Youth Sports, Competition & Mental Health: Helping Young Athletes Succeed

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How can we support healthy, balanced sports participation for our children? Join Dr. Steve Smith, clinical and sports psychologist, UCSB.

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Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Naomi Osaka pushed mental health to the forefront of the Tokyo Olympics.

How can we keep our young athletes safe, healthy, and balanced? Join us for Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health: Helping Your Young Athlete Succeed.

Steve Smith, PhD, a clinical and sports psychologist, will discuss how parents can support healthy sports participation for their children and teens. With humor, wit, and compassion, he gives parents what they need: straightforward, honest information about the realities of youth sports, backed by cutting-edge research.

In this engaging webinar, Dr. Smith (himself an elite athlete, pictured above) will address the following topics:

- Healthy youth sports participation

- Peak performance under pressure

- Specialization issues in youth sports

- Raising balanced kids

- Goal-setting and the nature of control

Dr. Steve Smith is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. He specializes in psychotherapy with athletes and healthy models of youth sport.

Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.

This special presentation is sponsored by Fremont Union High Schools Foundation - Parent Resource Network, in partnership with The Parent Venture. The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a nonprofit corporation.

Questions? Contact Rita Allen, President, FUHS Foundation, at or Charlene Margot, CEO, The Parent Venture, at

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The mission of the Parent Resource Network is to increase parent engagement and provide information and resources to enable parents to guide their students to success in school and in life.

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