Dynamic Athlete Solutions Inc. is African American led organization focused on delivering culturally responsive mental health and substance use to support student athletes of color. Our dynamic approach leverages experiences of former professional athletes and mental health professionals to develop an authentic approach to mental wellness for individuals and organizations.
We offer the only virtual Dynamic Coaching Network program connecting former professional athletes to those struggling with mental health, substance use, or gender/race diversity concerns.
We offer onsite educational seminars for coaches, trainers, and administrators addressing our Core Concerns.
The DAS team will deep dive into your program's compliance with NCAA Best Practices for Mental Health with a focus on Cultural Responsiveness to meet struggling students where and when they need help.
Walter Bailey is the Founder and CEO of Dynamic Athlete Solutions.
After winning two Rosebowls and a tie for a third, Walter found himself in freefall from the top of his football career, crash landing into homelessness and unmanaged addictions. After conquering all the mental health challenges that led him to his rock bottom, Walter has made it his life’s purpose to help athletes and their support networks find the resources to navigate the many barriers they face managing mental wellness.
Links towards self-help tools, academic research, crisis lines, & mental health organizations.
NCAA most recent summit on student athlete Mental Health Summit on Student Athletes of color
Recent NCAA survey of student athletes during COVID with some info on athletes of color
2020 Power Five Conference Behavioral/Mental Health providers race and Gender Report Card