Teen Athletes and the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do teen athletes cope with the COVID-19 shutdown?

Before the covid-19… the boys and girls of summer were ready ramp up their warm weather regimine. For many elite teen athletes… this isn’t about just tossing a ball around.  This is about laying the foundation for big athletic goals including college scholarships… even with an eye on pro sports. But 2020 has thrown a curve at young athletes.  Some of them wondering how the canceling of their sports this summer will impact their future. We examine how they’re coping with the new normal and what they can do instead.


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Niah Wood, Howard University Track & Field Team

Dr. Tyish Hall-Brown, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Howard University College of Medicine

McKenzie Jones, The Grassroots Project