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Introducing PlayOff's: In the Zone - Focuses on young athletes mental health and wellness

Updated: Jul 1

A target with a circles and the center is a brain on what looks like the outline of a girl from shoulders up inside the target
PlayOff's: In the Zone

Life as a young athlete can be exhilarating but also incredibly challenging. Between the pressures to perform, the constant bustle from social media, and those external expectations from peers, family, coaches, and teachers, it’s no wonder our youth are feeling overwhelmed. That’s why we're so excited to launch “In the Zone” – a dedicated blog on PlayOff focused on mental health and wellness, especially for young athletes and students.

Did you know that nearly one-third of U.S. teens have an anxiety disorder? That’s according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). These numbers are staggering and highlight the urgent need for support. The world for our teens can seem intense, but together, we can help them navigate and thrive.

Our blog is packed with practical tips and empowering content like yoga and meditation videos, breathing exercises, and strategies like MEDS (Move, Exhale, Drink Water, Squat) for tackling anxiety. We’ll also explore the Three C's: Staying Curious, Calm, and Connected to the moment. These aren't just trendy buzzwords; they’re powerful tools that can make a real difference in mental wellness.

For parents and guardians, this space is your go-to resource to help your young athletes stay balanced and energized. By staying informed and proactive, you can play a crucial role in their mental well-being.

We can't wait for you to dive into this journey with us! 🌟

Sign up to receive a free resource to guide your teens day into better mental health and to follow PlayOff or open the next blog: "From Pressure to Poise" to download the free resource guide.

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Jun 25

This is awesome and needed!

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