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Spring 2020 Center Town Hall Talk Series
Spring 2020 Town Hall Talk Series
With sport practices on-hold, many teams have turned to distance coaching which
presents many challenges for coaches and athletes. Join WVU men's soccer
coach Dan Stratford, WVU Alumni and Penn State Athletics’ Assistant Athletic
Director for Applied Health & Performance Science Josh Nelson and College
of Physical Activity and Sport Science faculty Drs. Mike Ryan, Guy Hornsby and
Kristen Dieffenbach in a discussion of the Apps and web resources they find
most helpful in connecting and coaching with their athletes from a distance.
A conversation about how coaches, parents and sports leaders can build and support resiliency through the athletic experience. Being resilient and able to handle challenges and adversity is an essential skill in sport and life. WVU’s women’s gymnastics coach and CPASS alumni Jason Butts and WVU Athletics Director of Clinical Sport Psychology Dr. Dayna Charbonneau and Dr. Ashley Coaker Craney of Mindright Consulting in Morgantown share tips and answer community questions about how to support and develop resiliency in developing athletes.
Everyone should have an opportunity to develop the ABCs of athleticism, agility, balance, coordination and speed. This Town Hall meeting will focus on a discussion of what are the best ways to ensure that our sport programs develop the essential foundation for long lasting and well-rounded athleticism.
Coach Randy Mazey, WVU Mountaineer men’s baseball
Megan Phillips, WVU, KIDEMATICS, owner ( https://kidematics.com/index.html )
Wesley Meeteer, WVU, Concord University, Associate Professor of Physical and Health Education
Kristen Dieffenbach, Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science, Director
In a follow up to the May 7th Town Hall meeting, this event will guide and encourage community focused discussion on how WV youth and scholastic sports continue to grow and support our athletes. National Long Term Athletic Development champions Rick Howard, Joe Eisenmann and Anthony Moreno, who have helped communities and organizations across the country explore how an LTAD approach can enrich youth sports will lead an interactive virtual conversation.
This Town Hall will bring together a panel of sport science, sport and exercise psychology, coaching science and medical experts to discuss what best practices in return to play might look like this summer and fall. What can coaches, parents and players expect? What does safe return look like? How do we create safe and healthy experiences for youth and scholastic sport athletes in WV? Bring your questions
Moderator: Mike Ryan, WVU Athletic Coaching Education, Program Director & Morgantown High School track and XC coach.
BJ Balcik, Emergency medicine and sports medicine and WVU Team doc and for East Fairmont High School
Chris Parson, AD Cabell Midland High School
Trevor Jones, PT/ATC of Healthworks
Dayna Charbonneau, WVU Athletics Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology
Guy Hornsby, Athletic Coaching Education, Assistant Professor & WVU Weightlifting coach
Kristen Dieffenbach, Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science Director