Athlete retention – 65%+ turnover by athlete ages 12-13yo. Safety design – inadequate, potential liability. Athlete spirit – inconsistent.
Designated area for mental health
?Anxiety pushes the nervous system into overdrive which can tax bodily systems leading to physical discomfort like a tight chest, racing heart, and churning stomach,? says Dr. Juli Fraga, PsyD. Feeling like you need to have your guard up at all times can be exhausting and emotionally taxing. A designated area for mental health can be simple in design and provide athletes a much needed retreat from the pressures of performing.