SHINE for Sports
The world really is full of people doing good things and I am fortunate enough to be a part of many of those good things but am particularly excited about my relationship with Rhea Subramanian who’s is the founder and creator of SHINE For Sports. She is doing amazing work and for an amazing cause.
SHINE was created by Rhea (Girl Scout Troop 32015) for her Gold Award, to address the alarming increase in sports-related injuries in the adolescent age group. These injuries can have lifelong consequences, yet they can be prevented by educating athletes on how to navigate their most injury-prone years. We are bringing together medical experts, public officials, players and families, to learn more and act, so athletes can avoid these early injuries and improve performance (Macaroni Kid).
On Sunday I was asked to speak at Rhea’s first event which was held in Redwood City sponsored by the Red Morton Community Center. It was amazing! It was free for Female soccer players 9 to 17 years old, and their families. She got several medical experts, athletic trainers and physical therapists to come speak about injury and of course I was there to speak about the psychology of overcoming an injury. Attendance was great!
I applaud Rhea for wanting to give back to other athletes by helping to educate them and their families on injury prevention and overcoming injury. Rhea is doing great things in the world and talking about a topic that not many want to talk about.
Injury is not just physical. There are a lot of emotions attached to an injury and they are as important to deal with as the physical aspects. For athletes the psychological side of injury (fear & lack of confidence) can be career ending.
Please check out Rhea’s website: shineforsports.org
Have a great day!