Hydration

To parents and young athletes.
Drink adequate fluids during the 24 hours before an event, especially during the meal before exercise, to promote proper hydration before exercise or competition.
Drink about 500 milliliters ( ~17 ounces) Of fluid about Twin hours  before exercise to promote adequate hydration and allow time for excretion of excess ingested water.
DURING ACTIVITY OR COMPETITION
Start drinking early and at regular intervals to consume fluids at a rate sufficient to replace all the water lost through sweating or consume the maximal amount that can be tolerated.
Fluids should be cooler than ambient temperature and flavored to enhance palatability and promote fluid replacement.

DURING COMPETITION THAT LASTS MORE THAN ONE HOUR
To maintain blood glucose concentration and delay the onset fatigue, the fluid replacement should contain 4 to 8 percent carbohydrate. Electrolytes ( primary salt) are added to make the solution taste better and reduce the risk of low blood levels is sodium. About 0.5 to 0.7 grams of sodium per liter of water replaces sodium lost by sweating.
I hope y'all have a healthy and fantastic basketball season!
Building healthy athletes!
Marcia Bock