READ: Nothing Heals Like Sport – A New Playbook for Coaches

Coaches, parents, and leagues – this playbook is for you.

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After more than three years of living through a global health emergency – which caused both an unimaginable amount of direct loss and laid bare the inequity of social structures that have systematically and intentionally traumatized and marginalized minority groups for centuries – young people are struggling. Struggling to carry the weight of the chaos, of the disruption, of the trauma.

In today’s climate, we’re asking more of coaches than ever before. Modern coaching has proven to all that the quality of the coach-athlete relationship is the primary predictor for an athlete’s performance. And without an expanded tool set, coaches can feel frustrated as they work to meet the diverse needs of their athletes.

Nothing Heals Like Sport – A New Playbook for Coaches gives coaches these tools.

These are the tools that help them center their athletes and understand what happens as athletes develop. These are the tools to support athletes through adversity- whether that adversity comes only on the court or is part of their athlete’s lived experience. These are the tools that help coaches, so coaches can then help athletes.

Our partnership with Dr. Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph.D., and the Neurosequential Network has fueled the development of this playbook. These skills and strategies are an intentional merging of Dr. Perry’s core, groundbreaking concepts and the coaching expertise and connected community of the Center for Healing and Justice through Sport.

We believe these tools will help YOU so that you can then support your athletes in all the ways a modern athlete requires. We also know that when your athletes feel supported and take ownership of their team, you win more games (a lot more games). The spaces where athletes perform their best athletically are exactly those spaces where they feel safe, seen and encouraged to be their whole selves. They are the spaces of healing-centered, brain-based coaching.

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A New Playbook for Coaches