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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MEDICINE, NUTRITION, AND PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM 1.0

A free, virtual symposium aimed at providing practical solutions and best practices to sports performance, nutrition, and sports medicine professionals that work with and support the high school athlete.
 

Symposium Co-Partners

September 26th to 30th

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Who is this symposium for?

  • HIgh School Athletic Trainers
  • High School Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Sports Dietitians
  • High School Coaches
  • College Students
  • Sports Medicine Clinicians

Topic & Speaker Lineup

A Pragmatic Approach to Individualized Physical Development in High School Athletes

Bryce Patterson, MS, CSCS, FRC

Monday, September 26 @ 12 pm CT

Optimizing Hydration for Performance and Health in High School Athletics

Mitchell Zaplatosch, MS, RD, LDN

Monday, September 26 @ 7 pm CT

How to Evaluate Your High School Program to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Your Student Athletes

Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC & Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT

Tuesday, September 27 @ 12 pm CT

Normalizing Changing Bodies and Nutrition Needs for High School Student Athletes 

Heidi Strickler, MS RD CSSD METS I ISAK L-1

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7 pm CT

The Holistic Teaching of Olympic Weightlifting for High School Sports

Matt Bruce, MS, USAW

Wednesday, September 28 @ 12 pm CT

Athletic Neuroscience: Reactive Agility in Sport
Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBC-HWC
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7 pm CT

Rethinking Conditioning: The Aerobic Advantage
Tim Kettenring, RSCC, CHPC L1, USATF, USAW

Thursday, September 29 @ 12 pm CT

Why High School Athletes Struggle to Gain Weight
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN
Thursday, September 29 @ 7 pm CT

Building a Strength and Conditioning Program for High School Football
Mark Wine, CSCS, BA

Friday, September 30 @ 12 pm CT

What others are saying about our symposiums...

Sports Dietitian
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“"I have attended all of the sport symposiums and have found the information well prepared and very beneficial for improving my skills as a sports dietitian. The symposiums provide a wide array of topics. The symposiums' have been well worth my time. I grabbed a VIP pass with symposium 4.0 and I would say the amount of CEU's you get for the price is a steal.
Thanks to all who put on this wonderful week of education."”

Registered Dietitian

Sports Dietitian
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“I have been an athletic trainer for over 20 years and this is one of the best symposiums I have attended. The information shared was excellent and left me wanting more. I have already shared several things with me student athletes. I find it important as an athletic train that we have the best sports nutrition information to share with them.”

Head Athletic Trainer

Meet Our Presenters

Bryce Patterson- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Bryce Patterson is a specialist in health and human performance.  He began his career as a collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach before transitioning to the technology industry. He believes that education and communication are the keys to changing human behavior and drive the outcomes that individuals and organizations desire. He is passionate about health, movement, and education, as well as utilizing data and technology to improve movement ability, performance and health outcomes, and quality of life for individuals.

Mitchell Zaplatosch- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Mitchell Zaplatosch is a Registered Dietitian licensed in the state of North Carolina and a current PhD candidate in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in Diet and Exercise, from Iowa State University. He then completed his dietetic internship at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Illinois. His research interests focus on hydration status as relates to health and human performance. Specifically, he examines the influence of hydration and fluid intake on energy balance and associated hormonal responses. He has several peer-reviewed manuscripts and conference abstracts related to body water homeostasis and habitual fluid intake as relates to objective and subjective markers of health. Recently, he received the Gail E. Butterfield Nutrition Travel Award to present research on the influence of the menstrual cycle on hydration status and fluid intake in naturally cycling females at the 2022 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. He was also a finalist for the 2022 Hydration for Health Early Career Researcher Award for work on the interaction between female sex hormone concentrations and the urine concentrating actions of vasopressin throughout the menstrual cycle. His master’s thesis focused on the effects of dehydration and rehydration on muscular strength and endurance. He has worked previously in college athletics as a sports nutrition intern with Iowa State University, as well as team nutritionist for Cyclone Hockey. In his private practice, he has worked with or currently works with college and youth athletes participating in softball, gymnastics, and powerlifting. He has taught introductory nutrition as an adjunct instructor at Salem College, as well as the exercise physiology and human physiology laboratory courses at UNCG. He is also an ACE-certified personal trainer with 5 years of experience working with clients of a wide range of ages and limitations. His pursuit of nutrition as a field of study came from the nutrition challenges he faced as a high school cross-country athlete.  Currently, he is a national-level powerlifter with USA Powerlifting.  He practices what he preaches through proper hydration and nutrition to meet the demands of the sport.

Randy Cohen- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker (2)

Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT has an athletic training degree from Purdue University and Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and a doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. He has 30 years of college athletic training experience, having worked at the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University and the University of Arizona. He was the Chair the the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) College and University Athletic Training Committee working on numerous projects to write appropriate standards for working athletic trainers, including being the chair of the NATA Risk Management and Liability Toolkit workgroup.

Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC has served as the District 2 Secretary and the past Chair of the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC). A NATA and Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Society (PATS) Hall of Fame member, he is currently retired from teaching. He has been a teacher and Certified Athletic Trainer for more than 35 years with the majority of that time at Penn Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania. He continues to serve the membership by working on position statements, work groups, task forces, consensus statements and official NATA statements.

Heidi Strickler- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker (1)

Heidi Strickler is a Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS), with a Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England. In her private practice, Heidi Strickler Sports & Performance Nutrition, Heidi works virtually with athletes around the world to dial in their daily nutrition and training fuel strategies to help them optimize their overall health and reach peak performance. Her specialties include endurance athletes, female-bodied athletes & menstrual cycle-related nutrition, plant-based athletes, and RED-S/disordered eating/amenorrhea. She has worked with youth, collegiate, and professional teams; weekend warriors and morning milers; amateur, professional, and Olympic level athletes, in the following sports: running (road, trail, ultra, track & XC), cycling (road, cyclocross, MTB), ultra-endurance events and stage racing, OCR, kayaking, swimming, ice hockey, soccer, rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, snowshoe racing, dancing, and many more. She also travels nationwide giving presentations and clinics to teams, athletes, clubs, coaches, parents, medical professionals and other registered dietitians. Her ultimate goal as a Registered Sports Dietitian is to empower her clients and athletes to realize their greatest potential, achieve their goals, and thrive in both sport and in life, by providing the necessary support, education, and tools to do so. Heidi’s approach is two-fold: (1) using evidence-based science and research as the root of her practices, then (2) applying and adjusting the science to the unique nuances of each individual she works with. As an endurance athlete herself, she recognizes that there is a large gap between lab-based sport nutrition recommendations and practical application, and her goal is to close that gap in translating science to success. Heidi also brings her own journey as a collegiate and adult athlete with an eating disorder into her practice as she supports her clients through their own recovery journeys. Heidi currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her dog Sofie. When she is not working, she can likely be found in the mountains outside Seattle, either trail running, mountaineering, back country skiing, mountain biking or rock climbing. When she’s not playing or working, Heidi loves, cooking, travel, reading, games, and sipping coffee all day long.

Matt Bruce- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Matt Bruce was born in New Orleans, LA and moved to Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 13 to attend school at Catholic High School. While there for his 8th grade year, Matt began lifting under legendary Coach Gayle Hatch to get stronger and faster for the football team. Soon, Matt fell in love with weightlifting and throughout the course of his 17 year career, he became one of the most decorated Olympic weightlifting athletes in the country, making 7 World Teams and an alternate on both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Teams. Since retiring in 2012 from competition, Matt has transitioned into coaching and is the CEO and Head Olympic Weightlifting Coach for the online strength and conditioning team at Brute Strength. Matt graduated Catholic High School in 2001 and from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s in Adapted Physical Education and a Master’s in Sports Management.  He is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Catholic High School of Baton Rouge, La.

Ryan Glatt- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Ryan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience. He currently practices brain-based strategies for cognitive enhancement at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Santa Monica, California in both clinical and research settings. Ryan constantly seeks to learn about health neuroscience research and practical strategies in both health coaching and personal training contexts. Ryan has pursued education from the Amen Clinics, The BrainFirst Training Institute, the Neuroscience Academy, and the Academy for Brain Health & Performance. He has completed the Master's of Applied Neuroscience program at King's College of London. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Leadership: Health & Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago. He has worked with a wide variety of populations with various neurological considerations, including those with MCI, dementia, TBI, and Parkinson's. Ryan focuses his practice and research on slowing cognitive decline for those with cognitive complaints and those who want to prevent neurodegenerative conditions.

Tim Kettenring- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Tim Kettenring is a human performance coach and consultant with more than a decade of experience at all levels of sport as well as with tactical and general populations. His training interests are the development of aerobic conditioning for team sport athletes, as well as speed, power, and strength development. His consulting interests involve helping military units, teams, and organizations find practical training solutions while working within their respective constraints.

Tavis- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN has been working in the field of high performance and Sports Nutrition for the past 21 years designing personalized nutrition programs for high school, college, and professional athletes. He currently serves as the Dietitian/Healthcare Account Manager for OmegaQuant Labs, where their team works to research and provide Omega 3 Testing for healthcare practitioners, collegiate and professional teams, the military, testing labs and supplement brands. He currently serves as the Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant for Fairchild Sports Performance in Houston. He is also an adjunct faculty for Concordia University of Chicago’s Exercise Science department. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer/Formulator for Liquid Fuel Nutrition, an innovative Sports and Hydration beverage that uses a low-glycemic carbohydrate and optimal electrolyte ratio to help athletes and individuals achieve sustained energy and blood sugar control for optimal performance and health (www.drinkliquidfuel.com). He is also the Co-Founder of the company My Sports Dietitian (www.mysportsd.com), an online Sports Nutrition education company that provides digital tools (Eat 2 Win Nutrition App) and services for high school and collegiate athletic programs, performance centers, and club sport teams. Tavis specializes in helping athletes gain weight and build muscle and works with a variety of NFL, MLB, NBA, collegiate, and high school athletes. He has spent 15 years in the vitamin and supplement industry helping companies launch vitamin and supplement brands along with consulting for brands on product formulation/ingredient sourcing. He has worked with professional boxing champions Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. and recently worked with Brandon Ingram last off-season to pack on 20 lbs for the 2021-2022 NBA season. His passion is helping high school athletes improve their eating habits and reach their performance goals. He was the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2013 and New Orleans Pelicans from 2008-2013. He also served as the Sports Dietitian for the Tulane Athletics from 2002-2014 and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine’s NFL Players Association Brain and Body program from 2013-2016. 

Mark Wine- HS Symposium 1.0 Speaker

Coach Mark Wine is the Chief Executive Officer of Functional Muscle Fitness INC (FMF) in Concord, CA. FMF is an elite athletic and fitness performance center with a client range from 6 to 72 years old (novice to professional). In addition to his position at FMF Coach Wine currently holds the position as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA. Through his position at the high school he served as the Pacific Regional Northern California Director for the The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) until recently. Mark began his athletic career in the sports of soccer and football, playing both through high school. After recovering from major ankle surgery during his Senior year of high school, Mark started his freshman year of college at a local Junior College. He advanced from there to earn a walk-on position for the San Diego State Aztecs Football team. However, during his Junior year, Mark decided to leave the sport to pursue Strength & Conditioning full time. After a short time, Coach Wine earned another opportunity by assisting in the opening of a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Personal Training facility. During this time coach Wine discovered Functional Performance Training, from which he would later found Functional Muscle Fitness. While playing football, Mark was aware of the benefits of Olympic Weightlifting and how the triple extension translates to explosive strength and power for athletics. However, while training MMA athletes coach Wine realized how supplementing cross energy training with more traditional strength and power training could also aid in developing elite athleticism. Coach Wine returned home to the Bay Area where his education and expertise landed him an opportunity to visit the Oakland Raiders training camp. After spending two days with legendary Strength Coach Brad Roll he was asked to stay for the entire training camp, which turned into two years with the organization. During this time Coach Wine spent time with the University of Texas Longhorns football and women’s volleyball / soccer programs guided by Coach Donnie Maib (a legend). Coach Wine gained significant insight and knowledge on how to deal with personalities at various levels.

What others are saying about our symposium...

Sports Dietitian
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“"The symposium was very educative and the fact that the presenters were providing evidence based data, made it very reliable information to add to ones informational raportoure. It is a wonderful place to invest an hour of your time as a sports nutritionist or dietitian to get up to date information and get a boost on interaction with your clients. You will never second guess yourself.
The experience is overwhelmingly amazing "”

Registered Clinical Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist

Sports Dietitian
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“I found the Sports Nutrition Symposium to be very worthwhile! The range they offered regarding relevant topics of interest, in addition to the speaker range & specialty were very valuable. I certainly will be attending more in the future, and feel it is something any sports specialist can attend.”

Registered Dietitian and Health Coach

Learn more about each session....

A Pragmatic Approach to Individualized Physical Development in High School Athletes

Bryce Patterson, MS, CSCS, FRC
This presentation will discuss how data from force plates can help drive individualized care in a pragmatic and scalable way, while reducing the time and burden on overworked and understaffed sports medicine and performance teams. Hyper individualization has become a central theme of best practices in injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts. While most of the industry recognizes the value of individualized care, the application in high school athletics only seems feasible for the top 0.5% of programs with ample supporting staff or financial support. 

Optimizing Hydration for Performance and Health in High School Athletics

Mitchell Zaplatosch, MS, RD, LDN

This presentation will address current research on proper hydration assessment, including practical recommendations for assessing hydration status among high school athletes both by coaches and the athletes themselves. The presentation will also address appropriate fluid intake guidelines for before, during, and after practice or competition, with consideration for other variables impacting fluid intake recommendations. This will include sport-specific hydration recommendations for a variety of team sports, as well as hydration recommendations for weight-category sports. The presentation will address strategies to encourage healthy hydration throughout the rest of the high school athlete’s day to encourage better academic performance as well as long-term health. 

How to Evaluate your High School Program to Improve the Health and Well Being of your Student Athletes

Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC & Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT 
This presentation will enable ATs to better understand strategies to evaluate their program and make changes to emphasize positive results in their school and community. The strategies are easily implemented and will help elevate stakeholder understanding of the job but will also elevate the athletic healthcare delivery model for that program.

Normalizing Changing Bodies and Nutrition needs for High School Student Athletes 

Heidi Strickler, MS RD CSSD METS I ISAK L-1
This presentation will address societal, gendered, and athletic pressures around food & body, and how the lack of open conversation around topics such as periods & puberty have caused lasting harm in today's young people. This will include encouraging normalized conversation around puberty, the menstrual cycle & body changes throughout high school. Using her specific Performance Plates model, Heidi Strickler will walk through how to practically guide young athletes in adequate & complete nourishment. You will gain both insight into warning signs of under-fueling and RED-S, as well as tools to talk to coaches, parents, doctors, and student athletes about the warning signs and risks. 

The Holistic Teaching of Olympic Weightlifting for High School Sports

Matt Bryce, MS, USAW
This presentation will cover how to periodize the Olympic Lifts (Snatch, Clean and Jerk) into your program to develop explosive strength in all athletes. Developing the fundamental progressions for each of these lifts will also be a focus of this presentation.

Athletic Neuroscience: Reactive Agility in Sport

Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBC-HWC
This presentation will review the current research and principles of reactive agility training and discuss guidelines for implementing these findings into practice, including the use of technology. Agility in athletic performance is an important skill to be tested and developed among athletes. Research on sport neuroscience continues to evolve, yet the applications to real-world training strategies is limited. 

Rethinking Conditioning: The Aerobic Advantage

Tim Kettenring, RSCC, CHPC L1, USATF, USAW 
This presentation will discuss fundamentals of aerobic metabolism and how aerobic conditioning enhances speed and power training. In addition we will discuss how to implement aerobic conditioning protocols with team sports and provide practical solutions on how to work within various constraints in order to produce effective results.

Why High School Athletes Struggle to Gain Weight
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN
This presentation will discuss the challenges and struggles of what most high school athletes are trying to accomplish when it comes to gaining weight and building muscle. From excessive amounts of activity and calorie output to skipping meals and poor planning, this presentation will not only cover the realistic struggles high school athletes face but will discuss practical nutrition strategies to solve the problem.

Building a Strength and Conditioning Program for High School Football

Mark Wine, CSCS, BA
This presentation focuses on developing the best strategies for an 11 month Strength & Conditioning program geared towards a high school football team. The measurable principles within the program can be applied to any high school athletic team. Within the presentation the speaker will cover the various phases of training throughout the year while providing examples utilized during each phase. Mentality and culture is another key component of any training program will be emphasized. The speaker provides various insights on ways to build culture, discipline and commitment into your program.