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Episode #28: Before You Yell at That Official, Get to Know One

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: “You should check your phone for messages, you’ve been missing calls all night,” someone yells from crowd. This is one of the more humorous quips heard from the stands, but often what the crowd yells is not so funny and can turn ugly. In today’s 15-minute huddle, I talk with Craig Kibbe, High School basketball and football official, about what it’s really like to be an official and how parents can partner with officials to create a great environment for youth sports. Craig and I discuss… How he got started and why he loves being an official. What happens when newer officials start out officiating younger athletes. How to recognize the commonalities between parents and officials. The process of becoming an official and what they invest in their profession. The sticky note approach to sports parenting. How to see the officials as “on…

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Episode #26 – Why Nate Robinson Wants You to Slam It In The Bag!

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Let’s be honest. Does your athlete stink? No, not at their sport. But do they have a sports bag that you kindly ask them to leave in the garage? The struggle is real, right?! On today’s episode I take to NBA great, Nate Robinson, who played college basketball for the University of Washington, was the 21st pick in the 2005 NBA draft, played for numerous NBA teams and is a three-time NBA slam dunk champion Nate and I talk about… His mental health journey in professional sports and why it’s important to be true to who you are. What advice he would give his younger self. The influence his amazing Mom had on him growing up and still to this day. His new product, Slam It In the Bag, and how important it is to kill bacteria in our sports bags BIO: Nate’s…

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Episode #23 – Where Can I Find Information About My Athlete’s Coach?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Today’s Topic: If the coach/athlete relationship is one of the greatest predictors of a good sports experience for the athlete, what are we doing to help parents find great coaches and to help great coaches be indentified? What if there was a social media platform that empowered you to understand more about who is coaching your athlete and you were be able to give and get feedback in real time? Here’s what Bill Kerig, founder of Great Coach, shares with us on today’s episode: Bill shares his background in sports, business and coaching and how his background led to the creation of Great Coach. We talk about what Great Coach, how to use it and why it’s so important. Bill discusses how Great Coach addresses the need for transparency in coaching so that abuse can’t be hidden anymore. We talk about how we…

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Sports Moms Sound Off: Best Cameras for Sports Moms

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