Call for Questions – Expert Panel: Tournament Nutrition

by | March 24, 2011, 8:00am 0

Training professionals and elite players weigh in on your questions about strength, conditioning and becoming a better athlete.

How it works

  1. Every month we’ll feature a new topic and panel.
  2. Submit your questions in the comments and help pick the best by giving a “thumbs up” to your favorites. Deadline for questions is Saturday March 26th @ 5pm PST.
  3. The Skyd Expert Panel will answer the top voted questions.

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This week’s topic is:

Tournament Nutrition


This week’s panel –

JAMIE NUWER, Sports Medicine

Jamie is a Sports and Family Medicine doctor in the San Francisco bay area.  She also serve as the chairwoman of the medical advisory committee at USA Ultimate.  She has been writing the Injury Timeout column for USA Ultimate for the past 6 years and have a website devoted to injury prevention and management (  She has played Ultimate since 1999 and coached college ultimate since 2003.  Jamie started at Stanford then went to UCLA for med school, and now coaches Stanford.  Jamie retired from women’s club Ultimate last season after playing at Worlds with the club team she helped start Zeitgeist.  Jamie is now focusing on starting a bay area women’s masters team called Dark Horse.

TYLER KINLEY, Captain of Seattle Sockeye

Tyler is captain of Seattle Sockeye, where he is primarily a defensive handler. Known for guarding top handlers and distributing the disc after the turn, Tyler also leads Sockeye’s workouts. Tyler has played Ultimate for Tulane University, University of Michigan, BAT, and currently plays for Sockeye. He has experience coaching and teaching ultimate on youth, college and club levels on multiple continents.


Melissa dropped out of Chemistry at the University of Illinois in favor of playing more Ultimate and earning a Masters in Kinesiology. She has several years of coaching experience with both college and high school players. In 2010 she began Ultimate Results with the goal of providing better, Ultimate specific fitness and coaching resources to team captains and coaches. Melissa currently plays for Blue Route out of Philadelphia PA. You can read more about Melissa’s personal training regimen at

LESLIE WU, Mobile Health

Leslie Wu is a student at Stanford studying mobile health interventions. She is a hard-style Kettlebell certified instructor, a Z-Health Sports Performance Coach, and a USA Ultimate Level 1 Coach. Most recently she completed the USA Weightlifting (Olympic Lifting) Level 1 course in SF and writes for

What should I eat the day before the tournament? What about the week? Are bagels good tournament food? Send us your questions on “Tournament Nutrition.”

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