Athletes in Northern California have access to some of the best sports facilities and training programs in the country. To ensure they are performing at their peak, it is essential that they maintain a well-balanced diet and adequate hydration. An ideal diet should include 45 to 65% carbohydrates, 10 to 30% proteins, and 25 to 35% fats. Fluids should be consumed before, during, and after sporting events to prevent dehydration.
The timing of food consumption is also important for optimizing performance; meals should be eaten at least 3 hours before exercise and snacks should be taken 1 to 2 hours before activity. Recovery food should be consumed within 30 minutes after exercise and again 1 to 2 hours after activity to allow muscles to rebuild and ensure adequate recovery. The University of the Pacific is investing in a new state-of-the-art complex with a sports medicine training and rehabilitation center that will focus on the health and well-being of student athletes while supporting and expanding Northern California's only accredited athletic training degree program. Christopher Pond, assistant director of athletics for sports medicine and wellness, has been one of the main drivers of the degree program.
Adequate nutrition is essential for child and adolescent athletes to achieve adequate growth and perform optimally in sports. Pacific's athletic training program is the only one accredited in Northern California by the Commission on Accreditation of Education for Sports Training. The new sports director, Adam Tschour, called the new student and athlete complex “the missing piece in the puzzle so that Tiger Athletics could compete at the highest level”. The University of the Pacific has also invested in several athletic facilities, such as the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium and Performance Center, a first-rate strength training and fitness center, as well as the Spanos Center, one of the best and largest stadiums in the West Coast Conference.
President Eberhardt has also awarded a scholarship for student-athletes of any sport. For Northern California athletes to reach their peak performance, it is essential that they maintain a well-balanced diet with adequate hydration. The University of the Pacific is investing in state-of-the-art facilities and programs to support student athletes while providing them with essential real-life clinical experiences. Adequate nutrition is also vital for child and adolescent athletes to achieve adequate growth and perform optimally in sports.