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The Appetite Episode #09: Sally Revere – The Role of Temperament and Body Wisdom in Sport Performance

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast

In this conversation about the influential position a coach has on an athlete’s life and performance, Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi LMFT, CEDS and Carter Umhau, LMHCA interview Sally Revere, head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Lakeside High School in Seattle. Sally offers practical advice on how she addresses food and body concerns on her team, as well as addressing the power of coaching from a whole athlete perspective. Kara and Carter bring in questions about temperament as it relates to sport performance, and how a coach can facilitate a sense of community and joy on their team. If you are a coach or an athlete, you don’t want to miss this episode! Sally offers incredible wisdom and inspiration from her 30-year coaching experience. 

Resources:

Letter to Coaches From a Mental Health Therapist, by Kara Bazzi
Compulsive Exercise and Eating Disorders, by Caroline Meyer et al
Perfectionism versus excellence
The Founders: Thirteen women shared one common goal to change sports forever
Unmatched: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova were fierce tennis rivals in the 1970s and 1980s, but through it all they forged an unbreakable friendship.

The Appetite is available for listening on Soundcloud as well as iTunes or here on the Opal blog.

 

 

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2 Comments

John O'Leary · February 21, 2018 at 2:00 am

Sally Revere of Lakeside School is a Hall of Fame caliber coach. Go Lions!

    Sarah Taylor · February 21, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Yeah she is!! All of us athletes at Opal wish she was our coach and are so grateful of her relationship with Opal. Thanks John for listening!

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