The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is excited to announce that the Women in Coaching Seminars – the fastest growing event at the annual USTFCCCA Convention for the past seven years – is going virtual in 2020!

Plus, it’s totally free and presented by MONDO.

Beginning Thursday, December 3 at 8 pm ET and running each Thursday through December 17 at the same time, female coaches can network and participate in open discussions about important topics in the profession.

This opportunity is open to ALL female coaches – members and non-members, alike.

UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming demand, we have slightly tweaked the format so that the Women in Coaching Series can move more fluidly. Each session will now start with a moderated Q&A session with the keynote speaker, followed by an open Q&A session where attendees can have their questions answered by the keynote speaker.

Here is a look at each session being offered.

Thursday, Dec 3rd

Porscha Dobson of Dartmouth

Discussion: “Leading a program and navigating 2020”

Thursday, Dec 10th

Maurica Powell of Washington

Discussion: “Navigating Nutrition & Body Image With Athletes & Support Staff”

Thursday, Dec 17th

Sara Vergote of Ohio State

Discussion: “Managing Image & Reputation In This Profession”

Presentation Resources

“Navigating Nutrition & Body Image With Athletes & Support Staff” – Paula A. Quatromoni
Downloadable Resources:
Web Links – First is the link to the eating disorders tab of my lab website at BU. On this landing page, there is a great video interview there featuring David Proctor’s story of a collegiate male track athlete who developed an eating disorder his freshman year that he worked for the next 5+ years to recover from… While it’s a male’s story (one that is rarely spoken about), many of the themes are universal for athletes and coaches to hear about and learn from. There are other things you can link to from this page, including all papers I’ve published on this topic, media interviews and blog posts. – David and I were recently featured on a podcast my colleague (Dr. Joan Salge Blake) puts out, Spot On! I highly recommend this nutrition podcast that is created “for college students and anyone who cares about a college student!” It covers a WIDE range of topics ranging from proper nutrition to fad diets, to food insecurity, gut health, sleep, anxiety… you name it! Ask all your coaches and athletes to download Spot On! – Last year, I did an episode on the hidden dangers of clean eating on Spot On. This is a topic of high relevance to coaches and athletes. – Nancy Clark (THE original Sports Dietitian!) was recently a guest on Spot On talking about what should be in every athlete’s kitchen… – The Running in Silence website has lots of great resources including a blog. I do a Q&A series as the “guest expert” with Rachael Steil. She feeds me questions that coaches and athletes send in to her that require a professional’s insight. – Walden Behavioral Care (where I do consulting work) has a blog series. Here is the link to the Athlete-related blog posts, several of which I’ve written or my colleague, Matt Stranberg. The first four links on this landing page lead to our athlete eating disorder treatment program, but starting with the 5th on down, those are all athlete-related blog posts!