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Sports Kids

Through our Sports Kids courses we teach children to appreciate money as a source of livelihood and help them develop their personality.

Academy Level Athletes

Our academy level courses strengthen the whole person, not just the athlete, by training teenage athletes in essential life skills.

College/University Athletes

This program is all about teaching useful life skills which give student athletes an edge in real life.

Professional Athletes

Our comprehensive program includes courses on financial goal setting, building and maintaining a financial freedom plan, creating an after sports career, and many more.

Female Athletes

Our bespoke courses address the steps that women athletes should take to achieve financial sustainability and independence.

Athletes in Individual Sports

Our program for athletes in individual sports addresses the unique financial and emotional challenges faced during the pursuit of a solo sports career.

Personal development programs strengthen the person as a whole and not just the athlete.

Athena P. Constantinou
Our mission is to financially educate, empower and mentor athletes to enable them to plan their desired financial future and attain financial independence. We help turn athletes into ‘whole persons’ rather than just great athletes!

Money Smart Athlete Blog

Professional Sports: Mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health

The ancients used to say ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ and I think many people can get behind that. The relationship between mental health and physical health intuitively seems obvious. For starters, during and immediately after exercise, the human brain releases endorphins, chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that literally make us feel good. So, it would make sense that regular good exercise can help stay away from mood disorders and maintain a healthy mental state. But what about athletes?

Factors contributing to the deterioration of athletes’ mental health

On the MSA blog last week we discussed the recent events involving Naomi Osaka, her mental health and her decision to withdraw from the French Open. Mental health has long been overlooked in sports and in certain cases even repressed. Mental health issues and illnesses do not fit in the yes-can-do, celebratory and electrifying environment that characterizes sports. However, athletes are constantly under the spotlight, working hard week in and week out on the pitch, while trying to keep in touch with their fans and show their philanthropic face outside of it.

How Naomi Osaka brought mental health to the forefront

Winner of 28 Olympic medals, swimmer Michael Phelps is one of a number of star athletes who has publicly discussed in recent years his struggle with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. NBA star basketball player DeMar DeRozan has also talked about the importance of addressing mental health issues, as all athletes are first of all humans. Gymnast Aly Raisman has described her efforts to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder after being the victim of sexual abuse.