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Watch discussions and presentations on applied coaching and sport science by a series of unique sport and coaching experts.
2020 Fall Town Hall Event Series
This fall, the Center continues to support coaches, sport leaders and families in WV
through the continuation of our free, online town hall event series. Each
event in the series will bring together a unique panel of sport and coaching
leaders and experts to explore and discuss important sport science related
topics that impact youth and scholastic athletes and sports. Free live virtual
meetings will be hosted through Zoom on August 27, October 29, November
19, and December 17.
2020 Spring Town Hall Event Series
During the Spring of 2020 the Center hosted a series of town hall panel discussions via zoom that brought together leaders in sport and coaching. Topics of discussion include: Supporting youth and scholastic athletes and coaches through COVID, returning to play, useful apps for distance coaching, supporting and building resiliency, developing long lasting athleticism through youth sports and developing WV athletes. Visit the series homepage to get more information and watch the discussions via youtube.
Examining Coaching and Coach Education in the U.S. Livestream
On December 4, 2019, the Center hosted a livestreamed event focused
on coaching and coach education in the United States through a grant from the West
Virginia University Office of the Provost and in conjunction with the
United States Center for Coaching Excellence. The presentations featured sport
industry and academic leaders and highlighted quality coaching and coach education
within the American sport system.
Previous Town Hall Event on August 27th
Too Far, When An Athlete's Healthy Eating Habits Aren't Healthy
This event, was the first of the fall 2020 CACSS Town Hall events, explored
orthorexia, a lesser known but serious eating disorder characterized by a fixation
on food quality that can have a negative impact on athlete’s physical and mental
well-being. Panelists included Dr. Mike Ryan, Morgantown High School’s
head xc coach and the Sport and Performance Science program coordinator, Dr.
Dana Voelker, associate professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Dr. Dayna
Charbonneau, WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics director of
clinical and sport psychology, and Sina King, director of sports nutrition, Olympic
Sports, within the WVU Athletics Department. The panel was moderated
by Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach, center director.
Note: If you have any questions or would like to work with the Center on future town halls, please contact us at CoachingEd@mail.wvu.edu