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Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences announces 2020 fall Town Hall series

This fall, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science will support coaches, sport leaders and families in West Virginia through the continuation of their free, online town hall event series. Each event will bring together a unique panel of sport and coaching leaders and experts to explore and discuss important sport science related topics that impact youth and scholastic athletes and sports.

The Center will host these free, live virtual meetings through Zoom on August 27, September 24, October 29, November 19 and December 17. The Center will post registration details for each event on the CACSS website . Recordings from spring events are available through the website.

Join the first 2020 fall event on August 27 from 1-2 p.m., titled “Too far, when an athlete's healthy eating habits aren't healthy.” This discussion will explore orthorexia, a lesser known but serious eating disorder, characterized by a fixation on food quality that can have a negative impact on an athlete’s physical and mental well-being.

Panelists will include Dr. Mike Ryan, Morgantown High School head cross country coach and CPASS sport and performance science program coordinator, Dr. Dana Voelker, associate professor, CPASS sport and exercise psychology, Dr. Dayna Charbonneau, WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, director of clinical and sport psychology, and Sina King, director of sports nutrition, Olympic Sports, WVU Athletics. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach, director of CACSS. Register for this free town hall event here.

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