How to Talk with Student-Athletes About the Attack on the Capitol

with Gabriel Villarreal, LPC Parents, teachers, coaches, and leaders of all kind should be prepared to discuss the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. If you are actively shaping the future of this country through its children, then you cannot shy away. As we, the adults, try to make sense of what happened in…

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Youth Sport Trust and Wonder Woman 1984 charity partnership offers free resources for families

n a bid to support children, schools and families who are experiencing rising levels of inactivity, Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984 is teaming up with children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust to support families to enter 2021 feeling healthier and happier.

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Rugby Star Gareth Anscombe Advocates for Mental health

by Dr. Victor Thompson The important issue of support for rugby players who are struggling psychologically – due to injury, being dropped from their team or who are struggling due to factors outside the rugby game – are highlighted by Gareth Anscombe in an interview published in the Telegraph and Wales Online. Anscombe states that:…

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Reinventing Motivation for Remote Success

by Janzen Harding It’s a tough time to be a competitive athlete. Due to COVID-19, professional athletes are facing fan-less stadiums, entire seasons have been postponed or cancelled, and many high school athletes are wondering whether they will get a chance to compete for a championship or play for recruiting scouts. Training schedules have been…

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Obesity, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment through Strength

By Jeremy Weber Two double cheeseburgers, ten spicy nuggets, a large fry and a large soda. This was the typical Wendy’s order I’d shame-eat most nights when I was sitting in my car outside of my apartment. For the better part of a year this ritual was the only thing that made me happy, and…

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On Coaching a Child with ADHD

By Gabriel Villarreal There are a number of ways you can coach a child with ADHD or that is suspected to have ADHD. It seems like every year I change my approach to programming for this population, but it always works, and the updates are always based on new research or from my own sample…

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3 Keys to Embrace the Conversation of Mental Health

by Annie Gerdes As a soccer coach who is also pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling, this subject hits me very close to home. Throughout my life I have dealt with depression and anxiety and sports helped me cope and survive day to day. I have learned to manage my depression and anxiety…

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