a video of the training session run by Ian McClurg of Ian McLurg Learn Perform, from our 'Learning and Performing the Physical and Technical Game' Coach Clinic last year.
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Which Dietary Supplements are NOT a Waste of Your Money?
Legal, Evidence-Based Supplements for Soccer Players
(by Richard Bucciarelli)
While studying for my PhD comprehensive exams, I recently came across an article written by Louise M. Burke and John A. Hawley, and published in the journal Science #362, on November 16th, 2018, titled “Swifter, Higher, Stronger: What’s on the Menu?”.
In it, the authors discussed evidence-based nutritional approaches for optimal performance, including the use of dietary and performance-enhancing supplements. Specifically, they had the following to say about the efficacy of supplement use amongst elite athletes:
“Despite enthusiastic marketing…only a few products enjoy robust evidence of efficacy (e.g., caffeine, creatine monohydrate, bicarbonate, beta-alanine, and nitrate).”
This statement resonated with me, in part because it reminded me of an article I originally wrote and had published back in 2012, in Inside Soccer Magazine and Red Nation Online Magazine, titled “Legal, Evidence-Based Dietary Supplements for Soccer Players.”
I have edited and re-posted Part 1 of this 2-Part article below. Please have a read and let me know your thoughts!
Thousands of dietary supplements are available for purchase “over-the-counter” today, many of which propose benefits to performance for elite athletes. Coaches, parents, as well as athletes themselves, seem to be bombarded today by advertising companies selling products which they claim will reduce injuries, enhance recovery, and make players perform at a higher level.
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Learning and Performing the Technical Game
by Ian McClurg
(Check out the warm-up portion of the session)
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