Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – How Can I Best Coach an Athlete with ADHD?

How can I best coach an athlete with ADHD? In various ways this question has been asked of me by youth, HS and college coaches nationwide. That is, by A+ coaches with greater awareness and observation skills about their player’s behavior. Guest, Dr. Harry Croft*, M.D., with over 30 years in private practice, is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. In non-clinical, layman’s language, Dr. Croft shares information and tips about AHDH focused on the basics, causes, symptoms, prevalence, implications, and what a coach (and parent) can do. Do what? Assist an athlete manage ADHD so it does not interfere with his/her development and performance. You host, Jim Meier, also shares the checklist he uses with coaches to help them pin point an athlete behavior associated with ADHD. *Dr. ‘Harry’ as I know him, a national expert in PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), has diagnoses over 6,000 veterans since 1973 and has participated in the development of many of the psychiatric medications which are now in use for depression and anxiety disorders. The national acclaimed book, I Always Sit With My Back To The Wall, which he co-authored with Reverend Dr. Chrys Parker, J.D., with a step-by-step R.E C.O.V.E.R. plan, tells the PTSD story as it really is.