FOR SPORTSMEN OR WOMEN WHO WANT TO BE CHAMPIONS, THE MIND CAN BE AS IMPORTANT, IF NOT AS IMPORTANT, THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE BODY.
7-PART POSITIVE MINDSET TRAINING PROGRAM
DESIGNED FOR YOUTH ATHLETES AND SOCCER CENTRIC
SKILL BASED: REFRAMING, STRESS MANAGEMENT, VISUALIZATION, GOAL SETTING, AND RESILIENCE
BLENDS POSTIVIE PSYCHOLOGY AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
BASED ON OUR SUCCESSFUL 'A HAPPIER U' MODEL
Our skilled-based positive mindset training program is designed to help teenage soccer players develop the mental skills they need to excel in their sport. By combining the principles of positive psychology and sports psychology, we teach our participants practical techniques for overcoming challenges and staying focused on achieving their goals. Our program is centered around soccer, making it the perfect complement to the game and the lifestyle of your young athlete. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your team.
The program is split into 3 parts. The first two parts will be held in-person at Subaru Park and include 3
teams of players. The program topics will include:
Practicing mindfulness and positive visualization
Responding to unhelpful thoughts in constructive ways
Discussing personal strengths and accomplishments
Developing strategies to bounce back from challenges
Managing stress effectively
Making thoughtful and healthy decisions
Connecting with others in positive ways, including the practice of gratitude and kindness
Participants will receive positive mindset exercises to try in between sessions, such as identifying encouraging self-talk, catching good events in life, writing down examples of personal strengths, and breathing/relaxation exercises. We offer a menu of these mindset development practices with each session, so your child can choose what they would like to try in between sessions and beyond.
Part 3 will be a virtual session held for all three teams through Zoom and will consist of a review and
check-in of the strategies taught.
VIRTUAL, EXPERIENTIAL, INTERACTIVE
2 in person sessions at Subaru Park home of the Philadelphia Union and 1 online live session
Interactive: activities, curated discussion, coach-led "team huddles"
Exact dates in each month TBA
OUR MINDSET COACHES
Experienced with 'A Happier U'
Graduate students in psychology
Specially trained in this new curriculum
'A Happier U' was developed by Dr. Scott Glassman, PsyD of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). His team of facilitators make up the coaching staff. They are:
Sports background: soccer, lacrosse, rowing, boxing, field hockey