Coping with quarantine: How a sport psychologist is helping student-athletes stay on track

By Allegra Zamore
Medill Reports

After the onset of COVID-19 student athletes were left mourning cancelled seasons. With their dreams put on hold, for many students the pandemic is taking its toll on their mental health. University of Virginia sport psychologist Jason Freeman has been working virtually with student-athletes to help them stay on track mentally and physically. Freeman places an emphasis on setting realistic expectations and meeting basic needs like sleep, to help get through these unsettling times.

Photo at top: University of Virginia men’s soccer team warms up at Klöckner Stadium (Allegra Zamore/MEDILL)
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