Key tips for coaches and athletes:
- Improve understanding of the menstrual cycle – it is a biological process controlled by hormones
- Symptoms are common for athletes to experience as a result of the menstrual cycle – everyones experience will be unique
- The menstrual cycle is an important indicator for good health and performance – athletes should seek medical advice if periods stop or do not start by age 16
- Talking can be the best approach to management of symptoms – coaches and athletes should try and openly talk about the menstrual cycle both to optimise training and competition performance.