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Webinar: Supporting Your Teenage Athlete
January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Supporting your Teenage Athlete: Advice regarding nutrition, strength and conditioning, and mental performance for pubescent athletes.
Advance Registration Required
This workshop will cover a broad number of topics and common questions from athletes, parents, and coaches
Key topics include:
- Helping your athlete learn how to manage competing against and training with athletes who are developing at different rates
- Helping your athlete manage level/category transitions and expectations [i.e. Junior to Elite]
- Understanding the importance of mastering the basics of strength and conditioning rather than focusing on maximal lifts
- Learning how to eat and cook so that you can fuel and recover effectively
- Understanding supplements
- Dealing with body image concerns – How to identify red flags and where to seek support
Fiona Meikle, Mental Performance Consultant [Canadian Sport Institute, Cycling Canada]
Fiona has been providing mental performance support to athletes, performance artists, the military and businesses, for over ten years. After obtaining her Masters in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fiona worked as a Sport Psychology Intern at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff for two and a half years. After a highly successful internship, Fiona was kept on as an external consultant and provided support to Team Wales athletes in the lead up to and during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fiona worked with Team Wales athletes for over seven years before moving to Canada in late 2017.
Fiona has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities, from over thirty different sports, and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Fiona currently works as a contractor for the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario working with individual athletes and teams at both the Olympic/Paralympic and Provincial levels.
Kevin Iwasa-Madge, Sport Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach [Canadian Sport Institute, Cycling Canada]
Kevin completed a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, and a Master’s degree in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson University. While in Guelph, Kevin wrestled for the U of G varsity team. Following graduation, Kevin competed on the National Team for several years and highlighted his career with a 5th place finish at the FISU World Championships. Kevin has taught in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion program at Sheridan College for many years, teaching courses in the areas of food and nutrition, program design, fitness assessment, resistance training, and physical activity in special populations. Currently, Kevin is a Sport Nutritionist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, working with Track Cycling and Wrestling at the national and provincial level.