Resources for your training life away from the track

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Food and Nutrition:

There are a lot of urban myths about sport and nutrition as well as a variety of different approaches to this complex subject. Below is a list of some resources to help answer questions about sport and nutrition. The list is intended as a set of starting points for asking questions about food and nutrition. If you wish a comprehensive discussion about sport and diets for high performance training then a consultation with a specialized and certified dietitian is highly recommended.

The Coaching Association of Canada has some guidelines on sport nutrition with references to further reading: https://www.coach.ca/sport-nutrition-s14783

The Dieticians of Canada has some brief materials on sport nutrition and nutrition in general: https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Sports-Nutrition-(Adult).aspx

Alberta Health has published a lengthy guidelines book on food and nutrition for youth athletes: http://www.basketball.ca/files/2015-06/Alberta_Health_Services_Sports_Nutrition_for_Youth.pdf

A summary guide from the Canadian Pediatrics society can be found at: https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/sport-nutrition-for-young-athletes

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has published a guide on sport nutrition for competing clean: https://www.usada.org/wp-content/uploads/Nutrition-Guide.pdf

A joint position statement from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine can be found here: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/fulltext/2016/03000/Nutrition_and_Athletic_Performance.25.aspx

The Australian Institute of Sport has a series of helpful fact sheets on a variety of topics related to nutrition and sport geared towards a high performance training program: https://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/fact_sheets

Sport Dieticians Australia has a range of information relating to dietary planning on its website, include some core guidelines for adolescent athletes: https://www.sportsdietitians.com.au/factsheets/children/nutrition-for-the-adolescent-athlete/

Recovery and Regeneration:

Long-term athlete development and recovery: https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2015/06/recovery-regeneration-strategies-1.pdf

Long-Term Athlete Development Program

The long-term athlete development framework: http://sportforlife.ca/qualitysport/long-term-athlete-development/

Athletics Canada long-term athlete development framework: http://athletics.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/LTAD_EN.pdf

The Coaching Association of Canada LTAD guide for parentshttps://www.coach.ca/files/CAC_7516A_11_LTAD_English_Brochure_FINAL.pdf