Sports Mom

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 #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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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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