The Sports Doctor, 20/03/2019
From UK, Gordon MacLelland, CEO at 'Working with Parents In Sport' (WWPIS), joins me along with returning Dr. Brian Damhoff, Chiropractic Sports Physician with Elite Performance Institute. Then, it's 'The Sports Doctor's In' with your questions and emails!
Gordon MacLelland is the CEO of ‘Working with Parents in Sport'. A coach of 20 years, with experience at all age levels from Under 7 to adults. He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand. Gordon set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to Adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.
He is the author of two books, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents. In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his own children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the two books above.
As a speaker he brings a wealth of experience to working with organizations, coaches and parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.
‘Working with Parents in Sport’ supports parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. We are a UK based company that works with sporting organizations globally, providing unbiased information that understands the difficulties that parents and coaches face in today’s world. Our partners currently include amongst others, England Rugby, UK Coaching, Cricket Scotland, Northern Ireland FA, Sport Northern Ireland and the Little Athletics franchise in Australia.
Dr. Brian Damhoff, founder and clinical director of Elite Performance Institute, is a chiropractic physician and a full body certified provider of Active Release Techniques (ART) since 2007. Dr. Damhoff attended Lewis University where he competed collegiately in track and field as a long jumper. He then went on to Logan College of Chiropractic where he completed his doctorate of chiropractic and a masters in sports rehabilitation. In his free time, Dr. Damhoff is the jumps coach and assistant cross country coach at Plainfield North High School. Dr. Damhoff enjoys training for track and field and continues to actively compete in meets. He is an active volunteer at Loaves and Fishes and regularly volunteers throughout the community. He is also a member of the Fox River Trail Runners and loves running with the group! Dr. Damhoff is also the community coordinator of the Naperville Healthy Kids Running Series which promotes kids being active in a healthy and positive manner.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.