Should athletes declare mental health issues to coaches? Yes. When I'm grabbed in warm up, or at a comp, the most common reason is anxiety/panic attack. We can lose it which is tough on the team as a coach and or athlete. People like me can see athletes and look at their anxiety and help, on line or face to face. I can come see your team and help, however that’s costly. Surely a better option is teaching coaches, and older athletes to enable their team to cope with those with panic attacks etc.