Whether you're in the stands or competing in the game, nothing is more satisfying than a cold sports drink to quench your thirst. Unfortunately for athletes on a budget, store-bought sports drinks are not cheap. The good news is that homemade drinks are a refreshing alternative. They not only save you money, they help you avoid unwanted dyes and preservatives.
Brand name sports drinks encourage fluid consumption with their sweet/tart flavor. So make sure your homemade drink is sweet enough to make hydration tasty. Get the flavor right, and all your teammates will be clamoring to try out your sports drink.