Too often it’s not until athletes make it to the pros that they gain the opportunity to work with a mental skills trainer to enhance their performance. This innovative workshop series changes that.

Hosted by the LEAP Program at JFKU in collaboration with the Pinkney Foundation, the Financial Literacy Campaign, and various local youth sports organizations, the Competitive Advantage series offers youth athletes aged 14-18 who are looking to play competitively at the collegiate and professional level the opportunity to develop vital sport psychology as well as financial literacy skills now, setting them on a path toward success and healthy competition.

“Why do you play sports? What do you get out of it?” asks LEAP Program Director Shareef Salaam. “This program will be focused on turning outcome-based goals such as wanting to win into process-based goals that foster healthy competition and that connect youth athletes to the larger rewards they can gain from sports. These are skills developed on the field or court that translate into all aspects of your life,” says Salaam.

Over the course of these day-long modules, participants will develop sport psychology skills to enhance their level of performance both on and off the field. They will also develop competency around financial literacy, enabling them to get off on the right foot in sports and in life.

Are you a youth athlete hoping to go collegiate or pro? Register today for this innovative

Date and Time

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020
  • 10am - 11:30am
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus