Studies have shown that drinking a glass of water can accelerate brain function up to 14 percent. In a hockey game, that can be the difference between making a play and missing it, so not only are there health benefits associated with consuming water, there are performance benefits, too.
Having their own personal water bottle on the bench helps keep kids hydrated, while also making them less likely to share cold and flu viruses with teammates. Make sure the bottle is cleaned regularly.
It’s also a good idea to make the water bottle distinctive, either in color or by adding the player's name. You want it to be easily found in a crowd.