Join us for the Female Athlete Symposium

Enjoy a morning listening to experts provide helpful tips. You’ll learn about nutrition, mental strategies to help overcome obstacles and common sports injuries – all focused on the female student athlete ages 12 to 23 and their parents. The symposium includes three interactive breakout sessions that will have an immediate impact on your daily routine as an athlete, including a nationally proven ACL injury prevention program for females and core and strength training. You will also hear from a keynote speaker who is sure to inspire you!

**IMPORTANT** All Athletes (18 or Older) or Parents of the Student Athlete (Under age 18) must complete, print and bring with them a STUDENT ATHLETE’S WAIVER AND RELEASE.


Program Schedule

8:30 – 8:50
How to fuel your body for maximum performance
Lindsay Camm, Anatomy & Physiology and Nutritional Biochemistry Teacher at Turpin High School

8:50 – 9:10
Behavioral health: mental strategies to help excel on and off the field
Erica Nicolaus, LISW Behavioral Health Consultant

9:10 – 9:30
Common sports injuries for the female athlete
Amelia Wiggins, DO, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

9:30 – 9:40

9:45 – 11:15
Interactive Breakout Sessions (3 rotating sessions, 25 minutes each)

  • ACL injury prevention program: Stephanie Smith, Sportsmetrics™ Program Manager and Gretchen Aberg, Fitness Consultant
  • Strength training to gain your competitive advantage: Ignition Coach Jarrett Grace
  • Core training beyond crunches for functional stabilization: Katie Farris, Physical Therapist, DPT

11:15 – Noon
Keynote Speaker: Rachele Vogelpohl, PhD, ATC, athletic training program director, Northern Kentucky University

As a college athlete, Dr. Vogelpohl played on the 2005 Northern Kentucky University women’s softball team, which set the NCAA all-division softball record with 55 consecutive wins. Today, she continues to participate in recreational athletic activities and focuses professionally on preparing students for careers in athletic training.


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Mercy Health — Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Anderson
7575 Five Mile Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
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