Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders - Webinar by Female Coaching Network

Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders - Webinar by Female Coaching Network

This webinar aims to help sports professionals, 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.

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.

Thursday 7th December 2017 20:00GMT will see FCN Academy Coach Louise Capicotto host her first 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?
     

To find out more or book on please go to https://femalecoachingnetwork.com/2017/11/20/webinar-supporting-athletes-with-eating-disorders-what-can-we-do-as-coaches-delivered-by-our-very-own-louise-capicotto/


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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