Strong Minds is an interactive learning activity focused on developing adaptive coping skills. Competition provides a natural opportunity to develop active strategies for maintaining emotional wellness under stress, such as: thinking positive thoughts, releasing stress and connecting with others.
For more information please contact Jamie Valis, Senior Manager of Strong Minds.
- Fact Sheets (PDF): Global | United States
- How to Volunteer with Health Athletes (webpage)
- Clinical Director Role (webpage)
MANUALS AND GUIDES
- Clinical Director Manual (PDF): A comprehensive guide for clinical directors hosting a Strong Minds event; covers the standardized screening guidelines, planning, and running an event.
- Exercise Handout (PDF): An exercise list for athletes to complete during Strong Stretching.
- Yoga Guide (PDF): A list of yoga poses for athletes to complete during the Strong Stretching station.
- Strategies for Stress (PDF): These strategies can help athletes improve their emotional wellness.
- Volunteer Training (PPTX): A resource for Clinical Directors to use when training volunteers.
- Coach’s Playbook (PDF): A resources for coaches to utilize the Strong Minds strategies during practice and games.
EVENT RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT
Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) and Legal Forms
- Insurance and Hold Harmless Agreement (PDF): This agreement is a risk management method that Special Olympics has put in place to prevent Special Olympics and its Healthy Athletes volunteers from suffering financial damage for an incident that they did not cause.
- Healthy Athlete Software (webpage): The Strong Minds Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) form used to collect and report data at a Strong Minds event.
Equipment and Supply List
- Picture Board (PDF): A visual representation of stress management techniques.
- Station Signs (PDF): Printable signs for each station of Strong Minds.
- Hasbro Pledge Cards (PDF): Printable cards for use at Station 5 of Strong Minds.
- Inclusion Revolution Pledge (webpage)
Master Equipment List
- Healthy Athlete Master Equipment List (PDF): A list of supplies that can be requested from Special Olympics for your Healthy Athletes event.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
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