Female athlete symposium

A symposium intended for female high school athletes and school administrators entitled, “what’s your healthy? (TM) finding my balance”, will take place at the New Haven Open at Yale tennis tournament on Monday, Aug. 19.

Sponsored by Aetna, the Symposium will feature discussions on women in athletics living a well-rounded healthy life from top notch panelists including a nutritionist, a sports psychologist, an orthopedic surgeon, a high school athletic director, a current college athlete, and Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the CIAC.

The panelists will focus on topics that relate to girls’ athletics, nutrition, and overall personal wellness.

Coaches and girls in attendance will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and interact at the conclusion of the event.

Some of the topics for discussion will be:

The mental, emotional, and social aspects of athletic participation.

— How nutrition and performance shape our health and lifestyle

— How sportsmanship can effect one’s healthy state

— Risks associated with specialization

Attendees are invited to arrive early and walk the grounds before the Symposium begins.

At the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees can stay in the stadium and watch the best of women’s professional tennis, up close and personal.

Overall, the day will be a fun, positive, and informative experience for everyone.

A summary of the day’s activities are listed below:

11 a.m. — Gates Open

12-1:30 p.m. — Aetna Girls Symposium: Lunch followed by programming. [Location: Courtside Club]

1:30 p.m. — Guests enjoy afternoon tennis matches.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Due to the seating capacity of the Courtside Club.

Each school that signs up may bring up to a total of six female athletes along with their coach and/or administrator and space is limited to the first 140 registrants.

Teams or schools must register using this link by July 15 to reserve a spot: casci.ac/679.

Those with questions regarding the event should email Stephanie Ford at sford@casciac.org.

The day’s festivities will include a buffet lunch, New Haven Open tickets, and passes to the symposium, all of which will be provided compliments of Aetna, upon confirmation to the event.

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