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Natalie Bodziony, D.C. (December 12, 2014)

December 12, 2014

Now an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon’s first competitive season is set to begin in January 2015. Although much is known about training for traditional triathlon distances, there are a plethora of logistical concerns related to NCAA regulations and athlete training:

  • How will these logistical issues alter training techniques?
  • How will the proposed race schedule affect training?
  • What is block scheduling and how will it be implemented?
  • How should injury prevention be approached?
  • Is strength training important and should it be included in the overall preparation plan for an athlete?
Each of these questions are critical to developing the foundational aspects of training for NCAA athletes. In this webinar, Natalie Bodziony will discuss needs analysis for NCAA triathlon from a physiological, biomechanical and clinical perspective. She will also discuss the impact of the NCAA season structure on athletes and strength and conditioning integrations you can use to maximize benefits and minimize injuries.  

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the proposed season scheduling for NCAA triathletes.
  • Understand block training.
  • Define the physiological needs of the NCAA triathletes.
  • Discuss key biomechanical needs of the NCAA triathletes.
  • Define common injuries of associated with triathlon and associated training.
  • Identify fundamental injury prevention techniques.
  • Clearly understand the benefits of strength training in the integrated training plan for a triathlete.
Natalie Bodziony DC
Dr. Bodziony completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she competed in NCAA Division II track and cross country. After her collegiate career, she transitioned to competing in community triathlons in the Anchorage area. She continues to compete in the greater Houston area in race distances from sprint to half-ironman distance triathlons.

Dr. Bodziony is employed as a full-time chiropractor at Premier Sports Chiropractic, PLLC. There she works with athletes of all levels helping them return to their sport quickly and efficiently. She also holds monthly Morning Run and Injury Prevention Clinics open to the public. With these clinics her goal is to bring awareness of common overuse injuries and methods to prevent them to the community, while promoting healthy living.

Originally from Ketchikan, Ala., Bodziony completed her Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College. She is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in Texas and focuses on sports chiropractic in her practice. She is currently completing a Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise and Health Sciences with an emphasis in Sport Science at the University of Houston-Clear Lake to strengthen her emphasis in sports medicine.


Craig Hanken (July 3, 2014)

July 3, 2014

With USA Triathlon recently releasing its Requests for Proposals (RFP) for its 2014 and 2015 women's collegiate varsity triathlon events, USA Triathlon Draft Legal Race Specialist Craig Hanken hosts this webinar surrounding the topic of race production. Geared toward race directors, Hanken covers everything relating to background information on draft-legal event production and NCAA event requirements.

Click HERE for the full webinar.

Jess Luscinski (April 18, 2014)

APRIL 18, 2014

In USA Triathlon’s first-ever NCAA Webinar, Jess Luscinski, USA Triathlon’s NCAA and Collegiate Triathlon Coordinator, shares an overview of NCAA programming. Beginning with the explanation of what an Emerging Sport is and the meaning for women’s triathlon and continuing with a dive into the co-existence of collegiate club and NCAA programming. This webinar is designed to give a basic overview of the impact of NCAA women’s triathlon on coaches and athletes, as well as a brief presentation of the inaugural 2014 women’s triathlon season and insight into the next steps.

Click HERE for the full webinar.

Topics Covered
What is an Emerging Sport?
What does it mean that women’s triathlon has been named an Emerging Sport for Women by the NCAA?
How being an NCAA Emerging Sport will be different than the collegiate club system
What impact might this have on triathlon coaches?
What will NCAA women’s triathlon competition look like?
What are the next steps?