March - Communication
03-27-2023 - Communication, Coach to Athlete
Michael Cuddyer – 2018 VSHF Inductee
Our March focus foris Communication. Today we talk to 2x Major League Baseball All-Star and 2018 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer explains how coaches need to utilize effective communication with their athletes to maintain a positive mental health atmosphere within the team construct.
Full conversation with Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTU_pvZwwxY
03-20-2023 - Communication, Peer to Peer
Madeline Rudd – ODU Volleyball
Our March focus for #SportsMentalHealthMonday is Communication.
Today we focus on the communication between teammates, and how support both on and off the playing surface can help support mental health & wellness. Teammates may not have all the answers, but recognizing when a teammate is struggling is an important first step. Thank you to Madeline Rudd from ODU Women’s Volleyball for her participation in #SportsMentalHealthMonday.
Full conversation with Madeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oswuKRVew
03-13-2023 - Communication, Parents to Athletes
John Cunningham – Hampton Roads Youth Foundation
Our March focus for #SportsMentalHealthMonday is Communication. Parents of student-athletes want what’s best for their kids, but effective communication is important to creating a positive sports experience.
Today we focus on the parent-athlete connection with John Cunningham from the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation, and how he has navigated the world of youth and intercollegiate athletics with his two sons. He explains how parents need to be cognizant of their approach when offering support and advice for their athletes.
Full conversation with John: https://youtu.be/4wDl6cHkTjE
03-06-2023 - Communication, Athletic Trainers to Athletes
Norfolk Public Schools – Daily Mental Health Check-Ins
Our March focus for #SportsMentalHealthMonday is Communication. This month we will explore how the different relationships within sports can use communication effectively to create a positive atmosphere.
Today we would like to highlight the communication between Athletic Trainers and athletes. March is National Athletic Training Month, and our friends with Norfolk Public Schools have created a daily “mental health check-in” platform to further prioritize mental health & wellness for its student-athletes.
The program was implemented district wide back in December, and is currently available to all active spring sports participants, 600 student-athletes.