Identity & Empowerment

The best athletes know that the path to the top is more about who you are than what you do. See how they learned to carve out that path for themselves.   

Suggestion
for
Coaches

Once every 2 weeks, take 10 minutes with your team to watch a video and discuss the takeaways. 

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Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, on how to think about the stereotypes that others assign to you and how he learned to be proud of all of the things that make him who he is.

Former USA Volleyball player Cassidy Lichtman on the confronting the assumptions other people make about "people like you" and questioning the stories we're being told.

Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward on how he dealt with being different from other kids,the struggles that came with it and what he tells his own son about how he approaches people 

WNBA player Kelsey Plum on how she learned to focus on her health and performance rather than comparing herself to unrealistic images of women's bodies. 

Former NBA player Jason Collins on finding role models with characteristics you want to emulate, particularly those who show their strength and character beyond sport.