When introducing supplements to an athlete’s regimen, it’s best to keep things simple and take care of the big things first. With that in mind, let’s think about workout nutrition and practice/game nutrition. <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/surge-workout-fuel"target=“new”>Surge Workout Fuel will be perfect for both. Adjust the amounts as needed and feel free to use more water than called for for long practices and games.
The rest will come down to needs. If the athlete misses meals or makes poor meal choices, yes, a protein supplement like Metabolic Drive is great. If the athlete has a hard time eating quality veggies, fruit, and berries, and/or he gets very few good fats, then Superfood and Flameout will greatly improve his nutrition. If those aren’t real issue with him, then he may not need them yet.
If eating fueling meals before practice or games is hard to manage, <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/finibar-competition-bar"target=“new”>Finibars would be a great choice. Just eat one before practice and drink plenty of water with it for full benefits.
We’d suggest starting with Surge Workout Fuel for sure and Finibars if needed.