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Oakland Roots
Sports CLub

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Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW

Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health and Sport Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC.  She supports the players in optimal mental health and peak sport performance.  Lisa meets with the leadership group, in positional meetings, and with coaching staff  to promote team cohesion and communication. She meets with individuals to discuss the factors that influence their mental health, such as primary relationships, family of origin dynamics, world-view, cultural and ethnic identity, and the process of adjusting to a new team, and sometimes a new country. Together they explore how these experiences impact how one thinks, feels, and behaves. 

 

Lisa teaches and trains the players on mental tools that help in the development of mental skills. These mental tools can include goal setting, creating routines, and imagery.  When there is consistent and dedicated training on these mental tools they can lead to the development of important mental skills, such as motivation, maintaining confidence, and regulating emotions.

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IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH OAKLAND ROOTS HIGHLIGHT THE WORK OF LISA BONTA SUMII, LCSW, CSW

Oakland Roots is thrilled to highlight the work of Mental Health and Sport Performance Coach, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Oakland Roots want to share the value that Bonta Sumii brings as a member of the Technical Team and a fundamental part of the Oakland Roots’ Nurtured Roots program.

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Reflecting on the 2021 Season with the Oakland Roots Sports Club

Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares her thoughts on the 2021 season with the Oakland Roots!

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Oakland Roots launches ‘Nurtured Roots’ program to support and develop athletes on and off the field

Oakland Roots in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross has launched a new player development program focusing on holistic wellness, performance and education about global, national and local issues seen through the eyes of the community.

CF '22 KEYNOTE A Winning Strategy: The importance of Mental Wellness Experts On and Off the Field

Keep destigmatizing mental wellness discussions in your organization by leveraging insights and tools from experts we get to hear from here, CEO & co-founder of MyHuddle, Christina Vandenberg, Lisa Bonta Sumii LCSW, CSW, CEO & Founder of AthMindset, and sport performance coach at the Oakland Roots SC, and Dylan Michael Firsick PhD, CMPC, athletic director of mental health and performance at the University of Georgia.

Women in Soccer: What comes after awareness - how to sustain the impact of mental health initiatives

Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW shares her insight and comments.