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Creating a Healthy Sports Culture: Facilitating Athletes’ Positive Relationship with Food, Body, and Exercise
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Opal: Food+Body Wisdom
Who: coaches, athletic trainers, athletic department administrators/leaders, and anyone serving young athletes
About the Workshop:
Recently, Mary Cain’s brave and honest words were shared across this country to expose an unhealthy culture that Nike (and their coaching staff) perpetuated, leading Mary down a path of self-harm to uphold performance pressures. Sadly, this is not a story that’s just relevant to Nike…There is critical learning for all of us who are in the sport world- from youth sports to the elite professional level. We can be a part of the solution by “calling up” our sport cultures into practices that keep our athletes holistically healthy and thriving while competing and honoring their drive for excellence. Holistic health and performance are not mutually exclusive! Join the conversation with Opal and the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics to better understand how to be positive change agents in the world of sport.