Introduction to sports nutrition in team & ball sport
Team sports and ball games rely on a combination of many different physical and cognitive factors such as strength-endurance, high-speed strength and mental performance. The most renowned examples are football, hockey, volleyball etc.
Diet is primarily focused on the quick availability of suitable energy and fluids during breaks. The stronger a sport depends on anaerobic metabolism, the more significant specific supplements become which may increase lactic acid tolerance. Diet also plays a critical role in recovery, especially in times of intense trainings and competitions.