SERVICES

The Blunt Truth:

College Athletes & Marijuana Use

As marijuana becomes more normalized in our culture the likelihood of college athlete use, across all sports, is increasing. This presentation will explore facts & figures around use, trends regarding use according to race, gender and type of sport as well as approaches athletes, coaches and administrators can take ranging from harm reduction, to mindfulness to outpatient care.

Audience

Athletes, Staff, Administrators

Format

Lecture, Interactive Exercises, Competition

Clients

North Carolina Central University

Mindfulness:

Helping College Athletes Navigate Anxiety & Stress

Audience

Athletes, Staff, Administrators

Format

Lecture, Interactive and Group Exercises, Competition

Mindfulness has a rich history in sports from Phil Jackson to Kobe Bryant – which means its synonymous with championships. This presentation will include content on mindfulness and the different types include sport based mindfulness as well as suggestions on how to integrate mindfulness into team activities, student-athlete development or the mental health initiatives in your athletic department. 

Stressed College Athletes:

The Coaches Role in College Athlete Well-Being

Audience

Coaches, Administrators

Format

Lecture, Interactive and Group Exercises, Competition

This presentation is specifically designed to help coaches understand basic mental health disorders, how they can build meaningful relationships with college athletes so they are positioned to help them if they experience depression, anxiety, etc. and to guide administrators as they attempt to build a culture of positive mental health within their athletic departments.

Healthy Relationships? Their Impact on

Well-Being & Winning

Audience

Athletes

Format

Lecture, Interactive and Group Exercises

This workshop will provide college athletes with a creative look at healthy versus unhealthy relationship including content on relationship and personal rights, consent and power and control. The workshop will also speak to the culture of hook-ups in college, sexting, alcohol influence decision making and the benefits of healthy relationships and the consequences of unhealthy relationship. The presentation will include interactive activities including the closing activity - exploring the impact of unhealthy relationships on team and individual goals.

Hazing!

Audience

Coaches, Staff, Administrators

Format

This presentation speaks to the institutional dangers of hazing for administrators and college athletes. Collegiate athletics has become more responsive to hazing, but every so often a case will arise that can compromise the integrity of the department and affected team. Content includes prevalence, causes, the role of social media, the implications for athletic departments, prevention, and intervention planning.

Lecture, Interactive Exercises, Competition

Clients

Adelphi University, Loyola University Maryland 

Interactive Talk: Black Male Athletes, Trauma & Trauma Informed Coaching

There are times when our athlete’s behavior - for example their lack of self control, trust, discipline, or concentration - are inexplicable.

 

The reality is many athletes, in particular Black males who compete in basketball and football, have experienced adverse and traumatic events influence their psychological and biological make-up. While sports provide an incredible opportunity for Black male athletes to achieve their goals - the athletic environment is filled with triggers that can impact and/or re-traumatize the most gifted athletes. 

 

In order for coaches to maximize Black male athletes on and off-the-court potential it is important to understand trauma and the benefits of trauma informed coaching. 

 

This interactive talk will:

  • review trauma and post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), 

  • explore the triggers and experiences that exist in basketball settings, 

  • introduce trauma informed coaching, and 

  • provide coaches with the space to think through and discuss how to identify trauma and begin to help their athletes who have experience trauma or experience PTSD

 

This workshop is a must for coaches who truly want to facilitate the success of the athletes entrusted to them.

Audience

Coaches, Administrators

Format

Lecture, Interactive and Group Exercises, Competition

Clients

The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals

Behavioral Health: Creating a Culture of College Athlete Wellness

Audience

Coaches, Staff, Administrators

Format

Lecture and Interactive Exercises

Clients

This workshop will explore trends in behavioral health in college athletics includes issues facing college athletes, models of care, recent legislation, facilitators and barriers to pr noting positive mental health. The session is highly interactive and aims to help all athletics staff understand, from the athletic director to the athletic director for compliance, that the entire department can contribute to enhancing college athletes behavioral health. This presentation is appropriate for entire athletic departments or smaller departmental units.

Sport Management Institute

Sexual Assault: A Systemic Approach to Intervention & Prevention

Audience

Coaches, Staff, Administrators

Format

Lecture, and Interactive Exercises

The training includes a thorough qualitative review of two NCAA institutional sexual assault cases, group “working” exercises to address sexual assault within the larger context of university life, group “working” exercises that delve into the unique circumstances at the intersection of sexual assault and highly visible college sports teams/programs, and assistance with enhancing athletic departments implementation of the strategic action plan outline on page 20 of the NCAA sexual violence prevention toolkit (SVPT). 

Student Athletes:

Mental Health

Audience

Athletes, Staff, Administrators

Format

Lecture and Interactive Exercises

This workshop will explore trends in behavioral health in college athletics includes issues facing college athletes, models of care, recent legislation, facilitators and barriers to pr noting positive mental health. The session is highly interactive and aims to help all athletics staff understand, from the athletic director to the athletic director for compliance, that the entire department can contribute to enhancing college athletes behavioral health. This presentation is appropriate for entire athletic departments or smaller departmental units.

Clients

Game Plan

Avoiding Athletic Scandals

Audience

Coaches, Staff, Administrators

Format

This workshop will review and unpack one academic scandal (see list below) in order to help athletic department personnel take a proactive approach to avoid scandals. The workshop will include perspective sharing, prevention and (if needed) a draft response plan.

 

·       Academic 

·       Sexual assault

·       Misogyny

·       Child abuse & Sports camps 

·       Athletes boycott

Lecture and Interactive Exercises

Clients

UW IAL

Custom Workshops & Programs

Audience

College Athletes, Coaches, Administrators 

Format

Dr. Gill works with your coaching staff and team personnel to add a strengths-based supplement to your current coaching vision and approach. Dr. is available for two, free 30-minute consultations.

Workshops, Behavioral Analytics, Aftercare

Clients

New Initiative

Tel: 917-297-8488