Athletic participation has the capacity to teach and support valuable life

lessons, psychological strengths, and skills that extend FAR beyond the playing field or sporting activity, including:  self-esteem, body esteem, confidence, emotional intelligence, motivation, focus, self-discipline, goal setting, commitment, time and stress management, character development, leadership, working with other people, and being in community. Athletic participation can serve as a foundation for lifelong physical, emotional, and spirit health and well-being across the lifespan. Athletic participation can begin at any age and is available for people of varying sizes, abilities, and health conditions.



IC believes EVERYONE -- regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, gender identity or expression, economic conditions, physical abilities, age, size, or other experiences or conditions -- has the right to participate in sports and benefit from athletic activities if they choose. IC is committed to making sports and athletic communities safe for all. IC is committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity to the myriad of psychological, physical, social, life skills, and community building opportunities that are gained through sports and athletics. 



Through a menu of services, IC can support athletic communities (e.g., students, coaches and trainers, Athletic Directors, Senior Women Administrators) in the areas of team building and inclusion (e.g., homophobia and transphobia in sports, girls and lesbians in sports, communication across diversity), diversifying sports programs, athlete identity and character development, benefits of sports participation, mental health needs of athletes, and mental game strategies. IC is also available for  motivational speaking on the psychology of getting and staying active and living a holistic healthy lifestyle from a diverse sociocultural perspective. 



CALL 415.297.7265 for a free consult to discuss your needs and how IC may be able to support your work.  Potetial areas for consulting include, but are not limited to:

  • Homophobia and lesbophobia in sports
  • Girls and lesbians in sports
  • Benefits of sports participation
  • Diversifying athletic programs
  • Mental health needs of athletes
  • Athlete character and identity development
  • Sociocultural communication dynamics
  • Mental game strategies

Video about ic's sports work

Here's a brief video about IC's sports work

Video on mental game

Here's a brief video on mental game