Podcast

Episode #20 – Thank You, Sports Mom! with Peter & Sheryl Schwartz

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   “Thank you, Sports Mom!” We all know sports moms are truly the heartbeat of youth sports and so it’s time to say thank you and to celebrate all that you do.   I’m joined by Peter and Sheryl Schwartz. Peter wrote a blog post for USA Football titled, “Why My Sons Have a Special Sports Mom.”   Why Peter wrote the post and how he recognized how much Sheryl does to support their sons in their sports.   Sheryl’s tips to keep her son’s uniforms clean and white.   What Sheryl loves most about being a sports moms and the community and family that forms when your kids are in sports.   Peter shares what he loves most about Sheryl and why she deserves Sports Mom of the Year.   Links & References:   You can read Peter’s blog post: https://blogs.usafootball.com/blog/6153/why-my-sons-have-a-special-football-mom  …

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Episode #19 – How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments?   I’m joined by Chas Snowden. She is a professional crossfit athlete. Chas is ranked 24th in the world in her age group and is an advocate for healthy living.   How Chas approaches her journey as a crossfit athlete.   Why you have to choose to keep working and not let yourself get stuck to keep from moving backward.   Why the joy is in the journey and why you need to enjoy the little things, the days in the gym and the grind along the way.   Chas talks about her own sports mom and why it’s important for us to check in with our athletes and make sure they are experiencing joy in their athletic pursuits.   Links & References:   You can connect with Chas: https://in3nutrition.com/chasity-bio/   Chasity “Chas” Snowden…

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Episode # 18 – Can An App Find My Athlete A Scholarship?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s topics: Andrew’s journey as a professional athlete and all about his amazing Apps.   I’m joined by Andrew Fair. He is a professional basketball player, creator of YouthKinect and HoopKinect Apps, Author and an all-around awesome guy!   Andrew’s journey to becoming a professional athlete after suffering an injury.   How traveling for his career broadened his horizons and taught him about hard work.   How Andrew started his YouthKinect App and how the App helps high schoolers find scholarships for college.   HoopKinect App’s development and how it helps athletes find agents and teams.   Links & References:   You can connect with Andrew: www.thehoopkinect.com, YouthKinect in App Store When a Son Knows His Mother’s Heart   My name is Andrew Fair, 2012 Business Management graduate from the University of St. Francis, founder of YouthKinect, and current professional basketball player.…

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Episode #17 – How Do I Build My Athlete’s Confidence?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: How do I build my athlete’s confidence?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Coach Jenn. She’s going to share with us how she helps teen athletes build the tools, the team, and the toughness to win in school, sports and life.   What it means to be “confident” and what you should strive for.   The three elements you need to build confidence and belief: Courage, Consistency, and Confidence   The two elements of belief and emotion and how they play into confidence.   How goal, community and team, and habits can help your child enjoy their athletic journey.   Links & References:   You can connect with Coach Jenn: jenn@jennstarkey.com A League Of Your Own: Leadership Lessons with All-Star Athletes Who Want YOU to WIN in Sports, School and Life!   While competing as a Division…

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Episode #16 – How Can I Talk To My Athletes About Their FEAR?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: When we feel fear (as an athlete, especially as a female athlete), what we do with that emotion of FEAR? Especially when we don’t want to admit it because we feel like it makes us look weak?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Coach Christen Schnefaus who speaks all over the country to athletes, parents, and coaches about Handling Fear. We discuss how fear works in our minds and how to be there for your female athlete.   How to get rid of the “tap dancer” and get real with your feelings.   The way fear undermines our confidence.   Why sharing our fears and doubts is important and how you can encourage those conversations with your athletes.   How to build a good relationship with your teenage athlete and some tips to encourage an open relationship.…

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Episode #15 – How Can I Help My Athlete Work On Their Mental Game?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: How we can support our children and help them have an identity outside of their sport?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Krista Horsmon who is a sports mom, former volleyball coach, coach’s wife and a mental performance coach. We discuss how we can help our athletes understand that the sport they play is not who they are.   How wrapping up your identity into your sport can be detrimental.   The importance of your role as a mom in guiding your athlete’s mindset about their sport.   How you can encourage and be there for your child without adding pressure or being competitive.   Why having fun while you are playing a sport is so crucial for young athletes and how you can encourage that balance.   Links & References:   You can connect with Krista:…

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Episode #14 -Mobility for Your Athletes: Why is it a MUST?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: What does it really mean to raise an athlete who is supple, allusive and intuitive and where do we start?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Aaron Hannon who specializes in “Natural Athleticism”: a holistic approach to fitness and a lifestyle of movement and physical vitality. We discuss why mind, body and spirit is important for a well-rounded athlete.   How to set your children up to be lifelong athletes in a healthy way.   Why “supple” is so important as the very first step in your child’s athletic journey.   The importance of focusing on mobility and how you can find sources to help your athlete.   How the bigger, faster, stronger model may not be the best for developing a physically healthy athlete.   Links & References:   You can connect with Aaron: https://naturaletics.org/  …

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Episode #13 – Motivation vs. Mindset: Is One More Important?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Today’s questions: How are Mindset and Motivation different?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Andrew Simpson, founder of Player’s Fitness and Performance and a mentor to young athletes. We discuss how mindset and motivation affect student athletes. Why motivation doesn’t last and how we are constantly seeking it.   How we as parents can help bridge the gap between motivational changes and mindset changes.   The importance of mentors and coaches in your children’s lives who share your values.   What a self-limiting belief is and how to rephrase them into questions to help your student athlete change their perception of those beliefs.   Links & References:   You can connect with Andrew: https://www.playersfitnessandperformance.com   Andrew founded Player’s Fitness and Performance in Frederick, MD during the Summer of 2013. He has been a competitive athlete his entire life. Sports are…

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Episode #12 – How Do I Balance It All As a Busy Sports Mom?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: How do you balance homework, practices, and games?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Janis Meredith a life coach for sports parents. We discuss how to find balance as a family.   Why core values are important to help you make decisions about activities.   How to sit down as a family and make decisions about what to get involved in.   Strategies for keeping family boundaries and values in place and when to know it’s time to start saying no to things.   How we can help our kids’ stress levels by setting a good tone for our family.   Links & References:   You can connect with Janis: https://jbmthinks.com/   Janis is a certified life coach who wants to help parents guide their children to get the most of their sports experience. As the wife…

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Episode #11 – Products We Love! Lion Latch: The Safest Way to Store Jewelry On-The-Go

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today we are featuring a Product We Love: The Lion Latch!   To tell us about the Lion Latch, I’m chatting with creator, teacher and mom, Lerin Lockwood.   What makes the Lion Latch a unique product perfect for sports moms and athletes?   How Lerin created the Lion Latch and what she went through to get it to market.   Where you can get your own Lion Latch!   How Lerin runs her business while taking care of her family and working in her full time job.   Links & References:   You can connect with Lerin: https://lionlatch.com/   Lerin Lockwood is a high school art teacher and multi-sport coach. She uses her hands A LOT. Because she’s so active, she has several occasions each day where she has to take off her jewelry including her wedding rings. She needed a…

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