Youth Sports Mental Health | Parents, Coaches, and Resilience
Youth Sports Mental Health | Parents, Coaches, and Resilience

Youth Sports Mental Health | Parents, Coaches, and Resilience

In this episode of The Sports Backdrop, we discuss youth sports mental health dynamics, focusing on how youth sports parents impact their children’s mental health. We discuss the pressures placed on young athletes, the role of parents and coaches, and the significance of emotional intelligence and resilience in sports.

This episode features Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW. Lisa is the CEO & Founder of AthMindset. She works with elite youth athletes, collegiate student-athletes, Olympians, professional athletes, coaches, and teams. She is the Mental Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots Sports Club, a men’s professional soccer team in the USL. Lisa is listed in the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry, the NFL Player Association’s Clinician Directory, and the Major League Rugby Mental Health and Wellness Directory. 

“Youth Sports Mental Health | Parents, Coaches, and Resiliences” topics:

  • Bad calls in sports
  • Parental expectations of young athletes
  • Specialization versus playing multiple sports
  • The mental health challenges faced by young athletes today
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and resilience in sports
  • The role of coaches in supporting the emotional well-being of athletes
  • Strategies for parents to manage their emotions and support their children effectively

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