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We met Dr. Ramona Cox at the USRowing Convention, Feb. 3-5 in Atlantic City, where she presented on athlete & coach wellness best practices & sports-based therapy. 

The Doc Wayne organization aims to "level the playing field of mental health globally by harnessing the power of sport-based therapy." In 2021, Dr. Cox joined Doc Wayne as the Director of the Champions Network, the organization's external training program. CN partners with a range of organizations, clinicians, sports coaches, and other youth development professionals and explain how to include trauma-informed, sport-based, mental health support in their work with young people. 

Dr. Cox stays involved in  other ways in the sports-based youth development community as a facilitator and lead trainer for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a board member of the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association and the McDonald Phelps Foundation, and a member of the State of Michigan Women in Sports Task Force. She has also worked collaboratively and implemented impactful projects with organizations such as the Women’s Sports Foundation and U.S. Soccer Foundation. Ramona continues to coach volleyball in Detroit at Cass Technical High School and Instant Replay Volleyball Club.
WEBSITE: "Doc Wayne is an award-winning non-profit leading the field of sport-based therapy and catalyzing a mental health movement. We provide training, tools, and services that address emotional, behavioral, traumatic, racial, gender, and cultural-based barriers by providing equitable access to better mental health for all. Our clinician-led curricula put sport into practice, strengthening social-emotional skills in young learners to build healthier, more resilient global communities."

Creators & Guests

Charlotte Pierce
Publisher, sculler, podcaster, once & future farmer.
Laura Williams
Ready, Row! USA livestream/podcast sponsor & web designer - listeners can contact Laura for a free website audit.

What is Ready, Row! USA?

At Ready, Row! USA, we believe that "life imitates rowing" and rowing changes lives. We are on a mission to connect and collaborate with the rowing community – from boathouses, to masters, beginners, legends, vendors – and you! Our audience gets personal attention to questions, comments, and episode suggestions. You are welcome to join us on a livestream, or jump in on the conversation thread on any of our episodes - they're "evergreen!"