The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically altered the daily lives and routines of people across the country, and student-athletes, parents and coaches are no exception. To help cope with the uncertainty and challenges associated with COVID-19 and quarantine statuses near you, USA Field Hockey partner, TrueSport, has launched #QTips – a content and video series to help support everyone through the uncertainty.
The following video is from TrueSport expert Dr. Kevin Chapman. Youth athletes around the country are facing canceled sports seasons and losing out on important moments in their lives. Chapman encourages parents to create safe spaces for their young athletes to acknowledge these feelings of loss and speak openly about them, while also remaining positive about past successes and future opportunities.who explains how important it is for parents to model a calm demeanor and demonstrate positive self-care strategies for their children to reduce anxiety around uncertainty.
TrueSport®, a movement powered by the experience and values of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, champions the positive values and life lessons learned through youth sport. TrueSport inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, while also creating leaders across communities through sport.
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