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Maximize Your Full Potential.

Student-Athlete Development

Player Made Motivation

As an advocate for a positive  sports culture, Player Made Motivation provides research-based training for coaches, parents, athletes, and community leaders to ensure a positive student-athlete development experience for young athletes, in  communities across Texas, through sports. Player Made Motivation ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have impact at three levels in an athletic department or school:

ATHLETE experience improved life skills and character development.
COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
COMMUNITES AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
Player Made Motivation believes that all youth can benefit from a positive, inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and life. 


meet the team

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Basil Mitchell, Program Director

"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride."

Santrecia Mitchell, M.S., Director of Operations

"I'm  what I am today because someone believed in me yesterday. We all need somebody to hold us down and lift us up. We are the change we seek."

Coach and Player

Sports teams offer unique opportunities to create spaces where teens and young adults feel safe, seen, heard, and valued, and coaches are ideally positioned to provide that support. You can be the first to notice when an athlete is struggling emotionally, and the first person an athlete trusts enough to reach out to.

Increase your knowledge and comfort in navigating these situations.

You don't have to be a mental health professional to support an athlete with mental health.

  • You are never alone when you support athletes.

  • You don’t have to provide care. You can be the bridge that connects them to it.

  • You have the power to change—and even save—an athlete’s life