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Fueling Your Body for Top Performance

By Michael Kyllo-Kittleson, FastPitch News, 01/18/19, 12:00PM CST

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It makes it difficult to get a proper meal in because you’re playing this game and then warming up for the next and it requires a lot of planning in advance to make good decisions with nutrition when you’re in that setting.

Let’s set the scene: It’s championship Sunday and you’re coming through the losers bracket which makes for a long day at the field. You have a game break and are hungry. 

You head to the concession stand and what are your options? Chips? Candy? Pop (soda for you non-mid-westerners)?

We’ve all been there. So, how are you supposed to properly fuel your body so it can continue to perform at the highest level?

We talked to former University of Minnesota softball player, Kayla Wenner (’16), about this issue and her ideas on how to best approach softball nutrition. Wenner, a Minnesota native, played for the Gophers from 2013-2016. She was named the team’s Freshman of the Year in 2013 and wrapped up her career with a breakout senior season in 2016.