Kids on the Pitch (Scholastic and Youth Soccer in Western PA)

In our latest, special edition of Kids on the Pitch podcast, PSN's John Krysinsky is joined by Libby Mascaro, who is a Girls Soccer Coach at Beadling Academy and was a part of the Mt. Lebanon 'Dream Team' of the 1990s soccer dynasty and played collegiately at Penn State University.

Libby shares her personal story, her crusade and ongoing efforts help those who are afflicted with mental health illnesses and disorders.

Show Notes

Among the topics John and Libby tackled on this Podcast include:
  • Her thoughts on Mt. Lebanon's Mia Bhuta, who is playing with US Youth National Women's Soccer team at the U17 Women's World Cup
  • Stigma associated with mental illness and disorders
  • Female athlete mental health (four young female athlete suicides this year)
  • Her personal story and other personal stories
  • Addressing ongoing challenges for youth coaches, parents, soccer organizations and schools in mentoring, guiding and supporting young athletes and students.
  • Resources to provide help and assistance
    • NAMI and AFSP
National Alliance on Mental Illness (website: 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (website: 

What is Kids on the Pitch (Scholastic and Youth Soccer in Western PA)?

From the maker's of Pittsburgh Soccer Now comes a show all about scholastic and youth soccer across Western PA.