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Episode #46: Is Your Athlete Getting Enough Fuel To Run The Machine?

  If your athlete was showing signs of energy imbalance, would they recognize it?   Would you?   This is an important topic because athletes who find their sweet spot and maintain an energy balance will have an edge, be less at risk for injury and set a foundation for a healthy life.   In today’s huddle, I talk with Rebecca McConville, RD, LD, CSSD, CEDRD, about the topic of Relative Energy Deficit in Sport (or RED-S). We discuss how to be proactive and avoid RED-S so athletes stay in their sweet spot all season long.   Rebecca and I discuss…   Who she is, what she does and why she does it and her book, Finding Your Sweet Spot: How to Avoid RED-S (Relative Energy Deficit in Sport) by Optimizing Your Energy Balance.   How her personal journey led to her profession as a sports dietitian, specializing in eating…

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Episode #45: What 3 Questions Should Every Sports Parent Ask Their Athlete?

    The topic of confidence always seems to surface when taking with other sports parents. How can my athlete be more confident…what about when my athlete loses confidence?   But are we even asking the right questions or is there something else we should be asking?   In today’s huddle, I talk with Kathy Feinstein, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Sports Performance Consultant, about mental health and mental performance, both for our athlete and for ourselves. She gives us very practical ways to increase our own awareness and to help our athlete increase their awareness, too.   Kathy and I discuss…   Who she is, what she does and why she does it.   How her daughter’s sports performance anxiety (and the lack of resources available) sparked her interest in sport’s psychology.   Why self-reflection is the first place for us to start so we can be our…

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EPISODE #44: WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL?

EPISODE #44: WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL?

WHAT YOU’LL HEAR IN TODAY’S 15-MINUTE HUDDLE: What does it really take to play at the next level? From youth sports to professional sports, every next step requires an athlete to grow and mature. In today’s huddle, I talk with Austin McCarthy, who was just named Team Captain of the Topeka Pilots, a team in the North American Hockey League. Austin candidly shares with us his insights into his hockey life as he follows his dream to one day play in the NHL. Austin and I discuss… His journey from Michigan to Kansas to play hockey at the next level. How important his relationship with his sports mom has been on his hockey journey. Why playing for the love of the game has to be a priority to play at the next level. What has surprised him the most about moving each next level and advice he would give to…

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Episode #43: Can You Emotionally Disconnect From Your Athlete’s Sports

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: if your child didn’t want to play anymore, could you happily help them hang up their uniform? Are you able to emotionally disconnect from your athlete’s sports journey? What’s the risk if you can’t? In today’s huddle, I talk with Lou Birdt about surrendering our adult agendas in youth sports and creating a better experience for our young athletes. Lou is a former professional baseball player, sports dad and founder and CEO of YSPN360.com, a company that manages one of the internet’s largest educational and instructional websites for youth sports. Lou’s mission is to empower others through the sports they play. That’s a great mission, right? You can be part of that mission, too! Listen in to learn more! Lou and I discuss… Who he is and why he started YSPN360.com Why a linear sports journey is a myth and parents should embrace…

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