EDUCATION AND EVENTS

Gold Crown Foundation continues to educate beyond sports through our Health Huddle initiatives, as we help parents, coaches and patrons tackle the “whole child,” in mind, body, and health. Through the Health Huddle Speaker Series and Health Huddle Training Videos found here, we will address youth mental health, nutrition, sleep, technology, sports performance and more as it pertains to today’s youth. Sign up for a live event or watch and learn on demand. We're so excited to have many Health Huddle expert partners who provide mental health, healthy habits and sports performance content for these channels.

By the Facts:

74% of girls say their coach was the reason they felt more confident.

-Body Confidence and Sports For Girls

HEALTH HUDDLE EVENTS

The Health Huddle Speaker Series is a chance for you to hear from local experts on a variety of topics. They are currently being held virtually and are always available to view on your own time. To view the latest talks, scroll to the video library below or visit our YouTube Channel.

PREVIOUS SPEAKER SERIES SESSIONS

COLLEGIATE ATHLETE ADVICE

What is it like to play collegiate volleyball? How can you be an excellent teammate on and off the court? What can you do on a daily basis to make yourself the best possible player? Sterling Parker from a past University of Colorado Volleyball Team address all this and more.

CONVENIENCE OF LONELINESS

Ali Schroer, licensed clinical social worker, identifies what loneliness is, how it effects individuals and especially youth today, and what you can to do combat it. You will gain ten strategies to relatable everyday situations that you can start applying today.

HOLD ON PAIN ENDS

Kari Eckert lost her son, Robbie, to suicide in 2018, and has since founded Robbie's Hope, an organization with the goal of cutting teen suicide in half by 2028. Learn what Robbie's Hope is all about and what we can do to strengthen those around us, specifically the teens in our lives.

ENERGY BITES

You're busy - we get it! Join Amanda McCarthy, CHCO Dietitian, in this cooking demo making quick and easy snacks to eat on-the-go. Apricot Walnut Pepita Energy Bites are not only easy to make but they will keep your child full and focused, perfect for a pre-practice snack.

HELPING ANXIOUS ATHLETES

Dr. Scott Cypers Ph.D. will help coaches understand how to identify anxiety in their athletes and discover what roles they can play in helping them. He practices as pediatric psychologist and has experience teaching at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

A MOMENT WITH BRIAN GRIESE

Brian Griese and Tom Green have a candid conversation surrounding mental health. Brian discusses his own personal experiences, as well as talking about what we can do as parents, coaches and youth to put our mental health first. There might even be some Broncos talk.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

COACHES MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

To be the best coach you can be, you need to extend yourself beyond skills and drills and into the whole child. We provide a full Mental Health Coaches training, as well as brief refresher courses. Take a course today.

HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY LIKE A PRO

Amanda Turner, Sports Dietitian in the Sports Medicine Center of Children's Hospital Colorado, breaks down the three steps that go into "fueling your body like a pro." Watch the video below to prepare for your upcoming season.

RUNNING & SPRINTING MECHANICS

Take your speed to the next level with these proper running and sprinting mechanics. Jimmy Pritchard, CSCS, RSCC, Fitness Specialist in the CU Anschutz Health & Wellness department takes you through great drills to run at home or during practice.

STRETCHING AND WARMUP FOR INJURY PREVENTION

Studies show that a proper warmup is key in preventing injury and enhancing performance in young athletes. Competitive sports use different muscles and movement than your every day activity, and it is imperative that your body is prepared.

OFF SEASON NUTRITION AND MOVEMENT

No matter when your off season is, there are plenty of things you can be doing to keep your body prepared and in shape. Sleep, hydration and nutrition are three of the things that you can work on now to form habits later.

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH TOWN HALL

As a parent, it can be hard to know how to best support your kid’s mental health. And the coronavirus pandemic, social media, abundant screens and other factors have provided new challenges. Listen in to the experts from Children's Hospital Colorado discussion.

Have a suggestion for video content? We’d love to hear from you. Email suggestions to: healthhuddle@goldcrownfoundation.com

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