Mental health and mental performance training resources for athletes, by athletes.

What is Mental Strength Training?

~3 min read Athletes are often told that their attitude and mindset influence their play, but they aren’t always taught the mental tools that will help them use the connection between their mind and body to their advantage. Learning how to harness both sides of the mind-body equation is incredibly powerful. Athletes can work on…

Eating Disorder Support Guide

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How to Start a Conversation about Eating Disorders

What is Resiliency?

~3 minute read Resilience is a skill that can help you regardless of what challenges life throws your way. Like any skill, resilience isn’t something that you are born with, but something you can train and improve over time. Having resilience means you can cope with challenges and distress and move forward. Resilience is a…

How Does Healthy Decision Making and Boundaries Relate to Drug Use?

~4 minute read Risk-taking and exploration are a crucial part of adolescence and teenage years. Part of growing up is learning how to take healthy and safe risks that expand your comfort zone. For instance, it’s healthy for little kids to take risks like exploring at a playground or trying a new food. As kids…

How to Talk to a Teammate about Mental Health

Nine ways to start an open conversation about mental health with a teammate.

What is Perfectionism?

~2 minute read Feeling driven to work hard and do your best are positive characteristics that many athletes share. It’s normal and admirable to have a strong work ethic, and to succeed, athletes need to have a desire to improve. However, there’s a thin line between striving to be your best and striving for perfection….

What is Fear of Failure?

~2 minute read Most of us have a voice in the back of our heads that criticizes us during practice or after a game for not doing well enough. Sometimes, that voice comes from external forces, like a coach or parent who expresses disappointment in our performance, but more often than not, we’re the ones…

Healthy Decision Making

~2 minute read Decision making is tough. Whether it’s a seemingly small decision like whether or not to post something on social media or a potentially big decision like where to go to college, it’s okay to feel a little lost or overwhelmed. If you have a big decision coming up, or you’ve been feeling…

How to Set Boundaries

~4 minute read In many ways, your boundaries define who you are, your values, and what you are comfortable with. At this stage in your life, your boundaries are constantly being pushed and tested by new friends, new life choices, and new experiences. Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone and pushing your boundaries can…

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