Tom Coughlin (Scottish Rugby): Nutrition basics for young athletes

Tom Coughlin is currently the Lead Nutritionist for the Male Pathway within Scottish Rugby, working from the U16’s National Age Grade Squads, right ¬†up to the Senior National Team players.

In this podcast, Tom discusses:

  • Why he uses and athlete-led approach in his practice.
  • The fundamental nutrition habits youth athlete should be focussing on.
  • Why a meal plan isn’t the answer.
  • Why youth athletes should avoid supplements and focus on improving their diet instead.
  • Recommendations for nutrition during the Coronavirus.
  • Some of the opportunities Coronavirus presents to work on off field skills.

To keep up to date with Tom’s work you can find him on Twitter @TECNutrition .

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