Sports-Performance Counselling: Youth
"It takes more strength to stand-up to a slump, than to lift up a trophy"
Since 2003, Dr. Schuler has provided sports-performance counselling to young elite athletes from a variety of athletic disciplines, inclusive of competitive rock climbing, hockey (GTHL/OHL), baseball, competitive swimming, cross country and track, and tennis. In his clinical work with young elite athletes, Dr. Schuler is particularly interested in post-concussion/post-injury mental health recovery with boys and young men (ages 12-21), and the effects of competitive sports and elite training on young athletes and their psycho-social development.
Since 2003, Dr. Schuler has been a clinical consultant to Canada's National Ballet School (NBS). There, he regularly provides individual and group clinical consultation to elite student-dancers and staff training/support.
“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”
– Muhammad Ali (World HeavyWeight Champion Boxer)
For more than two decades, Dr. Schuler has practiced in the area of mental health recovery with children and adolescents, which he has combined with his knowledge of and passion for competitive sports. Dr. Schuler believes in the importance of understanding the connection between positive mind-set and mental health when nurturing young elite athletes to their potential. In his spare time, Dr. Schuler is a passionate medium distance runner.
“I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn’t see the signs in myself. I couldn’t ask for help because I didn’t know I needed help.”
– Clara Hughes, Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist (Summer and Winter Games)