Screen Time Clinic

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For Athletes in Partnership with The Mental Game Academy
For Athletes in Partnership with The Mental Game Academy

Screen Time Clinic® + MGA Courses

Self-paced seminars for athletes about how social media, gaming, porn, bullying, and scrolling negatively impacts athletic performance and practical solutions for managing time online to mitigate these risks. Gain a certificate of completion. Contact [email protected] for group pricing and enrollment information 

Live Trainings & Seminars

If you are a coach or parent looking to improve your athlete’s focus stamina and overall health, we are here to help mitigate their risk online. In partnership with The Mental Game Academy in Canada, Screen Time Clinic Certified coaches Larissa Mills and Nicole Rawson lead these live presentations. As former teachers, coaches, and high performing athletes we know how to connect and the latest research relating to screens to maximize performance, keeping athletes and their reputations safe on and off the field.

The Digital Media & Treatment Center

The Digital Media & Treatment Center provides certification training for therapists and digital wellness educators.  They are an authority on the latest research involving media and the research relating to the negative impact on athletic performance and athlete’s mental health and overall wellness. Many Screen Time Clinic coaches are certified by the DMTC!

Athletic Focus in the Age of the Internet: A Coach’s Guide

How do social media and gaming affect athletes’ performance?

Managing Your Online Image

Master Managing Your Name, Image & Likeness with a course, resources, and book from The Players NIL. Influence with purpose, protecting your reputation and building your brand to use social media and off-line marketing opportunities to drive revenue, meet business partners, and build your network of supporters. Learn how to stop mindless scrolling and posting that leads to mental health and performance issues — be disciplined to intentionally utilize your time online with purpose and measurement metrics.

Articles and Research Relating to Athletics

So many athletes seem to be quitting social media these days – they just can’t take it anymore when their team is having a losing season, or when the media is taking them to task for failing to play up to their ability. Imagine logging into Facebook or IG/TikTok everyday and having a torrent of people telling you that you’re no good, that you should be traded, or that you’re a failure. That’s a lot of negativity to absorb. 

 

https://socialmediahq.com/why-professional-athletes-are-now-quitting-social-media/

It’s a mix that has underscored the complicated relationship that professional sports now has with social media. It’s an essential part of athletes’ lives, and ability to make money. It can also take a direct toll on their health, and with it, their ability to compete at all—and some athletes are starting to wonder if they should turn away from it.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-mikaela-shiffrin-simone-biles-geoff-kabush-11645979596?st=6o6un1qpwztai7c&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

This Philadelphia Eagles player found key to happiness: He quit social media

Digital Wellness Trends in Sports

Articles and Research Relating to Athletics

So many athletes seem to be quitting social media these days – they just can’t take it anymore when their team is having a losing season, or when the media is taking them to task for failing to play up to their ability. Imagine logging into Facebook or IG/TikTok everyday and having a torrent of people telling you that you’re no good, that you should be traded, or that you’re a failure. That’s a lot of negativity to absorb.

Why Professional Athletes Are Now Quitting Social Media

Wall Street Journal

Social Media Has Become Essential for Athletes. It Can Also Be Miserable.

It’s a mix that has underscored the complicated relationship that professional sports now has with social media. It’s an essential part of athletes’ lives, and ability to make money. It can also take a direct toll on their health, and with it, their ability to compete at all—and some athletes are starting to wonder if they should turn away from it. Read the 2023 article here.

Who Else Is Quitting Social Media In Sports?

This Philadelphia Eagles player found key to happiness: quit social media.  One of the changes he made over the past year was ditching social media, joining a growing number of athletes who are deleting apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to eliminate distractions and improve their mental health. In March, renowned former Arsenal soccer player Thierry Henry announced he will no longer be using social media until the platforms do more to tackle racism and bullying. New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso revealed he got rid of social media in February, noting he wants to “live in real life.” And then-Kentucky Wildcats basketball forward Isaiah Jackson said in December he and “a lot of guys on the team” temporarily deleted their social media accounts because of severe fan reaction to their 1-6 start. Read the full ESPN article here. 

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