WPA UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
September 30, 2013  

Supplied by WPA Admin from WPA
WORKSHOP 1: NUTRITION - THE BENEFITS OF DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY
Date: 19 October 2013

Food provides us with the energy we need to fuel all our daily activities, but for athletes it also needs to provide the energy to optimize their training, perform at their best, and repeatedly recover whilst remaining free from injury and illness.
The workshop will serve as an information session which provides nutritional guidelines for both the athlete and coach, including food (carbohydrates, fibre, proteins, fats) and fluid intake during, and after, training and competition, the nutrients required, use of supplements, or not, identifying problem areas such as eating disorders and much more. It will be a practical workshop with interactive case studies.

Sunita Potgieter (Registered Dietician and Lecturer in Therapeutic Nutrition)

Sunita is a registered dietitian specializing in nutritional status assessment, sport nutrition and eating disorders. She has been a lecturer in therapeutic nutrition at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University since 2007, the consulting dietitian at Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Insitute (SUSPI) since 2009 and she has a private practice in Somerset West/Strand. Sunita enjoys sport and is a triathlete herself. She has completed several Olympic and Ironman distance events, earning an Ironman World Championship slot in her age group in 2008.

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

WORKSHOP 2: LIFE SKILLS
Date: 16 November 2013

Taking Responsibility – What are the controllables and non-controllables? Who is responsible for your success or failure? The buck stops here!

Mental Skills – Concentration, bmt, mental toughness, visualization, focus, arousal are all issues with which an athlete, at any level, needs to be familiar.

Ricardo Siljeur (BA)

Ricardo is the Athlete Service Manager for MACSTEEL Maestros, based at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town.

Time: 08:30 - 11:30

WORKSHOP 3: COMMON INJURIES - HOW TO TRY AND PREVENT THEM!
Date: 30 November 2013

Most common injuries are due to inadequate conditioning, overuse, overtraining and flaws in individual body structure and motion. This workshop will aim to look at how you, as the Coach, can try and reduce these, and therefore enhance your athlete’s training.

Alet Marais (BSc Stell. Physiotherapist)

Alet graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2007 from Stellenbosch University. Her work experience to date includes:- Preventative, injury management and on field assistance for TUKS sport (rugby, netball, soccer), Team Physiotherapy – Varsity Cup rugby (TUT and TUKS – 2009/2010), Proteas v Northern Ireland netball (2012), WPA Junior teams.

She is an active WP athlete, competing in 400m and 800m, for Tygerberg NLC, has represented WP on numerous occasions at SA National Championships, winning a 400m bronze in 2012. She was also a member of the SA Students team at the Universiade 2011 in Shenzen, China.

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Cost:
R100 - One workshop only
R150 - Two workshops
R200 - All three workshops

Venue: Conference Room
Athlone Stadium
Cape Town

Soft drinks and tea will be provided.

Book your place now, by sending an e-mail to coaches@wpathletics.co.za
For more information e-mail: tracy@wpathletics.co.za or 021 699 0615