Podcast

Episode #7 – Where’s Your Focus As A Sports Mom?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How do we deal with the green-eyed monster?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Deborah Johnson.  We discuss how to create community and connect with other sports moms no matter what level your child is in.   Deborah shares her wisdom and experience as a sports mom at all levels.   Why it’s important for you to develop a whole child not just an athlete.   How creating character is the ultimate goal of any sport.   Links & References:   You can connect with Deborah: http://jayrichardsonfoundation.org/   Coaching the Dream Book on Facebook   Coaching the Dream Book*     Deborah Johnson, or affectionately referred to as “DJ the Sports Mom,” is reaching and impacting the lives of thousands of parents and children through many platforms. She is a mom, storyteller, author, writer and inspirational speaker…

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Episode #6 – Are You Tuned In to Your Athlete’s Mental Health?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How can we remove mental health stigmas?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Ryan “China” McCarney.  We discuss how the pressure to compete and win is getting tougher at a younger age.   China shares his journey as a professional baseball player suffering from anxiety and depression.   Why China started the Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression foundation.   How we need to change our perception of mental illness for ourselves and others.   Links & References:   You can connect with Ryan “China” McCarney: https://aaadf.org/   Instagram and Twitter: @chinamccarney   Tell Your Story by Ryan “China” McCarney   The Pursuit of Perfection Podcast   All about Ryan “China”: Ryan “China” McCarney is the Vice President of Jaeger Sports, an Arm Care and Mental Training Company located in Los Angeles, CA. In June of 2016, he…

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Episode #5 – How Can I Help My Athlete Stay Injury-Free?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Huddle: Today’s question: How can I help my athlete stay injury-free?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Dr. Tommy John.  We discuss the rise in sports-related injuries in youth athletes and what we can do to help minimize injury.   Learn about Dr. Tommy John’s 4-part solution: Rethink, Replenish, Rebuild, Recover.   How does the training philosophy in the United States compare with other countries?   How can we make healthy living a lifelong pursuit for the entire family?   Links & References:   You can connect with Dr. Tommy John:  https://www.drtommyjohn.com/   Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide*   All about Dr. Tommy John: With Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University, Dr. Tommy John has over 17 years of health experience.   At the completion of his studies, Dr. Tommy played professional baseball for…

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Episode #4 – Why Do I Need to Understand How the Unconscious Mind Works?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Huddle: Today’s question comes from me! How does my child’s unconscious mind drive their behavior and why does understanding it matter for them (and me) in sports and life?   To help answer my question, Dr. Ruben West, an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, published author and Certified Professional Success Coach joins us.   Understanding how the unconscious mind works by comparing it to the way our immune system works.   How do negative comments affect your child’s subconscious mind?   How repetition will help them train their brains for challenges they will face.   How praising your child for embracing the process (and not the outcome) can make a huge impact in sports and life.   Links & References: You can connect with Ruben West at website: http://www.rubenwest360.com and his twitter handle @RubenWestSpeaks  Dr. West’s Book: Destination Mastery*   All about Ruben: Ruben is a…

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