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I created SOAR

because I never felt like I had a proper and healthy outlet to talk about the daily pressure and responsibility program. Life as a student- athlete can be extremely challenging and stressful with everything that is expected for you to manage on a daily basis. that I felt as a player for a major collegiate As a former student-athlete myself, I know firsthand how difficult it is to manage the

pressures and expectations of performing at a high level on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom. I also know how difficult it can be to feel comfortable talking with others about the challenges you face as an athlete due to fears of appearing weak or vulnerable to your peers, teammates, and coaches. How would this affect my standing on the team? Will my coaches and teammates

look at me the same or treat me different as a result? Will I still have the respect of my teammates? All of these thoughts deterred me from seeking help and made me feel like I had to figure out a way to overcome my mental health challenges on my own. That’s not healthy of course, but more often than not, it is the unfortunate reality for most of us. SOAR is a valuable tool that allows you to

overcome those thoughts by giving you the ability to anonymously express yourself and share your story with others. By listening to other student- athletes from around the country who all face the same pressures that you do, and as a community of One Team, SOAR helps you find advice that can not only help you but allow you to help others.



Bobby Melley

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