Good afternoon PSO coaches, Regional Coaches, and PSO/NSO executive and/or HP directors;

CSC Pacific is pleased to present the details for our upcoming IPS System wide workshop that includes presentations and a panel discussion on body weight and female athlete triad on Oct 1, 2012.

Currently, Dr. Trent Stellingwerff and Hilary Stellingwerff are our confirmed presenters and panelists. We are hopeful that additional presenters will be present with details still to be confirmed.

It should be noted that 2012 SPIN Summit is in Vancouver, Oct 1-3. There is a related presentation titled “Performance Nutrition; Key nutrition concerns while working with female athletes” offered on Oct 2, 2012. The entire 2012 SPIN Summit schedule can be found here .


2012-13 IPS System Wide Workshop # 3 Presented by CSC Pacific

Title:      Presentations and Panel Discussion on Body Weight and Female Athlete Triad
Date:       Oct 1, 2012
Time:      4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Registration:  (Strongly recommended but not required)
: Dana Henson, Email:  Phone: 778-327-4095

TITLE: Body Weight and Female* Athlete Triad

* Affects Males as well

Body weight and body composition impact performance in every single sport, with vast differences between more weight dependent sports (e.g. running) and less weight dependent sports (e.g. swimming).  However, many “A” type athletes take decreasing body weight to the extreme, resulting in poor health, and eventually poor performance.    In sport this is primarily termed “Female Athlete Triad”, although this is not immune to males as well.  Many times this can either initially can go unnoticed by coaches and support staff, or is ignored due to the delicate nature of body weight.  This short presentation will take a physiology/elite coach perspective at the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to ideal body composition approaches periodization, using an elite female middle-distance athlete as a case-study. 

Confirmed Presenters and Panelists:

Dr Trent Stellingwerff earned an Honors BSc in human nutrition and exercise physiology at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), while being a middle-distance athlete on the NCAA Div. I varsity track and field team.  He then earned a PhD from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada) in the area of Exercise and Skeletal Muscle Physiology, while being an assistance coach to the Guelph varsity track and field team.  After a post-doctorate research fellowship at Maastricht University, Netherlands, focusing on human muscle recovery with nutritional interventions, Trent took a job as the senior leading scientist in Performance Nutrition for PowerBar at the Nestle Research Center (Lausanne Switzerland).  Trent currently is a Senior Physiologist at the Canadian Sport Centre – Pacific (Victoria, Canada), where he focuses on servicing his physiology and nutrition expertise to Canada’s national rowing and track and field teams, as well as leading sport innovation and research. 

Hilary Stellingwerff, 2012 Olympian, semi-finalist in the 1500m 2012 Olympics, 7th in the 1500m World Indoor Championships

Please save the date for upcoming workshop date/locations: 

Our next workshop is scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2012. Our working topic is “Developing Benchmarking/KPI for Key HP Pathway Transitions and Introduction to Sport Readiness”.