North Texas Players Invited
to Participate in Regional
Team Mexico Tour

The following North Texas ODP boys players have been selected to participate with the Region III team in the April 2012 tour to Guadalajara Mexico:

Jon Lozano
Mark Santibanez

Shaun Miltner
Esai Cortez

Wilmer Baraon

Benjamin Hale
David Martinez

The players will be joined by our State Director of Coaching, Gary Williamson, who is attending as a guest coach on the Regional Staff. Next month, Gary will provide his observations on the event.

North Texas to Compete in 2012 Cal South ODP Memorial Day Invitation

Again this year, North Texas will be sending both boys' and girls' 1999 and 2000 teams to compete in the Cal South invitational ODP Memorial Day event. The three-day event will include competition with teams from Cal South, Cal North and Washington, where they will be observed by USSF representatives. Also included will be group training and video evaluation of matches.

Athletes Performance Shares "The Meal of Champions" for ODP Players

Start your day with success by fueling your body with smart nutrition choices within the first 30 minutes of waking up. Breakfast will boost your metabolism, fuel your brain and provide energy to your body.

As an elite soccer athlete, it is important to supply your muscles with carbohydrate-rich food options along with protein and fat at your morning fueling opportunity. A few examples include:

  1. Whole-grain toast spread with natural peanut butter, along with yogurt and a banana.
  2. Oatmeal topped with strawberries and almonds, with a hardboiled egg.
  3. Whole-wheat English muffin filled with scrambled eggs and avocado, with a side of blueberries and raspberries.
  4. Greek yogurt topped with Kashi Go Lean cereal, pecans and berries.

If your goal is to put on body weight, it is very important to take the time to fuel your body at breakfast each morning. If you skip breakfast, then you miss the opportunity to supply your body with the calories it needs to increase total mass.  Skipping breakfast leads to overconsumption of calories later in the day, along with missed opportunities to fuel your muscles and your brain.

Start your day the "champion way" and supply your body with the needed nutrients to support sports performance and mental focus.

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