In 2021, Gymnastics Medicine athletic trainer Jamie Broz, helped create the new Center for the Female Athlete, at Dayton Children’s, Ohio.
The center, run by female physicians, surgeons, dieticians and athletic trainers, is only the second of its kind in the US, and focuses specifically on female athletes between the ages of 11 and 22. The center aims to concentrate on and address the unique qualities pertaining to female athlete development, while simultaneously empowering them to achieve their full potential.
Speaking about the year gone, Jamie said: ‘2021 was an exciting year for me at Dayton Children’s as I felt the energy of returning to some normal training and work on top of the frustrations of still being restricted due to illnesses and losses. Overall, we made the best of it as we planned for 2021, and opened up the Center for the Female Athlete located at our South Campus in Dayton, Ohio.
We have centered ourselves to serve the various Female Athletes in our area to become the best version of themselves through their goals, and help them achieve their hopes to be better mentally, physically, and nutritionally. I hope this year we continue to reach athletes who are struggling with barriers, bumps, and bruises and light the way to who they deserve to become.
We will be present at a few competitions in the area, but will be mainly focusing on personally visiting gyms to work with the athletes as they return to sport. The pandemic has an effect on all of us, and we look forward to the Tops Gymnastics Super Challenge, Coaches Spectacular, and other activities in Region 5 to support our gymnasts.’
The Center for the Female Athlete was also featured in a Spectrum News article in mid 2021.
We look forward to following Jamie and this fantastic initiaitive as it goes from strength to strength in 2022!