Thru The Game strives to improve emotional intelligence in an effort to foster more resilient teenagers. By getting athletes, coaches and parents on the same page with regards to mental health, we create a more supportive environment for our kids to thrive and deal with life's challenges.
With mental health support for young athletes, guidance for parents, and education and training for coaches, Thru The Game takes a 360-degree approach to our kids' health and wellness. We heavily reinforce life lessons learned through sports while also addressing the many challenges our kids face off the field. Timely topics and trends are discussed within the supportive context of the team, guided and facilitated by adults with an expertise in counseling, coaching, and athletics.
SET UP FOR SUCCESS
Thru The Game counselors have extensive experience not only with mental health, but also with coaching and sports. We've found that the camaraderie built through sports encourages honesty and vulnerability which creates an ideal setting for mental health support and strengthening. Using our proactive approach in a non-threatening environment empowers athletes to apply what they learn on the field to their life situations off the field.
Teenage years have always been challenging but today, our kids are faced with a lot more pressure and it is in their faces every day. It has led to both an epidemic of depression and anxiety in teens and children and an increase in eating disorders and teen suicide.
RATE OF INCREASE OF TEEN SUICIDE IN COLORADO SINCE 2016
COLORADO YOUTH WHO REPORT A SENSE OF SADNESS OR HOPELESSNESS
RATE OF INCREASE OF MAJOR DEPRESSION IN YOUTH SINCE 2005
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS
Currently, the average delay between onset of mental illness symptoms and treatment is 11 years!
This is a number we can directly affect by being proactive.