Dear High School Athlete

To the High School Athlete Whose Season Has Been Cancelled Indefinitely

Dear Athlete,
It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to be angry. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be unmotivated.

You just found out your Fall season has been canceled indefinitely. You knew it was rough seeing the Spring athletes miss out on their opportunity to finish out the season. You had empathy. But, you had no inkling that that would be you right now. So, you didn’t prepare.

While it’s ok to feel all of the emotions that come up for you, know that you have the opportunity to choose how you will respond. At some point when your season comes back and you get out on the course, field, or court, you need to be prepared. You need to find inner strength to continue growing as an athlete and person, not knowing when you’ll put your uniform back on again.

If you’re the high school athlete who is looking to take your game to the next level and play in college, choose a response to what you’re feeling that will get you there. If you’re the high school senior not looking to continue playing competitively, choose a response to your emotions that will allow you time to reflect on what your sport has taught you throughout your playing career.

We all go through transitions in life. Some are anticipated, like graduation and Senior Night. Others are unexpected, like an injury or this pandemic. Regardless of whether our transition was inevitable or not, as a high school athlete, this may be the first time you’ve had to experience a loss this significant. Therefore, give yourself time to comprehend it. Give yourself time to grieve.

Remember, it’s ok to not be ok.
You have the opportunity to choose how you will respond.
This a set-back to an even greater come-back.
I am with you. I support you. I am here for you. I empathize with you.

Sincerely,

Lindsay, M.S.

P.S. — If you’re working through this unexpected transition, and you’re unsure where to turn. I’m here to help you. Let’s chat in a ​Free Mini Session!

I’ll be there for you as you work through this transition and prepare for your next step in life. Let me help you choose what will get you to accomplish your next goal.

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