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Coaches Virtual Consult Group

October 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Coaches Virtual Consult Group

[su_quote cite=”NEDA Coaches & Trainers Toolkit” url=”https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/sites/default/files/Toolkits/CoachandTrainerToolkit.pdf”]As coaches and trainers, you play a pivotal and influential role in the lives of young athletes and are ideally positioned, along with their families, to detect these risks—or an eating problem in its early stages— and serve as positive influences in turning around such a situation. It’s important to remember that eating disorders can happen to athletes with the best of coaches. Rather than worrying and blaming yourself, focus on helping the athlete return to health.[/su_quote]

The rates for eating disorders in athletes are almost double that of the general population. At Opal we are not only focused on supporting individuals currently struggling with eating and exercise concerns, but we work with our community to increase prevention. Opal’s exercise+sport team has developed several talks over the years specifically for high school and college level coaches and trainers and is excited to include this consult group. In this group coaches and trainers will join together to talk about how they can best support athletes that may be currently struggling, and about creating a healthy team culture. You will be joined not only by other coaches and trainers but also Opal’s exercise+sport team who are experts in eating disorders and athletes. This group will meet online every other month. Members will discuss personal case studies and consult with experts in the field of eating disorders and athletes.

If you would like to join this group please contact sarah@opalfoodandbody.com.

This group is free.

Members are expected to either have attended a Sport Talk at Opal in the past or should review this document from the NEDA Coaches + Trainers Toolkit (3 pages) before joining.


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October 10, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm