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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.
-GARY NEVILLE

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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7-PART POSITIVE MINDSET TRAINING PROGRAM

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DESIGNED FOR YOUTH ATHLETES AND SOCCER CENTRIC

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SKILL BASED: REFRAMING, STRESS MANAGEMENT, VISUALIZATION, GOAL SETTING, AND RESILIENCE

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BLENDS POSTIVIE PSYCHOLOGY AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

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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 60 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.

DELIVERY

VIRTUAL, EXPERIENTIAL, INTERACTIVE

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3 Sessions

  • Session #1 and #2 are in person at Subaru Park home of the Philadelphia Union. Some sessions will be in the Union Power Plant

  • Session #3 is an online live session via zoom.

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Intersession practices

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Interactive: activities, curated discussion, coach-led "team huddles" 

SCHEDULING

  • Click register today to reserve your spot in your 3 sessions.

  • Dates will be listed in registration and you pick the ones you can attend.

  • Individuals or entire teams can sign up. 

  • Only 60 slots per date available. We offer a waitlist for dates and upon cancelations you will be notified of openings. 

  • We reserve the right to offer players another date if our minimum number of players is not met.

  • Once registered we will confirm by email the Wednesday before your session.

  • Virtual sessions are via Zoom and link will be sent out to email address given when you register.  

  • Food will be served at each event. 

PROGRAM DATES

AVAILABLE SESSION #1 

(IN PERSON)

DATES AND TIMES

AVAILABLE SESSION #2  

(IN PERSON)

DATES AND TIMES

SESSION #1 

(IN PERSON)

DATES AND TIMES

FUTURE DATES

June 2 @ 3:30-5:30 pm @ Union Power Plant  (Union Player Appearance Included)

June 16 @ 3:30-5:30 pm @ Union Power Plant  

SESSION #2

(IN PERSON)

DATES AND TIMES

​FUTURE DATES

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  • July No Sessions

  • August Dates TBA
  • September Dates TBA
  • October Dates TBA
  • November Dates TBA
  • January Dates TBA

SESSION #3 

(VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM)

DATES AND TIMES

  • Sunday June 9  5-5:30 pm 

  • Sunday June 23  5-5:30 pm

  • October Dates TBA

  • January Dates 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

OUR PARTNERS

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