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Published: 12 March 2014
British Cycling will be hosting its third webinar, Sports Nutrition for Coaches, alongside our official training software supplier, Training Peaks.
The free webinar will be presented by Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition for the Great Britain Cycling Team and Team Sky, on Thursday 27 March from 8pm to 9pm (GMT).
The Sports Nutrition for Coaches webinar, which is supported by our official sports nutrition supplier, CNP, is the third in a series of coach development opportunities being delivered by British Cycling and Training Peaks. The aim is to support coaches in helping riders to develop a healthy diet to improve sporting performance and physical activity.
Nigel will provide insight into the following topics:
- Introduction to the importance of nutrition in terms of energy turnover, maintaining a healthy body, mind and gut healthAn overview of what macro- and micro-nutrients are.
- The role of sports nutrition products as part of a healthy balanced diet.
- These topics will be relevant to parents, riders and others with an interest in healthy eating for sport.
Throughout the webinar, coaches will be invited to submit questions using Twitter, by directing tweets to @bccoaches, using the hashtag #coachingwebinar.
What is a webinar?
We have received feedback from coaches suggesting that finding time to take advantage of learning opportunities is a challenge. A webinar is simply an online conferencing service, which overcomes that challenge by allowing coaches to attend a workshop from wherever they have an internet connection. Attendees can pose questions to presenters during the presentation, using a messaging service or Twitter.
TrainingPeaks is the leading provider of cutting-edge software to coaches and riders to meet their training and fitness goals. TrainingPeaks software is an important tool used by the Great Britain Cycling Team to optimise training programmes. The software has also been adapted to serve the needs of cycling enthusiasts, whether the goal is to complete a local sportive or an ultra-endurance mountain bike race.
CNP is the official sports nutrition supplier for British Cycling. CNP are sports nutrition specialists who develop diets and products designed to fuel the Great Britain Cycling Team’s continuing success.
About the presenters
Nigel Mitchell is head of nutrition for the Great Britain Cycling Team. He provides nutritional support for all the riders in Great Britain Cycling Team as well as Team Sky, where he was heavily involved in Bradley Wiggins 2012 Tour de France success. He has worked in a variety of clinical practice; male weight management, sports nutrition and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth University.
Nigel will be supported by British Cycling coaching and education officer and level 3 coach, Andy Kirkland. Andy is also an accredited sport and exercise physiologist, who has worked with coaches and athletes from grassroots to elite level.
When you sign up to the webinar, it will indicate the time as 1pm to 2pm MST. This is the same as 8pm to 9pm GMT.Please register for the webinar, even if you can’t make it and we’ll email you to let you know when a recording of the webinar is available to view on YouTube.
We’d also like to hear from you if you have any questions for the expert panel. Please email questions to us via email@example.com or tweet your question to @bccoaches using the hashtag #coachingwebinar.
British Cycling is planning further webinars in 2014, so please let us know if there are any topics you would like us to cover.
Find out more information about British Cycling’s Coaching and Education department.