What is BelievePerform?

BelievePerform is USA Field Hockey’s mental fitness platform designed to support the mental health and well-being of field hockey stakeholders. Online content is available to USA Field Hockey members through a partnership with BelievePerform, the world’s leading online source of performance psychology, well-being and mental health content for the sport community.  

The BelievePerform websites include:

  • Articles, videos, podcasts and infographics for coaches and umpires of all levels, athletes of all ages, parents and high-performance leaders and teams. You choose one of the areas by purchasing the mental fitness upgrade. 
  • Online courses and training plans which focus on teaching people applied and practical skills which can help contribute to building positive mental health habits.

Click here for an example of the BelievePerform platform offerings.

USA Field Hockey is offering this valuable resource to members for just $25 per year, compared to the non-member price or $127 per year, a savings of over $100.

 

Why BelievePerform?

USA Field Hockey provides the BelievePerform platform to raise awareness of mental fitness and to equip players and adult leaders with tools to include mental fitness as an important element of their overall training program.

 

Mental health issues are on the rise globally. While research shows the benefits of exercise to boost moods and improve overall mental health and emphasizes the benefits of team sports, athletes and coaches are not immune to mental health issues. In fact, pressures to perform in competitions and in life can be challenging for a person’s mental health. Student-athletes have additional pressures to maintain their classwork and grades on top of practice and games. When athletes get hurt, they receive time to heal, but what about when those injuries are invisible?

 

A large percentage of USA Field Hockey’s student-athletes are ages 11 to 19. With young adults, especially college athletes, the statistics are startling: 33% of all college students experience significant symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. Among that group, 30% seek help. But of college athletes with mental health conditions, only 10% do. Among professional athletes, data shows that up to 35% of elite athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, depression or anxiety. Many are inspired by athletes such as Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, USC Volleyball player Victoria Garrick, NBA player Kevin Love and those who are telling their stories and inspiring others to seek help to support the cause.*

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Follow @BelievePHQ on Twitter to keep up to date with online mental health resources.