The World Selection Committee consists of a group of individuals responsible for choosing athletes to represent their nation at Olympic Games throughout the year. Each year, athletes representing their nation get a chance to show the rest of the world what they are made of by going to the Olympic Games to compete for gold and silver. Every country wants to have its athletes win gold, and this committee makes sure that each nation gets its fair share of athletes competing at the highest levels. They evaluate each athlete based on their sportsmanship and skill, and their physical attributes.
Each nation has its own judging criteria, and the judging standards may be different from one nation to another. The World Selection Committee consists of people with a lot of athletic ability who live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is based in London, England. So, it is very fortunate for the American Olympic team and the rest of the sporting community in Boston, to have an opportunity to be selected by the World Selection Committee. Athletes get selected based on their athletic ability, and their physical attributes. They go through rigorous testing and training to prepare for the big games.
Every year, the Executive Director of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the National Basketball Federation (NBF) heads a committee responsible for the development of a shortlist of athletes for the Olympic selection process. This committee is made up of people who live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the executive director and the National Basketball Federation (NBF) head a committee responsible for the development of a shortlist of athletes for the Olympic selection process. This committee is made up of people who live and work in Boston, Massachusetts.
The executive coach of the Women’s National Association of Sports Medicine is Dr. Joellettes. At the time, Joellettes was the National Association of Sport and Physical Education’s (Nastics’) women’s volleyball program director. Dr. Joellettes is now the president of Banc One Health, a private medical group in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been an active participant in sports medicine, serving as an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, a senior exercise scientist at Beth Israel Medical Center in Massachusetts and a member of the National Institute of Health Sports Medicine. In her role as an executive coach of the womens’ national association of sports medicine, Joellettes will oversee a staff that includes one certified strength and conditioning specialist, one registered strength and conditioning specialist, one physical therapist, two chiropractors and one physiotherapist.
The other member of the Women’s National Association of Sports Medicine executive coaching team is Amy Waterman. Amy is currently the associate director of the Massachusetts Women’s Tennis Association. Amy is also the president of the Massachusetts Women’s Tennis Association Scholarship Fund. Amy serves on the oversight committee for the National Office for Tennis Therapy. Amy is also a member of the oversight committee for the Massachusetts Sports Training Association.
These are some of the members of the Women’s National Association of Sports Medicine who have been featured in my article Women in Sports Medicine: Top Contributers to the Massively Expensive World Selection Committee. I am happy to share these individuals and their contributions with you in hopes that it inspires you to become involved in health and wellness. If you are considering a career as a womens’ health and recreation specialist, my hope is that you will consider working alongside these seasoned leaders. You’ll be happy you did!