How to Eat on Tournament Day
Depending on your tournament day schedule, eating a series of small meals or snacks will help to maintain your optimal energy level throughout the day. The big meal of the day may have to wait until the end of the day when the matches are completed.
An average person needs the following:
4 hours to digest 700-1000 calories
This means, try to stay away from the pizza which is the food of choice at tournaments. Also, refrain from having a parent bring you back a greasy hamburger. The better you feel, the better you'll play. Your body should be using its energy to play volleyball instead of digesting your last slice of pizza.
Here are a few tips for packing the tournament cooler:
Fruits: any kind you like bananas, oranges, grapes
Keeping the 300-calorie diet in mind, here are some samples of a breakfast: