COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is excited to announce the second installment of the NWBA Webinar Series, an informational series focused on helping NWBA members build knowledge, skills and abilities on focused topics. Creating resources for NWBA members is critical to helping sustain and grow the sport. Webinar topics were selected based on feedback from membership and will be presented by NWBA members who are skilled in those particular areas.
The next webinar, NWBA Athlete Safety: Creating a Safe Environment for All to Play, Learn, and Compete, will take place on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 p.m. Mountain time. This session will be presented by Tina Kaufman-Cain. The focus of this segment will surround the well being and health of our athletes. Topics will include concussion protocols, SafeSport, amongst other important information pertinent to athlete safety. Tina brings years of experiences and knowledge in this arena. (See Bio Below)
The NWBA Webinar Series will be conducted virtually via GoToMeeting. All interested NWBA members are encouraged to participate in this webinar segment by using the information below:
2020 NWBA Webinar on Athlete Safety
Wed, Aug 12, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
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Tina joined the NWBA National Office team in April of this year as the Business and Compliance Manager. In this role, she oversees athlete safety initiatives and compliance, including background checks, SafeSport training and education. She also manages governance policies and assists with USOPC reporting and audit compliance.
Tina formally served as the U.S. Paralympics Associate Director of Paralympic Track and Field National Teams. In this role she was responsible for managing the administrative operations of the program as well as travel and logistics for camps and competitions. Tina also directed U.S. Paralympics annually hosted events which include the World Para Athletics Grand Prix and the National Championships. In addition, Tina served as the Track and Field Team Leader for multiple Paralympic Games, World Championships, and Parapan American Games Teams.
Prior to joining the USOPC, Tina worked at USA Track & Field (USATF). While at USATF, she was the High Performance Programs Coordinator responsible for planning the Junior Outdoor National Championships, managing the Coaching Education program and organizing Junior National Teams. Tina also served as a liaison to the High Performance Committee and assisted volunteers with logistics of the developmental camps and competitions.
Tina graduated from Indiana State University in May 2000 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management emphasizing in Management and a minor in Business Administration.