Drink Water – Plenty of Water
With a weather forecast promising lots of sun and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, it is very important to drink water. So the advice from doctors in Dana Cup's MASH tent is not to be missed.
‘Drink water, plenty of water. A player easily loses 1-2 litres of fluid during a match, so everybody must drink at least one litre of water before, during and after the match, just as it is important to supplement both sugar and salt, for example in the form of sugar or energy drink,’ sounds the advice from MASH.
Typical signs of dehydration are headaches, nausea, dizziness and general malaise. Ultimately, people suffering from dehydration may faint.
‘In Denmark, we can drink water directly from the tap, so it's not necessary to buy bottled water to avoid dehydration,’ said the doctors in the MASH tent, adding that it is the impression that the vast majority of responsible coaches, team leaders or parents are aware of the fact that the players - and they themselves - get plenty of water throughout the day.