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Episode #10 – Is My Athlete Good Enough to Play in College?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: What is required for a child to get an athletic scholarship (the basics)?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Bryan Drotar, of the Recruiting Code. We discuss what colleges are looking for in athletes for scholarships and how the recruiting process works.   The different attributes college coaches look for in student athletes.   How social media accounts can affect a coach’s perspective on a potential student athlete.   How to judge if your child is good enough to play sports in college and the other qualities that are important beyond just talent.   When to start marketing yourself to coaches and programs for recruitment and how to get yourself in front of coaches.   Links & References:   You can connect with Bryan: https://therecruitingcode.com/   Bryan has coached at all levels..high school, club, and college soccer…

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Episode #9 – Water? Sports Drinks? Hydration? Help!

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: Why is water so important? How do I find healthier options to sports drinks? And what should my athlete really be drinking immediately after a practice?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Amy Napoli.  We discuss why hydration is so important and how to guide your athlete to know what to drink and when to drink it.   How does hydration and dehydration affects our bodies? How much water do we need?   How can I encourage my kids to drink more water?   Are there any ways to tell if my athlete is hydrated enough?   Does my athlete really ever need a sports drink? And how do they affect your body?   Links & References:   You can connect with Amy: http://www.balancedhealthyself.com/   Balanced Healthy Self Facebook Group   Amy is a certified health and…

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Episode #8 – What Should My Athlete Eat Before Practice/Game?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Today’s question: How do I time meal/snack prior to game/practice? What foods should they bring to go from school directly into practice?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Amy Napoli.  We discuss how to choose and plan meals and snacks to help replenish and nourish your athlete.   What should moms consider when choosing snacks for their athletes?   Is there a difference between off-season, pre-season, and game day plates and portions?   The importance of choosing foods to fuel your kids all the way from school to practice and some ideas to pack in their lunch bags.   Links & References: You can connect with Amy: http://www.balancedhealthyself.com/   Balanced Healthy Self Facebook Group   Amy is a certified health and nutrition coach who provides support, strategies, and encouragement to busy moms so they can nourish their minds, bodies, and…

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Episode #7 – Where’s Your Focus As A Sports Mom?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How do we deal with the green-eyed monster?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Deborah Johnson.  We discuss how to create community and connect with other sports moms no matter what level your child is in.   Deborah shares her wisdom and experience as a sports mom at all levels.   Why it’s important for you to develop a whole child not just an athlete.   How creating character is the ultimate goal of any sport.   Links & References:   You can connect with Deborah: http://jayrichardsonfoundation.org/   Coaching the Dream Book on Facebook   Coaching the Dream Book*     Deborah Johnson, or affectionately referred to as “DJ the Sports Mom,” is reaching and impacting the lives of thousands of parents and children through many platforms. She is a mom, storyteller, author, writer and inspirational speaker…

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Episode #6 – Are You Tuned In to Your Athlete’s Mental Health?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How can we remove mental health stigmas?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Ryan “China” McCarney.  We discuss how the pressure to compete and win is getting tougher at a younger age.   China shares his journey as a professional baseball player suffering from anxiety and depression.   Why China started the Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression foundation.   How we need to change our perception of mental illness for ourselves and others.   Links & References:   You can connect with Ryan “China” McCarney: https://aaadf.org/   Instagram and Twitter: @chinamccarney   Tell Your Story by Ryan “China” McCarney   The Pursuit of Perfection Podcast   All about Ryan “China”: Ryan “China” McCarney is the Vice President of Jaeger Sports, an Arm Care and Mental Training Company located in Los Angeles, CA. In June of 2016, he…

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Episode #5 – How Can I Help My Athlete Stay Injury-Free?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Huddle: Today’s question: How can I help my athlete stay injury-free?   To help answer the question, I’m joined by Dr. Tommy John.  We discuss the rise in sports-related injuries in youth athletes and what we can do to help minimize injury.   Learn about Dr. Tommy John’s 4-part solution: Rethink, Replenish, Rebuild, Recover.   How does the training philosophy in the United States compare with other countries?   How can we make healthy living a lifelong pursuit for the entire family?   Links & References:   You can connect with Dr. Tommy John:  https://www.drtommyjohn.com/   Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide*   All about Dr. Tommy John: With Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University, Dr. Tommy John has over 17 years of health experience.   At the completion of his studies, Dr. Tommy played professional baseball for…

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Episode #4 – Why Do I Need to Understand How the Unconscious Mind Works?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Huddle: Today’s question comes from me! How does my child’s unconscious mind drive their behavior and why does understanding it matter for them (and me) in sports and life?   To help answer my question, Dr. Ruben West, an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, published author and Certified Professional Success Coach joins us.   Understanding how the unconscious mind works by comparing it to the way our immune system works.   How do negative comments affect your child’s subconscious mind?   How repetition will help them train their brains for challenges they will face.   How praising your child for embracing the process (and not the outcome) can make a huge impact in sports and life.   Links & References: You can connect with Ruben West at website: http://www.rubenwest360.com and his twitter handle @RubenWestSpeaks  Dr. West’s Book: Destination Mastery*   All about Ruben: Ruben is a…

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Episode #3 – What Are the Risks of Performance Enhancing Substances and Supplements?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Donald Hooten shares his family’s very personal story about his brother, Taylor, and why his family started the Taylor Hooten Foundation.   Need support in your area? The Taylor Hooten Foundation delivers 150-200 programs a year to help educate young people and their adult influencers about the truths of appearance and performance-enhancing substances.   Specific strategies for talking to kids of all ages about performance-enhancing substances.   How to know what to look for in dietary supplements.   Links & References: You can connect with the Taylor Hooten Foundation at https://www.taylorhooten.org and watch this video about Taylor’s story.   PLAY Stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth. It’s a community outreach program put on by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers (PBATS) in all cities across the U.S. and Canada with a Major League Baseball team. For the past 10 years, the…

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Episode #2 – Practice at Dinnertime? Tips to Ease Mealtime Stress

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Huddle:   Sports Mama, Mhari Turner, asks: One thing I am struggling with…dinner! We usually end up eating in the car or on the field and I need new options! My kids and I are tired of the same packed meals. What can I do to mix it up and to be prepared?   To help us answer this question, we asked Noreen Gallo, a Licensed, Registered Dietitian, who works with athletes of all ages to give us her tips and strategies.   How to keep food prep simple and finding time for food prep.   Freeze it! Cut it! How to Store it! And how to use the “Power of the Platter”.   Stir fry for the win! Fresh vs Frozen?   Links & References: You can connect with Noreen at https://www.yourforeverdiet.com/  and get more tips on her  Your Forever Nutrition Counseling Facebook page.…

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EPISODE #1 – Welcome to the Sports Moms United Podcast

  Welcome to the Sports Moms United Podcast! Because as a sports mom, you are busy. I’m right there with you! So, I want to honor your time by “huddling” with you once a week to talk sports mom strategy.   Every Friday, I will bring on an expert guest to share actionable tools, tips, and strategies with you to help you raise your athlete. I believe, as sports moms, we are strong women from all walks of life raising our boys and girls to become men and women of substance and character through the opportunity in sports.   I believe we want to raise whole athletes…athletes who are nutritionally fit, physically fit and mentally fit and I’m here to bring those resources to you!   And to help us keep it all running smoothly, I’ll also bring on guest experts with tips and strategies, just for us Sports Mamas, to get…

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