As we prepare for our first meet, here is a list of items to consider bringing. This list is just a start feel free to bring whatever you need to be comfortable.
Things To Bring To A Meet
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND WINNING ATTITUDE
• Warm Up Suit
• Running Shoes
• Slides or slide covers
• Extra socks
• Lawn Chair and/or Blanket
• 10 × 10 canopy
• Ground cover such as a tarp
• Umbrella (good for rain or sun)
• Rain gear (poncho, dry socks)
• Small Ice Chest to carry food and drink for the day
• Insect repellent
• Hand Sanitizer
• Paper towels
• Trash bags
• Wet Wipes
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Pre-Competition Sleep: Athletes should receive 8 to 10 hours of sleep the night before a meet.
Pre-Competition Meals – 3 – 4 hours before the event
High in complex carbohydrates, such as bread, fruit and vegetables
Moderate in protein
Low in fat
Plenty of Fluids
Athletes should eat a nutritious breakfast before a meet, including fruit, bread, water and juice. Little or no meat is best.
Snack Hints – For All Day Meets
Fresh Fruit – bananas, raisins, grapes, oranges, peaches, watermelon
Crackers and pretzels
Small amounts of protein Post-Competition
Athletes should do their cool-down runs after race events.
Sports drinks, energy bars, and fruit for carbohydrate replacement.
Dinner should include foods high in protein (chicken, beef, fish, milk, cheese, soy products, etc.) to build muscle.