Roller Derby Players Need To Hydrate!
Hydration is important when playing Roller derby. Players need to replenish the water and electrolites lost in sweat while training and playing or it can lead to reduced performance due to muscle fatigue, headaches, and fainting. It is recommended drinking 1-2 sports drinks 1-2 hours prior to practices and games. Continue drinking sports drinks or water during training or games. Sports drinks are recommended because they help replace elctrolites. Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to when you need to perform your best, like games. Alcohol stays in the system and restricts blood flow reducing oxygen circulation to muscles causing adverse performance. Save the alcohol for the after party.