Join us for our first ever Workshop Series, including 4 one hour talks, on hard, heavy and thought provoking topics to be aware of at the next level. This will include topics that we avoid talking about as a whole, but vital to your health and well-being! This series will give you resources and include guest experts and athletes on subjects such as the importance of nutrition, team culture, navigating difficult team and relationship drama, mental health which will include depression, anxiety and even suicide. Let us know if you have any questions in advance regarding the topics and their appropriateness to your athlete. Contact Gwen Alden @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Yvonne Schwab @ email@example.com
Workshop 1: June 28
‘Relationships’: Who are your people, Finding the right people, Team and Coach relationships, How this relates to compeition and success, What is a positive and healthy culture, Drama, Feeling left out, Roommates, Pressures, Trouble spots with drinking, drugs, social media, Resources to help
Workshop 2: July 5
‘Nutrition’: What to eat and why, Eating enough calories as an athlete, Hydration, Eating disorders and how to identify them, What can ultimately happen with eating disorders, Grocery shopping, Meal planning as an athlete, Proper rest, Resources
Workshop 3 and 4: July 12 and July 19
‘Mental Health (2Parts)’: Anxiety, Depression, Pressures of school and sports and how to cope, Application to mental health in regards to eating, rest and relationships from previous sessions, Suicide and the realness of that today, How to identify someone that may be in 'trouble' or signs to look for in yourself, When and where and how to find help, Other phsycological disorders that are prevalent in your age group, Are there 'Good' things that we can identify when it comes to mental health or is there always a 'bad stigma', Learning how to check in on others, What taking care of yourself looks like, How your actions can affect others, Finding resources
1. Mary Fry, PhD, Professor, University of Kansas: Mary Fry is a professor in sport psychology at the University of Kansas, and she is the Director of the KU Sport & Exercise Psychology Lab. She helps coaches and athletes develop strong mental skills and create positive team environments that help optimize the sport experience and performance of all athletes.
2. Cogen Nelson, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, CrossFit Level 1 and 2, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Mobility, USA Weightlifting International Coach, Level 2 Precision Nutrition Coach, Nutrition Coach with M2 Performance Nutrition, 2021, 2022 USA Functional Fitness Master World's Championship Team Member: Cogen is a retired Marine Corps Sergeant and retired due to a combat injury in Iraq. He discovered CrossFit as he was recovering although doctors told him he would never be able to do big repetitive exercise movements again. Long story short, he is an amazing human being, stronger and faster than ever, and passing on his wealth of knowledge!
3. Brenna Chirby, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Sport Psychologist: Brenna Chirby has spent 20+ years working in the mental health field in hospitals and other community based clinics and private practice. She has also spent many years on the counseling and educational side of sports psychology, including performance enhancement and injury recovery. Today, she specializes mostly in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship/family issues, and trauma.
Classes are non-refundable. If you have questions or concerns about the content, please reach out to us in advance! The classes will be recorded and sent to you if you can't attend the LIVE session.
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.