Today we had our first seminar for the new training year. We started out late although Coach Mills promised that absentees and latecomers would be fined.
The first session was facilitated by Nutritionist Patricia Thompson. It was interesting to watch the faces of the athletes as they seem to be absorbing everything that was said, especially when they saw that eating the proper foods could reduce the need for supplements. They were given information on Nutrition with special emphasis on the athlete.
The second session started with Dr. Herb Elliott enlightening the athletes on the new and updated list of banned substances. They were also warned about taking supplements that they could not verify what was stated on the labels.
Dr. Warren Blake continued the anti-doping section explaining to the athletes exactly what the drugs are in layman terms.