Legends Grill CT is serious about helping young athletes achieve greatness in life through sports and proper food nutrition. Through that initiative we will offer a food nutrition and sports history luncheon for elementary through high school student groups in our “Hall of Fame” Dining Room Monday –Friday from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event Schedule
Part 1 – 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Students will begin their visit with a guided tour through the restaurant learning about Connecticut’s Present, Past and Hall of Fame, home grown athletes and how they have impacted sports history in our state.
Part 2 – 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
An honorary current or past professional athlete will then meet with the students to speak about his or her own journey while growing up in Connecticut and what it took to make the cut for them into the professional sports arena.
Part 3 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The honorary athletes will work alongside our Chef in preparing a (3) course lunch menu from his or her desired local farm fresh foods and herbs. Each course’s recipe will be broken down detailing its components and nutritional values which are vital for growth, good health, scholastic achievement, and providing energy. Sports nutrition enhances athletic performance by decreasing fatigue and the risk of disease and injury; it also enables athletes to optimize training and recover faster.
Part 4- 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
To optimize performance, young athletes need to learn what, when and how to eat and drink before, during and after activities. Balancing energy intake with energy expenditure is crucial to prevent an energy deficit or excess. Therefore we have developed a proprietary phone app with that in mind called CT FUTURES. This proprietary app was designed so that we could assist each young athlete individually to achieve their peak performance in the classroom and on the ball field.
Each student will be given a Legends Grill CT Most Valuable Patron “MVP” card to take home and along with their parents or guardians sign up for the personalized APP through our website, www.LegendsgrillCT.com
After creating a unique interactive profile each young athlete will be able to design a specific daily menu with the guidance of our Dietician and Culinary staff based on his or her individual genetic characteristics; weight, height, age, gender and activity level with consideration to the sport they play and position.
The app has the visual ability to be set up like an interactive sports playing card where each athlete can post a photo, name, birth town, town they presently reside in, present school, sport or sports they play, their position, height, weight, special achievements they have been recognized for and future sports aspirations. They will also be able to link up to the Sports Illustrated SIPLAY app, which is set up to show teams, their players and game schedules.
But there’s more! High school aged, sports-minded teens will be able to interact through the app with other student athletes throughout the state who share core beliefs about wellness and success. Being able to bring like-minded youths together to share their interests and experiences will build a stronger sports community and make lasting friendships.
Additional information can be accessed through the app such as interactive training sessions which will foster intrinsic rewards that include improved physical fitness, sport-specific knowledge, successful goal-setting skills, and in general, increased self-esteem. There will be frequently updated tips on local farm fresh foods through the Connecticut Grown Initiative which can be purchased throughout the state, how to blend together fruits and supplements to easily prepare healthy drinks for hydration and ways to schedule meals and snacks to ensure peak performance.
Considering all it will do, the CT FUTURES app, sponsored solely by the restaurant, will pave the way to become the best online website developed to help young people prepare for success in sports and everyday living.