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Coaching the Coaches Forum
> Hydration and Nutrition for Performance
> The next Coaching The Coaches Forum, which takes place in the Rochestown 
> Park Hotel on Wednesday, November 10 (7.30pm) focuses on the areas of 
> hydration and nutrition for athletes.
> Experts Dr John Bradley and Dr Tom Hill share their expertise and 
> provide guidelines for coaches and parents on how best to prepare 
> athletes (both junior and senior) for performance and recovery from 
> performance.
> Dr John Bradley is lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Coaching Science 
> at UCC. Prior to UCC he worked as an Exercise Physiologist with the 
> Scottish Institute of Sport, providing high performance support to elite 
> Scottish and British athletes in a range of sports.
> John has a particular research interest in athlete hydration and will 
> share this expertise at the CTC forum.

> John takes a practical approach to sports science making it relevant to 
> athlete performance and coaches needs. His sports science background is 
> supplemented with sporting experience as a competitive swimmer, 
> representing Great Britain as a Senior International at numerous events.
> He is currently a Technical Member of the Irish Institute of Sport, 
> providing support for talented Irish athletes to ensure high performance 
> and athletic achievement at the highest level.
> Cork’s Lisa Cummins, the long distance swimmer, who two years ago became 
> the first Irish person to swim the English Channel both ways spending 
> more than 35 hours in the water will give us a practical insight into 
> her hydration and nutrition regime for training and competition.
> Dr John’s talk is entitled ‘Hydration for athletes (and coaches)’ and he 
> will present a user-friendly guide to what to drink and when to drink 
> it. Practical ways to judge if your athlete is hydrated will be 
> discussed and the best drink for your athletes will be revealed
> Very often athletes will seek nutrition advice from their coach. Dr 
> Tom’s talk entitled ‘Eat to Compete: The coaches perspective’ will 
> practically examine how the coach can take a lead in implementing basic 
> but effective nutrition strategies.
> Dr Tom Hill is a registered nutritionist and part-time lecturer in 
> Nutrition in the School of Food and Nutritional Science UCC. He has 
> worked on diet and nutrition issues with players, athletes and teams 
> across a range of sports including gaelic football, rugby, soccer, 
> basketball, sailing and athletics.
> He has also published numerous research articles and book chapters in 
> nutrition and his main research interest is the role of nutrition in 
> musculoskeletal health. He has played rugby for UCC and is currently 
> involved in coaching youth rugby.
> The very topical role of sports nutrition supplements will also be explored.
> As with all the Coaching the Coaches Forums, demand for places will 
> exceed the number of spots available. Entry fee on the night is 10 euro 
> and your place can be reserved by e-mailing esport@eecho.ie 
> esport@eecho.ie> and booking your seats.