About Sam Faeder

Sam is the Director of Mindful-Sports. He’s coached children ages 3-18, run youth sports programs, and managed summer camps in New York City for fifteen years. Sam grew up in Manhattan, playing baseball for Stuyvesant High School. He played college baseball for Swarthmore, and professionally in Europe and Australia. Sam holds an MA in Psychology and is completing his Ph.D., researching how mindfulness practice affects stress perception in preadolescent children playing competitive sports.


I’ve recently discovered a wonderful form of structured communication called [...]


Winter Season

With December upon us, the weather is getting colder. There [...]

Winter Season2021-12-07T16:49:22-05:00


As children ages 5-11 start to receive their first COVID [...]


The Body Scan

Working with some preadolescent travel athletes recently, I was reviewing [...]

The Body Scan2021-10-15T19:31:26-04:00


There are many theories on behavior and safety models and [...]


Fall Season

As the calendar turns to August, we can't help but [...]

Fall Season2021-08-02T13:28:21-04:00


This summer, children are doing their best to manage transitions. [...]


Summer Camp!

A year ago, I wrote a post about our return [...]

Summer Camp!2021-05-05T20:58:43-04:00

Mindfulness at Home

This season, we began encouraging children as young as six-years-old [...]

Mindfulness at Home2021-05-05T20:59:36-04:00
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