050: Cultivating a Resilient Mindset in Sports & Life with Stacy Counterman
Stacy Counterman ain’t your average coach. Her approach to her athletes is 100% holistic, and that includes body, mind and soul.
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times: Sports are life. Stacy agrees – and that’s why she’s committed to prepping her athletes for the long haul.
From establishing internal motivations, finding your why and accepting all of the hurdles and injuries that come along with sports (and life), Stacy shares her incredible experience that applies to the kids she coaches, but extends to amazing life advice for anyone.
We talk about how to pivot with our children through the changes in their lives, how to give them tools to “expand their bandwidth for more positive things” after a setback, and share tactical ways to build back their confidence.
Grab your kiddos and listen in together as Stacy explains the power of setting small achievable goals, focusing on what can be controlled, and remembering that we are all more than any one thing.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Originally from SD, Stacy received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from MSUM in Moorhead, MN. She went on to receive her Masters in Education in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. After working in the high school setting for three years, she discovered a new passion for the mental side of injury recovery and exercise in general. Now a doctorate student working on her EdD in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States, she works with athletes, groups, performers of all kinds who want to have fun, perform better, or consistently find “peak performance,” whatever that may be. Outside of school and work, she loves to spend time with my husband and family, preferably in the mountains, on the beach, or at Disney World.