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FUEL Soccer Talk for 11/7: US Youth Soccer Girls Winter Showcase, Pro Highlights, and Nutrition Tips

Today we’re talking about the announcement of US Youth Soccer’s 2019 Girls Winter Showcase, cool highlights from the pro scene, and helpful nutrition tips!

Happy Wednesday! We have great soccer news to share with all of you.

1. The Girls Winter Showcase is set for January 2019 (U.S. Youth Soccer)

Set the 19th through 21st of January, 2019 at The Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, in Florida, this is the second consecutive year that the event will be held. The aim of the showcase is to help players gain exposure to be able to transition into the next level of the game, college and beyond.

“The Conferences Girls Winter Showcase provides an opportunity for teams from the National League’s network of 13 conferences to come together and compete in front college coaches in a professional environment. In addition to receiving college exposure, teams experience unique matches against opponents from differing conferences and areas of the country.”

Many of the players in these matches will undoubtedly be the next stars in Women’s Soccer and this showcase will give you an opportunity to see them in action.

What players do you think will be the future stars?

2. Huddersfield Town scores first home goal since April, resulting in a 1-0 win against Fulham (NBC Sports)

Huddersfield’s Christopher Schindler scores to make it 1-0 against Fulham, ending a long deadlock of no goals scored on their home field since the beginning of this year.

Amazing effort from Schindler, resulting in a 1-0 win for Huddersfield.

What do you think Huddersfield will need to win more home games?

3.  Learn how to get a competitive edge with these six healthy nutrition habits for coaches and players. (Stack)

Players and coaches dedicate time and energy, to develop their game but what keeps many from reaching their full potential is often their nutrition habits.

Before even talking about what to eat and what not to eat, even getting youth players interested in the idea of nutrition has its challenges. A great way for coaches to garner interest about nutrition in their youth players is to explain to them why nutrition is important,

“The value of knowing what to do must also be underscored by an understanding of why it’s being done. If an athlete understands that their workout progress or game day performance is tied to his or her diet, they’ll be much more likely to pay attention to the quality and quantity of the food consumed.”

For athletes, a great way to be in control of their nutrition is to know what they are eating.

One of the best ways to keep track of your intake is to write everything down. It doesn’t have to be every day, but doing it for a few typical days of your routine can help you learn a lot.

Developing the habit of writing things down is a great habit that is useful in many other scenarios as well.  

What eating habit would you develop to help you reach the next step in your athletic goals?