MEET SOCCER RESILIENCE
Founded in 2020, Soccer Resilience is a sports mindset agency. The organization takes a “whole-person” approach to athletes and believes that healthy mindsets for players, coaches and parents are vital to success in sport. Soccer Resilience mental fitness guidance and programming are available through 1:1 mentoring, team sessions, club advising, org presentations and the Soccer Resilience FC online academy. The Soccer Resilience team includes a World Cup Champion, Jessica McDonald, an MLS Cup Champion, Wells Thompson, a 20-year licensed psychologist, Dr. Brad Miller, an 18-year NCAA Division 1 Head Coach, Matt Spear, and more. Train your brain. Transform your game…and life!
Soccer Resilience now supports over 30 soccer organizations that are putting mental health and mindfulness training at the forefront of their mission. The expansive partnership network of Soccer Resilience is a testament to the exciting progress the industry is making towards a well-being-focused professional soccer community. Notable partners include The NWSL Players Association and USL W-league.
“The Players Association places a high priority on mental health. This partnership with Soccer Resilience enables us to achieve two important objectives: normalizing discussion of mental health and fostering the mental well-being of our players. At the heart of this relationship is the mission of the NWSLPA to continue the development of professional women’s soccer for current players and future generations.”
– Rachel Corsie, Kansas City NWSL Defender, NWSL Players Association Vice President, Captain of Scotland’s National Team.
TOGETHER WE’RE STRONGER
WIS is proud to partner with Soccer Resilience. Our collaboration with the organization is another way we honor our commitment to supporting the emotional wellbeing of all women and marginalized people in sports. “From the perspective of a sports psychologist, the value of mental fitness and awareness is the way we see the world. This partnership with Soccer Resilience ensures players/coaches/clubs can have the resources they need to better it. We want to make sure it’s directly accessible amongst our resources for our members.”
– Courtney Carroll Levinsohn, Sports Psychologist and WIS Founder.
“We’re all in on women’s soccer at Soccer Resilience! This is evident by our ongoing commitment to partner with amazing organizations like the NWSLPA, the W-League, and now Women In Soccer. As a team, one of the greatest joys and privileges of our work is supporting, learning from, working with, empowering and inspiring women through the beautiful game! We’re thrilled and thankful to partner with Women In Soccer to continue leveraging the transformative power of soccer for everyone.”
– Wells Thompson, Co-Founder of Soccer Resilience.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR WIS X SOCCER RESILIENCE?
Stay tuned for monthly workshops with the WIS squad and the Soccer Resilience team which will aim to improve the mental wellbeing of players and soccer industry professionals. In addition, our squad will have Soccer Resilience experts join WIS industry roundtables and our second annual career fair in April. We encourage all members to get involved in the transformative power of Soccer Resilience. Anything is possible with a strong mindset!
ICYMI: WIS x SOCCER RESILIENCE
We were honored to collaborate with Soccer Resilience for their first annual mindset summit in December 2021. The summit included WIS founder and performance psychology consultant Courtney Levinsohn in addition to lessons and insights from some of the world’s leading athletes, sports psychologists, and mindfulness coaches. You can access resources from the mindset summit here.
It was an inspiration to all entrepreneurs to have Jessica McDonald use her trailblazing experience as a co-founder of Soccer Resilience to judge the WIS x USL PITCH IT competition. PITCH IT encouraged entrepreneurs to demonstrate business plans to use the power of the beautiful game to make an impact. Alison Primavera with GOL (@GolMentor) came in first place for the college access program leading Latinx student-athletes through financial support, professional guidance and personal development. We can’t wait to see what comes next for this amazing initiative!
Second place went to Sarah Dwyer-Shick and The Sports Bra Project (@sportsbraproject) for the organization’s work increasing access to sports and normalizing conversations around women athletes’ experiences and needs. Every entry into this contest was astounding and we were ecstatic to collaborate with a Soccer Resilience founder on this event.
STAY IN THE KNOW
Follow along with the Soccer Resilience handles for regular tips on mental fitness and stay tuned for invitations to all the workshops we have in store!