Olympians and occasional athletes faced the same foe this past year: uncertainty.

COVID-19’s rapid spread canceled competitions and temporarily closed several gyms.

What’s the best approach for climbing over the pandemic wall and getting back on track? Two mental health professionals shared advice for building resilience and staying motivated for athletes of all levels.


Carly Anderson is a licensed psychologist who directs sport psychology services at the University of Minnesota. She is also co-owner of Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC.

Kate Miller is the leadership and well-being coordinator for Columbia Athletics at Columbia University in New York.

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