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Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Adolescent / Secondary School Athletes is a Course

Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Adolescent / Secondary School Athletes

Ends Feb 15, 2021
1.5 credits

$25 Enroll

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Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Adolescent/Secondary School Athletes

This webinar has two offerings. Attend the time that works best for you!

February 9, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mountain Time (+2 EST, -1 PST)

February 15, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mountain Time (+2 EST, -1 PST)  

About This Webinar

Beyond the physical disruption of an athlete’s routine due to restrictions intended to mitigate disease transmission, mental health is being profoundly impacted. Circumstances unique to the adolescent athlete’s experience increase the likelihood of psychological stress, including peer isolation, family conflict, dysregulated routine, and concurrent emotional development, to name a few. In addition to the expected mental health challenges teen students frequently face, pandemic-specific symptoms should be identified and recognized by health care professionals who are in a position to assist and support. This course will review research findings, with the understanding that the short-term impact is still evolving, and the long-term impact is unknown.

This webinar is offered for 1.5 Category A CEUs


  • Prepare for psychological needs of adolescent athletes affected by the pandemic
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of pandemic-related mental health concerns
  • Identify appropriate interventions for adolescent athletes affected by pandemic-related mental health concerns

Faculty Introduction

Stacey Ritter, MS, ATC, ITAT

Stacey Jensen Ritter, MS, ATC, ITAT has nearly 30 years of experience in the athletic training profession. She started as a university Athletic Trainer and has worked with Olympians, professional athletes, and NCAA champions.

She has spent 15 years serving the high school setting. As director of an outreach athletic training program, she successfully transitioned 11 high school athletic trainers into 13 permanent school-district positions. In addition to experience with the industrial athlete setting and program administration, she has developed a wide variety of provider education presentations. She is a sought-after speaker at the local, state, district and national levels.

Most recently, Stacey developed a concussion clinic, serving as program director, treating athletes with concussion, and coordinating multi-disciplinary care and education. She has treated athletes of all ages, sport and skill level, as well as non-sport related concussion, using the most current, evidence-based standards of care.

She has served on several boards and committees at the state, district and national level, and co-authored a number of resource documents for the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Stacey has been honored with multiple awards of achievement, including FWATA & NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, and NATA Athletic Training Service recognitions.


California State University, Long Beach: BS Kinesiology, emphasis Athletic Training

California State University, Fullerton: MS Kinesiology, emphasis Psychology of Injury