Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders - January Webinar by Female Coaching Network

Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders - January Webinar by Female Coaching Network

Following high demand for December's webinar on this subject the Female Coaching Network will be delivering a second webinar on Wednesday 10 January 2017. This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage as well as looking at subjects such as how coaches can contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk and how coaches can support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems.

Feedback on the first webinar in December included:

"It was really helpful in understanding the conditions, gave really practical advice on how to support athletes, and helped me understand my own relationship with sport and exercise so much better! She is absolutely an incredible role model - so intelligent and brave!! "

"Very useful and a really thought provoking talk by Louise. I'm at the very start of my coaching journey (I'm a newly qualified assistant coach) and I am very glad I chanced across this. I help with young athletes endurance training, with the athletes aged between 11-16, boys and girls so it was especially relevant. The prospect of being able to spot and intervene in a timely manner before issues spiral to the situation Louise found herself in is a good motivator to get skilled up on this."
 

What can we do as coaches?  Athletes, especially at the elite level, would be viewed by most of the general population as ‘healthy’.  

However, the eating behaviours of some athletes may be associated with harm (disordered eating) or may even be part of a clinical condition, such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa (eating disorders). Whilst most athletes follow a training regime accompanied by a diet that supports health and performance, some will struggle with their eating behaviours, weight and self-esteem which may be exacerbated during certain times of the year, including the Christmas period.

Wednesday 10 January will see FCN Academy Coach Louise Capicotto host the Webinar: Supporting athletes with eating disorders.

This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage:

  • Why are eating disorders a problem in sport? 
  • What are the signs and symptoms of eating disorders? 
  • How can we monitor eating behaviours? 
  • How can coaches contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk? 
  • How can coaches support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems?
     

For booking details and more details see https://femalecoachingnetwork.com/2017/12/08/fcn-will-re-braodcasting-second-live-webinar-louise-capicotto-supporting-athletes-eating-disorders/ contacting info@femalecoachingnetwork.com.

To find out more about Female Coaching Network webinars see https://femalecoachingnetwork.com/webinars/.


Coaches, parents and others interested in finding out more about subjects such as including Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport’ (RED-S, which is a broader, more comprehensive term for the condition previously known as ‘Female Athlete Triad’) may also want to see the second part of this article, and the associated video content at www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/keeping-your-athletes-healthy-to-train-and-to-compete-at-their-best

 


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