NM-Sport is an outgrowth of the success of the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and built upon the core concepts found in the Neurosequential Model* itself.  In application, NM-Sport can inform effectiveness in coaching, performing, training, and a host of key skills needed for success in sport. The NM-Sport initiative explores these intersecting concepts. The goal is to integrate sport into the healthy therapeutic web of children, youth and families and to help individuals and programs involved in sport improve their effectiveness in providing healthy developmental experiences and improved performance.

The ChildTrauma Academy is now hosting an introductory 5-session training series that will present the set of core concepts related to brain organization, the stress response and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes) applied to the coaching, training and performance context. This basic overview will provide immediate practical applications as well as the necessary background required to benefit fully from future, more in-depth training opportunities that focus on the advanced applications of the NM-Sport.

Enroll online here for the NM-Sport Introductory Series!  Attend LIVE or view recordings!  If placing your order online isn’t your preference, access our NM-Sport subscription form.



Nov. 5, 2018 – Brain Basics: Structure, Processing Sensory Input & the Roots of Rhythm**

Nov. 19, 2018 – Understanding the Power in Stress: The Stress Response, Resilience, Focus and Flow

Nov. 26, 2018 – Neurosociology: The Neuroscience of “Team” – Connecting and Competing

Dec. 3, 2018 – State-dependent Functioning: Keeping Fear fromDestroying Performance

Dec. 10, 2018 – Understanding the Power Differential: Creating a Sense of Safety & Other Powers of Leadership

ALL LIVE SESSIONS held on Mondays from 2 to 3 PM Eastern Time **EXCEPT Session #1 (Nov. 5th) which will be held from 12 – 1pm EST


In 2019, this introductory series will be followed by a ten session series featuring more in-depth application of the core NM concepts in various coaching and training settings. This will be a Trainer Phase of NM-Sport and will prepare participants to share these concepts within their schools, school districts and community. The CTA will develop an additional on-site consulting and training component for NM-Sport in collaboration with We Coach.

This web-based learning process is modeled after the successful NMT case-based Training Series led by Dr. Bruce Perry and attended by participants via the Internet. Over the last decade, CTA has offered a variety of web-based teaching experiences using clinical cases as the primary teaching vehicle. This current offering is the latest addition to our catalog of teaching series.

* The “parent” model for the NM-Sport is the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), an evidence-based practice (EPB) that is both “trauma-informed” and developmentally sensitive. The case-based teaching model has been useful for helping clinicians, educators and caregivers better understand the neurodevelopmental principles involved in many of the struggles, as well as strengths, they see in the children they serve. All NM trainings provide an opportunity for ongoing capacity building within an institution or for individuals.