Dana Suchow set to present at VCC 2021

Aug 12, 2020 | 2020-2021, News, Virtual Coaches' Caucus

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association is thrilled to announce that award-winning speaker, educator, and coach, Dana Suchow, will join the 2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus as a featured speaker.

Dana will present “How to Coach a Body-Confident Team.”

Do your players struggle with poor body image? Are they displaying harmful thoughts or behaviors about their self-worth? Join Dana as she gives you the tools you need to coach and mentor players into becoming the best and most-confident versions of themselves.

Dana Suchow

Since overcoming bulimia, binge eating disorder and exercise compulsion, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image, self-love, and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana gives parents, teachers, and caregivers the tools to raise children who love their bodies and themselves.

Dana also works with large corporations, giving tools to help empower their female workforce. She also coaches one-on-one with individuals, teachers, and families. Dana is an international speaker, and for years she has worked intimately with groups as small as 10, to auditoriums of over 1,000. She is a frequent summit panelist and keynote speaker, giving 15-minute talks to three-hour workshops. Dana also works with children of all school levels, from elementary school to college, appearing in person or by video.

In 2012 Dana founded the fashion blog, DoTheHotpants.com, but once she realized fashion’s unattainable beauty standards were fueling her eating disorder, Dana made the powerful decision to leave the industry and focus on eating-disorder prevention and activism. In 2014 Dana founded #MyBodyStory, an ongoing storytelling series created to uplift girl’s and women’s voices that so often go unheard. In 2016 Dana co-founded The Ripple, a nonprofit nationwide activist collective focused on helping women make waves in their communities. In 2018, Dana was awarded the Girl Up #GirlHero Award by This Is Us star and activist, Chrissy Metz.

Dana lives in New York City and holds a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Vogue, Huffington Post, Yahoo, ELLE, and Seventeen Magazine, among other publications.

2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus

The Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) is slated to be a dynamic, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches. The VCC will incorporate NFHCA business meetings, educational sessions, a variety of speakers, awards ceremonies, and opportunities for attendees to connect with their field hockey colleagues.

The VCC will take place between January 5 — 10, 2021, with professional development components mainly taking place on January 9 and 10. Registration will open in September.