Coaches, you play a vital role in the life of your athletes. Your words and actions have lasting meaning. While in this position of authority and influence, it is your responsibility to create a safe and supportive training environment, when developing your athletes.

This article, written by Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS, Amanda Tierney, MS, CSCS, and Travis Stewart, LPC, MATS, offers some guidelines to help you feel well-equipped to communicate with any athlete, especially those prone to struggles with disordered eating and exercise habits in addition to athletes that have sought eating disorder treatment and are in transition back into sport.

Read the full article at Eating Disorder Hope.

Looking for a counselor or therapist who understands the unique needs of an athlete? The sport psychologists at Mind Body Endurance can help.