Podcast

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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Episode #38: Is Yelling and Screaming at Athletes the Best Way to Coach or Parent?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Does yelling at athletes prepare them well for the world after sports? Does it really “toughen them up”? Is this the best way to coach/parent? In today’s huddle, I bring back J.P. Nerbun, a mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant who is, most importantly, I am a husband and father. We talk about what happens when we lead with love, both as a coach and parent, and some practical ways we can change the default response from yelling and screaming to setting high standards and leading with love. JP and I discuss… Who he is, what he does and why he does it. Are we asking the right questions about how we coach and parent? And what are those questions we should be asking ourselves? How our brains work and how we can help our kids/athletes to use their WHOLE brain. Why we…

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Episode #37: What Happens When Your Athlete Doesn’t Eat Properly?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Did you know that food is more than just fuel for our athletes? It’s information their body uses to perform and to stay injury free. So what happens when our athlete doesn’t eat properly? In today’s huddle, I talk with a sports dietitian, Amy Dirks. Amy is a mom of two daughters playing sports and Amy herself was a D1 volleyball player at Arkansas State. She also was Sporting KC’s first sports dietitian. Amy and I discuss… Who she is, what she does and why she does it. Her food philosophy: Eat whole foods as much as possible, which means food that grows and dies. Why we are not meant to eat all the processed foods, artificial ingredients, and preservatives. Why food is not just fuel…it’s information for our body and why an athlete can’t “out supplement” a diet missing whole foods. Why…

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