Beer League Breakdowns
InGoal is pleased to welcome Jamie Phillips, as he shares his knowledge in nutrition and training with InGoal Members. Also look for him on the InGoal Radio Podcast where he joined us for a feature interview.
Jamie is a former professional goaltender who played in Europe, the ECHL and AHL after an NCAA career at Michigan Tech where he now serves as goaltending coach. He has completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Phillips began Phillips Sports Performance with one goal in mind, to help athletes perform at their best each and every day through scientifically backed programming in both nutrition and off ice training. He can be reached via DM on his Instagram page @phillipssportsperformance
Ahh man, nothing like sitting in your gear after a big win and cracking a cold one with your beer league teammates.
“Psssssssssch … k”
I can taste the sweet hoppy flavor of victory.
Unless you’re on the losing team, then this idyllic scene is more like Matt Damon in Invictus than a celebration (warning, PG-13 language).
This reminiscing was brought on by a question that was asked to me a few days ago: “Is having a couple of beers after a game a good or a bad thing?”
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Instead of alcohol after a game, below is a recipe for a non-alcoholic, rehydrating beverage that you can enjoy after a game, workout or anytime.
For more recipes, training information and to learn about working with Jamie please visit Phillips Sports Performance. He can also be reached via DM on his Instagram page @phillipssportsperformance
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I didn’t think I was going to like this article, but some how I learned something and enjoyed it too. No more BEER for me. I play in the Water league now.
“Those beer leaguers would be very upset if they could read”
Thanks Jamie for this article.
In my humble opinion I feel the beer consumption aspect of playing rec hockey has more to do with the entire ritual and community around interacting with the game. Any player that cares enough about the game to read an article like this probably knows scientifically that alcohol is detrimental to the body. When you incorporate the psychological effects and reasons we play I think the two beers you have once or twice a week are part of the ongoing ritual that you crave as a player.
Personally I switch to alcohol free beer in the playoffs and I seem to notice a difference even if it’s purely placebo.
In the end I feel beer(alcohol or alcohol free)is synonymous with the ritual of hockey and that relationship will be intact for a long time.
Jamie- Great article! I have a question that perhaps you could shed some light on, I’m 57 and still playing at a somewhat competitive level but I’ve noticed over the past year when I consume a glass of wine or beer at night after a game or even when I don’t play the next morning I feel tired and somewhat lethargic, can alcohol have a effects on your body the next morning after consuming it the night before? I’m talking a glass of wine or a beer or two? I’ve never really felt quite this way ever the day after having a beer or two, perhaps age has something to do with it?