NORFOLK, Va. (May 15, 2021) – The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and the Hampton Roads Sports Commission present the latest forum in their ongoing mental health series titled #Who R U? on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Sports can be an extremely positive asset to a youth’s development, so long as a healthy balance of self-identity is established. When there is a high level of athletic identity, there is greater risk for problems that can affect both the physical and mental health of the athlete. The athletes that over identify often
specialize in a sport too early in their development and will do whatever it takes to be on a team or maintain a starting position – even if it involves unhealthy and unethical means.
Coaches, parents and athletes are invited to join the conversation about the importance of supporting a youth’s positive self-identity that is healthy and balanced. Hampton Roads Sports Commission Executive Director Claudell Clark will moderate the discussion which is schedule to include the following panelists:
- Dr. Joel Brenner, medical director of CHKD’s sports medicine program
- Mitch Callis, ATC, CHKD’s sports medicine athletic training manager
- Will Driscoll, Executive Director, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
- Kenny Owens, former collegiate football player, UNC
- Rianne Patricio, parent
- Tommy Reamon, former professional football player, high school football coach
To register for the discussion, click here: https://hamptonroadschamber.wliinc35.com/events/Youth-Sports-Coaching-Positive-Mental-Health-Who-R-U-521/register?entityDomainId=3&secure=True
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Hampton Roads Sports Commission thank their sponsoring partners: Priority Automotive, Davcon, Inc., Optima Health, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Pepsi and Towne Bank.
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