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Episode #48: What Would Sports Parents Learn If We Could Read a Coach’s Diary?

  You haven’t heard of A Coach’s Diary?   You must not be on social media much because Reggie Bibb and A Coach’s Diary are everywhere these days and with good reason. Coach Bibb is spreading a positive, powerful, and productive message to help and inspire athletes, coaches, and parents all over the world.   Get ready! This is a powerful 15-minute huddle with practical wisdom for you and your family.   Reggie and I discuss…   Who he is, what he does, and why he does it.   How A Coach’s Diary got started.   How much influence do you think the parent’s EXAMPLE (versus just talking) has on their athlete?     We talk about one of Reggie’s post from A Coach’s Diary   WISDOM is doing NOW what you will be happy with later. STAY READY and STAY PREPARED so that you don’t have to rush to…

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Episode #47: Dear Sports, let’s do more than hashtags.

  Nelson Mandela said this “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”   As a sports mom and a former athlete, I believe he is right and the sports community, in this moment of crisis, can be a place where the work of changing begins, but only if we look straight into what needs to change, recognize it, and take action to move forward united together.   In today’s huddle, I talk with Dr. John Babb, who was a multi-sport athlete in high school, played football at Baker University where he earned his undergraduate degree. John went on to earn his Doctorate of physical therapy at Wichita State and is…

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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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