Episode #42: How We Bridge The Expectation Gap Between Coach and Parent

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Ever feel like the communication gap between a coach, you and your athlete is the size of the Grand Canyon? It happens. Hey, we’re emotional, complex humans, right? In today’s huddle, I talk to Ian Goldberg who is a passionate sports dad, youth sports coach and Founder of iSport360.com. Ian created an APP to get parents & coaches communicating….talking and sharing information without emotional baggage, judgment, blame, and shame. Say what? Yep, we can do it. If you don’t use this tool and you have a kid in sports who has a coach and you have to communicate with them…..turn the volume up and join us for solutions. Ian and I discuss… Who he is and why he started the company and developed this App. Why there is a disconnect between parents and coaches when communicating with the kids. Why creating an infrastructure…

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Episode #41: Do You Know Your Athlete’s Triggers?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Do you know your athlete’s triggers? What makes them anxious? Are you saying or doing things that actually hurt them when your intentions are to help? In today’s huddle, I talk with Teisha Womack, who played college basketball at Seton Hall and then professionally in Poland. She went on to get her Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology and now works with athletes on improving their mental skills. Teisha and I discuss… Who she is, what she does and why she does it. How her “nervous energy” as a teenager affected her as an athlete and how, even though she did well, she struggled with the anxiety. How her brain would shut down once she reached a level that was “unknown” to her and how this might be happening to your athlete, too. How we think becomes our behavior and can lead to physical…

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Episode #40: What Type of Sports Parent are YOU?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: We have all sat by a crazy sports parent in the stands and thought “Whew..I’m glad I don’t’ act that way”. But I’m guessing if we are honest WE HAVE all acted that way a time or two. It’s easy to get caught up in our emotions. So how do we hit pause and reform those behaviors that are not serving us or our athletes? In today’s huddle, I talk with Nick Buonocore from The Reformed Sports Parent. We get real and raw about how to take a step back to assess our own behaviors and more importantly our own hearts. Nick and I discuss… Who he is, what he does and why he does it. Why he started The Reformed Sports Parent platform and when he realized he needed to change his own approach to sports parenting. How getting vulnerable with his…

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Episode #39: Is Your Athlete Specializing Too Early?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Can you feel it? The pressure is high. The fear of missing out is real. But what happens to your athlete when they specialize too early? In today’s huddle, I talk with Brett Klika from SPIDERfit Kids about the very real dangers of early sports specialization. Brett shares important insights with us from his extensive background working with youth athletes all the way to professional athletes. Stay with us for this one…it’s information you’ll need. Brett and I discuss… Who he is, what he does and why he does it. Why he started the SPIDERfit Kids movement and how his experience with young athletes all the way to professional athletes shapes everything he does. How SPIDERfit Kids empowers coaches, parents, and educators with everything they need. Why working with kids is not just babysitting, it’s so much more. The reality that organized sports…

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