Positive Coaching Alliance - Los Angeles
The American Express
18400 S Avalon Blvd,
Carson, CA 90746
August 12, 2017
Join us for an important discussion with special guests from high levels of sports and health fields, tackling issues and providing guidance on coaching youth and high school athletes how to stay healthy on and off the field.
Medical professional and athletes will come together to discuss and debate the challenges of keeping athletes healthy and on the field. An all-star panel, including former MLS Star Kevin Hartman, and others in the fields of sports and health will tackle the topics of mental preparedness, character development, proper nutrition, sports specialization and overuse injuries. Keeping athletes healthy and happy allows them to perform at their best.
Kevin Hartman - LA Galaxy Legend
Director, LA Girl’s Academy. One of the most decorated MLS players of all-time. MLS record holder with 112 shutouts. Helped lead the Galaxy to two MLS Cup Trophies in 2002 and 2005.
Leslie Osborne - FOX Sports Analyst
Retired United States Woman’s National Team and member of the 2007 FIFA Woman’s World Cup team. 2006 finalist for U.S. Soccer Player of the Year. NSCAA First-Team All American for three years.
Becci Twombley – Director of Sports Nutrition, USC
Director of Sports Nutrition, USC. Leads a team of registered dietitians that coach nutrition to 650 athletes. Previously Director of Sports Nutrition at UCLA and Consultant to the Los Angeles Sparks.
Dr. Bianca Edison - Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic
Attending physician at Children’s Orthopaedic Center and assistant clinical professor at Keck School of medicine of the University of Southern California.
Dr. Kenneth Hartline - Neuropsychology
Children’s Orthopaedic Center and Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles. Specializes in neuropsychological evaluation and performance anxiety and stress following medical trauma.
Dr. Curtis VandenBerg - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic surgeon with advance specialty training in pediatric orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Former team physician for Division 1 sports teams.
Dr. Lee Hancock - Author, Coach
Tenured professor, Sports Psychology Coach for Olympic, professional and youth athletes including the LA Galaxy and AVP. Develops coach and parent education programs for MLS and youth soccer clubs.
Carrie Taylor - Coach, Instructor
Head Coach and Program Director for Dana Hills High School. Instructor for Cal South and the National Youth Coaching Course for US Youth Soccer.
Chris Butler - Physical Therapist
Director of Sports Medicine at CATZ Physical Therapy Institute. Clinical Instructor to physical therapy students and Certiﬁed Strength and Conditioning Coach.