Call Me, Coach Kos

I am Carrie Kosderka-Farrell, LMHC

I am a combination of mental health counselor and a sports coach.  I have coached softball at all levels from 12u-Division 1. Through my experience as a coach I came to see that athletes need to put as much focus on their mental health as they do their physical training.

I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling while serving as an Assistant Athletic Director of Student Welfare and Development. I was able to take this education and experience and help student-athletes develop the social, emotional and leadership skills to complement their physical skills in an effort to help them become successful both on and off the field.

Coach Kos Services

Get your players mental game to peak performance as well as build a dynamic team culture.

These are the ingredients for a winning team and successful athletes.

Topics range from managing mental health to building community across campus.  Topics can be specialized to group’s needs. Group presentations can reach a larger group and set a strong foundation for the expectations desired or helping to teach a skill set for a larger group.

Coaching staffs would be allotted 3 follow up 30-minute conversation via conference call or skype during the beginning, middle and following the season.  These conversations are used to consult and support the coaching staff through the different phases of a competitive season.

Team Huddle time can be used to help develop a team skill, help with a team issue or crisis, or help redirect team culture. Team Huddles will be a controlled and focused period of time to help take in input from athletes as well as educating and directing them to a key purpose.

Designed to educate staff on how to identify and help support the most common mental health issues student athletes face. Athletes spend the majority of their time with athletic staff, so it is extremely valuable for staff to be able to identify issues and direct their student athletes to the best resources.

Coach’s Huddle can be used as a prep time to meet with the team. Coach’s Huddle can also be used for training of coaches in a specific skill or be a consulting time for current issues within the team.

Facing injury brings on significant mental challenges.  This will help trainers and coaches learn to help support injured athletes, help prevent depression, help student athletes manage chronic pain in order to allow them to continue playing and helping them through retirement.

Working with student athletes follows specific counseling needs. School counselors will be taught to speak the language of the athlete and help support dealing with personal issues in order to help free them to play at a higher level

SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) is the most influential group in the world of college athletics.  This session covers topics in leadership and community development to help support SAAC groups better serve their student athletes and campus communities.

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ATHLETES SERVED

30

TEAMS SERVED

8

SERVICES

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Mental Performance

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain improved mental health management and mental performance.
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Conflict Resolution

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain conflict resolution skills and learning how to let go.

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Communication

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain improved team relationships and communication.

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Team Culture

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain defined team culture and tools for team buy in.

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Genuine Confidence

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain skills to build genuine confidence.

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Accepting Criticism

Your coaching staff and or your team will gain understand of empathy, boundaries and accepting criticism.
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    Julie Pagel

    Carrie’s interactions with kids are positive and productive.  She is always supportive, caring, patient and kind.  Carrie is 100% committed to helping kids succeed, no matter the challenges they face.

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    Sara Molyneaux

    I first met Carrie when I was a college student athlete.  She was able to help guide me through multiple stages of my life, from transitioning out of college athletics to motherhood.  It is because of the influence of Carrie’s mentorship that I am the person I am today.  There is no doubt that no matter how long you interact with Carrie and no matter the setting, your life will be changed.

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    Megan Boslaugh

    I have had the opportunity of working alongside Carrie Farrell to support College athletes in their journey to graduate. In the life state of young and emerging adults, many struggle through the mass of decisions and adjustments required to be stable, congruent and successful and successful people. Athletes have a unique set of facets that need to be understood with experience and expertise.  Carrie has a gift for connecting with athletes, getting to the root of their struggle and potential and motivating healing and changes.  She accomplishes this through relatable counseling methods and tangible leadership development programs.  Carrie is a force!

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    Tony Overslake

    In my role as the chaplain for the University of Oregon, there aren’t many people I would trust with the overall health and well being of my athletes. That being said Carrie Kosderka-Farrell, is one of the few that I unequivocally trust to send the young adults I worth with to get help in navigating the emotional stresses and difficulties that come with Division 1 college athletics.  Carrie is extremely knowledgeable with a wide range of tools and strategies to approach whatever her clients are struggling with.  While at the same time she is just at relatable and approachable in a way that makes her relevant when working with individuals as well as whole teams.  I also really appreciate her focus on developing leadership in young people she works with.  She as a touch for not only helping her clients to find healing but further empowering them to then go out and then impact those around them in a positive way.

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