The mental and emotional drain for our youth athletes is quite real.
The professionalization and monetization of youth sports has turned a once local and community driven character-building experience for our children, into a high-pressure, anxiety and stress riden market that is projected to reach $77 Billion dollars by 2026.
The current youth sports system has led to alarming burn out rates, poor overall body health that is comprised of increased injuries, along with substandard physical literacy and concerning mental health figures among teens and youth athletes.
Youth Athletes Quit Sport Around the Age of 13-15 Years Old
ACL Repairs Done Annually Year to Date (up 148%)
Elite Athletes Who Suffered a Mental Health Crisis Such as Stress, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety
"I say put mental health first. Because if you don't then you're not going to enjoy your sport and you're not going to succeed as much as you want to."