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Especially for Athletes (“E4A”) is a movement designed to inspire athletes, and those with whom they associate, to maximize their athletic potential and to use their talents, social influence, and their "Sportlight" to assist and lift others. E4A is seeking to build a culture of athletes focused on changing lives through better use of the attention and influence that accompanies their position. E4A provides education, training and motivational tools to inspire athletes to focus on doing more, and becoming more than just a great athlete.Schools, teams, youth organizations, and individual athletes are encouraged to become E4A certified and join the growing group of athletes of all ages and skill levels including college and professional athletes in committing to the E4A promise and wearing proudly their Eyes Up-Do the Work wrist band.

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United States

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Especially for Athletes (“E4A”) is a movement designed to inspire athletes, and those with whom they associate, to maximize their athletic potential and to use their talents, social influence, and their "Sportlight" to assist and lift others. E4A is seeking to build a culture of athletes focused on changing lives through better use of the attention and influence that accompanies their position. E4A provides education, training and motivational tools to inspire athletes to focus on doing more, and becoming more than just a great athlete.Schools, teams, youth organizations, and individual athletes are encouraged to become E4A certified and join the growing group of athletes of all ages and skill levels including college and professional athletes in committing to the E4A promise and wearing proudly their Eyes Up-Do the Work wrist band.

Twitter:

@E4Afamily

Language:

English


Episodes

109. BYU Great and Current NFL QB Jaren Hall

2/6/2024
In this episode of the Sportlight podcast, we sit down with Jaren Hall, BYU Great and current NFL Quarterback. Jaren shares insights into his transformative journey within the E4A program, discussing how its principles have profoundly influenced his mindset and approach to both sports and life. The conversation delves into the challenges of navigating social media as a professional athlete, with Jaren providing valuable perspectives on maintaining authenticity in the digital age. We explore the sacrifices and dedication required to achieve greatness in the sports realm, offering listeners a candid look behind the scenes of a professional athlete's journey. A touching aspect of our discussion revolves around Jaren's upbringing and the instrumental role played by his parents in shaping his character. From personal anecdotes to the enduring support of his family, Jaren Hall's story serves as an inspiring narrative of resilience, discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. Join us for a compelling episode as we unravel the layers of Jaren Hall's athletic odyssey, shedding light on the impact of programs like E4A on elite athletes' lives. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:24

108. Inspiring Stories and Tips of College Drill Team Dancers

1/16/2024
In this episode of the Sportlight Podcast, join us for an inspiring conversation with talented college dancers hailing from diverse campuses across the state. Explore the intricacies of the high school drill team world as they unveil the secrets of hard work and share invaluable lessons learned from honing their craft. Get ready for an epic episode where these dynamic dancers spill the beans on the wisdom they wish they had known in their younger days, especially while preparing for region and state drill competitions. Dive into insider tips on how high school dancers can set the stage for a future in dance at the collegiate level. Plus, discover the influential power of uplifting teammates and communities through the art of dance, as these performers take center stage and shine their Sportlight! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:27

107. Reframing Daniel Summerhays

12/26/2023
We decided to reframe Episode 88, The Sportlight Podcast, Professional Golfer Daniel Summerhays. We think it is a good idea to pause during this week when we are thinking about the new year and resolutions and all that we want to do better, to also think about all that we love about ourselves. That was taught to us by professional golfer Daniel Summerhays. We hope that you enjoy. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:11

106. World Champion Wrestler Ben Kjar

12/7/2023
On this spotlight podcast we sit down with college all-american and world champion Wrester Ben Kjar. Ben Kjar was born with Crouzons syndrome (a craniofacial anomaly), and as a young boy the doctors told him that he would live a different life.....and that’s exactly what he’s done!! Ben has risen above any of life’s challenges and become a Victor not a victim. He shares with us how he has done so. Ben is Utah Valley University’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 Wrestling All-American. This year, at 40 years old, Ben represented the USA at the World Championships in Greece and became a World Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling and took silver in Freestyle Wrestling. Ben is an international professional speaker and has told his story to millions around the globe, in front of crowds of up to 10,000 people! Ben and his wife, LaCol, are proud parents of 3 beautiful adopted kids which are 4 yrs old and under. Ben believes the real way to become truly wealthy is to travel and experience culture and it’s people. If you can connect with mankind, you will have a rich life. We hope that you enjoy! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:28

105. Chasing Gold: A Conversation with Olympic Hopeful Bradley Nicol

11/14/2023
Join us in this exciting episode of the Sportlight Podcast as we catch up with Olympic hopeful Bradley Nicol. From discussing the core principles of Especially for Athletes (E4A) to diving into the thrilling experience of hurtling down an icy track at 90 MPH, Bradley shares the unique challenges and triumphs of his athletic journey. Learn about the award that holds special meaning for him, and get ready for some lighthearted moments, including sledding advice inspired by the Christmas movie classic, Christmas Vacation. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:08

104. Michael Smith: A Journey in Parenting and Sports

10/31/2023
In this episode of the Sportlight Podcast by Especially for Athletes, we have a captivating conversation with former NBA basketball player and BYU standout, Michael Smith. Join us as we delve into the dynamic relationship between parenting and sports, explore the core principles of Especially for Athletes, and gain valuable insights from Michael's remarkable journey, encompassing both his time as an amateur and professional athlete, and his role as an NBA broadcaster. Discover the wisdom and experiences of a true sports legend in this engaging episode. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:49

103. Softball Coach Payton Day

10/17/2023
In this special episode of The Especially for Athletes Sportlight Podcast, join your host, Shad Martin, as he engages in an enlightening conversation with the remarkable Payton Day. A true standout in the world of high school softball, Payton's journey is filled with triumphs. As a two-time state champion and recipient of the prestigious 'Eyes Up Scholarship' during her senior year, Payton's experiences and insights are bound to inspire. In this engaging discussion, Payton draws from her multifaceted experiences as a player, coach, and biology teacher to share her unique perspectives on the principles of athletics. Her journey exemplifies the core values of leadership, teamwork, and resilience that are essential not only in sports but also in life. This conversation with Payton Day is a testament to the enduring impact of athletics. Whether you're an athlete, coach, or someone looking to gain insights into success and character development, this episode offers a wealth of wisdom. Join us as we explore the transformative power of sports and uncover the profound lessons it imparts, not only on the field but in every facet of life. Tune in for this insightful conversation and leave with a renewed sense of motivation and a deeper understanding of the principles that guide us to success, both in athletics and beyond. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:33

102. E4A Golf Invitational Advice

10/3/2023
Last week, we held the E4A Invitational Golf Tournament at the Black Desert Resort in Ivins, Utah, near St. George. Many professional and college athletes, coaches, business CEOs, presidents, and E4A supporters gathered for the event. During the tournament, we set up a camera on hole #17 and asked this great group of people to give a short answer to two questions. What advice would you give to an athlete who wants to be great? And what advice would you give to an athlete who wants to use their sportlight to help and lift those around them? This advice was recorded and will be featured in this Sportlight Podcast. Enjoy. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:56

101. Celebrating 100 Episodes

9/19/2023
Join us in celebrating a major milestone - our 100th episode! In this special episode of The Sportlight Podcast, hosted by Especially for Athletes, we're taking a trip down memory lane to relive some of our favorite moments and memories from the past century of episodes. Over the course of these remarkable conversations, we've had the privilege of hearing from extraordinary athletes, coaches, and individuals who've shared their unique stories, insights, and wisdom. In this episode, we revisit snippets from some of our standout interviews with incredible guests like Eric Weddle, Tyler Haws, Dilgeet Taylor, Abby Cox, Chad Lewis, Rhyan White, Max Hall, and many more. Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and reminded of the power of sports in shaping lives and creating connections. We're immensely grateful for the incredible journey we've had so far, and we can't wait to bring you more captivating stories in the episodes to come. Tune in to relive the moments that have made The Sportlight Podcast a source of inspiration and motivation for athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. Here's to the next 100 episodes! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:32

100. BYU Golfer Zac Jones on Resilience and Success

9/5/2023
In this insightful episode, join us as we engage in a captivating conversation with Zac Jones, a seasoned golfer from BYU with a wealth of experience under his belt. Our focus centers on the pivotal E4A Core Principle of "Winning the Hour," delving deep into the intricacies of this principle's significance. Through the lens of Zac's remarkable journey, we explore the multifaceted dynamics of achieving success at the college golf level, uncovering the sacrifices and dedication it demands. Join us for an enlightening discussion on resilience, where Zac shares invaluable techniques that empower him to maintain unwavering determination in the heart of competition. Tune in to gain profound insights into the world of college golf and the resilient mindset that drives achievement. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:14

Round Table Deep Dive Exploring the E4A Principles - Panel 2

8/24/2023
In Episode 99 of The Sportlight Podcast, your hosts Dustin Smith and Shad Martin dive deep into the foundational principles of Especially for Athletes alongside a lineup of remarkable guests. Joining the conversation are Elsie Murphy, Administrative Assistant to the Utah State Football Coaching Staff; Allie Bills, Former Pro Basketball player and coach; Eli Ballsteadt, who spent 4 years at UofU Basketball; and Coach Ballsteadt, former coach of Wasatch High School and the driving force behind Utah's Elite League. With a dynamic panel representing various perspectives in the world of sports, this episode delves into the core principles that shape athletes into exceptional individuals. Starting from the concept of the spotlight, the discussion navigates through the significance of principles like Win the Hour, Resiliency, Compete Without Contempt, and Seek to Bless not impress. Join us for an enlightening exploration of these principles that go beyond the game and contribute to personal growth, character development, and fostering a positive sports culture. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:14

Round Table Deep Dive into E4A's Principles

8/8/2023
Join us on The Sportlight Podcast for an enlightening round table discussion led by Especially for Athletes (E4A) founder, Dustin Smith. Our esteemed panel features a lineup of seasoned coaches and former athletes, including Cameron Stewart, Clay Churros, Shad Martin, Ali Bills, Nate Wilson, and Brandon Doman. Delve into the heart of E4A as we dissect its fundamental principles: "Win the Hour," "Resiliency," "Compete Without Contempt," and "Seek to Bless, Not Impress." From personal anecdotes to strategic insights, our panelists share their unique perspectives on how these principles shape character, success, and teamwork on and off the field. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of E4A's transformative impact and discover how these principles can guide athletes, coaches, and individuals towards excellence in sports and life. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith Produced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:37

Dr. Sheldon Martin

7/25/2023
Welcome to another insightful episode of "The Sportlight Podcast" from Especially for Athletes! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with our dear friend, Dr. Sheldon Martin, an expert in Behavioral Health. Together, we delve into a fascinating discussion about the powerful impact of sports on healthy adolescent development. Drawing on research-backed insights, we explore how parents and coaches can effectively utilize sports as a valuable tool in shaping positive growth and character-building experiences for young athletes. However, we don't shy away from the flip side of the coin. Dr. Martin shares valuable insights on the potential pitfalls and detrimental effects that some parents and coaches unintentionally bring into the sports arena. We address common mistakes and behaviors that can hinder the overall growth and well-being of young individuals, helping listeners gain a comprehensive understanding of the dos and don'ts in sports involvement. Join us for an eye-opening conversation that sheds light on the transformative potential of sports in shaping the lives of our youth. Dr. Martin's expertise and wisdom offer valuable guidance for parents, coaches, and anyone invested in nurturing the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of young athletes. Tune in to "The Sportlight Podcast" to discover how to make sports a truly empowering and uplifting experience for the next generation of champions. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:03

Win the Hour

6/27/2023
Welcome to another exciting episode of our podcast! In this episode, we have gathered some of the most inspiring and insightful comments made by our esteemed guests on the topic of "Winning the Hour." Get ready to be motivated and empowered as we bring together these incredible voices to share their wisdom. Join us as we dive into a compilation of powerful insights and perspectives on seizing the moment, maximizing productivity, and achieving success within the span of an hour. Our guests, who come from various backgrounds and industries, share their personal experiences, strategies, and tips for making the most out of each hour in their lives. From renowned entrepreneurs to accomplished professionals, you'll hear firsthand accounts of how our guests have harnessed the power of time management, focus, and dedication to achieve extraordinary results. Discover their unique approaches, routines, and mindset shifts that have propelled them to new heights. Through this special episode, we aim to provide you with a treasure trove of inspiration, motivation, and practical advice. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a busy professional, or someone seeking personal growth, these show notes will offer valuable takeaways that you can apply in your own life. So, get ready to be inspired and empowered as we bring you a collection of remarkable quotes and insights from our esteemed guests on "Winning the Hour." Tune in, absorb their wisdom, and unlock your full potential as you embark on your own journey towards success. Don't miss out on this episode packed with incredible stories and transformative ideas. Join us as we celebrate the power of time and the art of winning the hour. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and ready to conquer your goals. Let's dive in and enjoy this remarkable compilation of wisdom together! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:26

Air Force Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Nicole Heyn

6/14/2023
Welcome to another exciting episode of our podcast! In this week's episode, we have a special guest joining us: Nicole Heyn, the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at the Air Force Academy and a long-time member of Especially for Athletes (E4A). Nicole shares her remarkable journey to the Air Force Academy and the valuable lessons she has learned throughout her career. Tune in as we delve into Nicole's experiences and discover how she has applied the principles of E4A in her life. From embracing the E4A mindset to fostering strong relationships, Nicole exemplifies the power of these principles in achieving success both on and off the court. Join us as we explore Nicole's unique perspective on the importance of teamwork, leadership, and personal growth. Discover how she has leveraged the E4A principles to overcome challenges, build resilience, and make a positive impact in the world of women's basketball. This episode is a must-listen for athletes, coaches, and anyone seeking inspiration from a remarkable individual who has embraced the E4A philosophy. Gain valuable insights from Nicole's journey and learn how to apply these principles to your own life. So grab your headphones and get ready for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Nicole Heyn, where she shares her experiences, wisdom, and the transformative impact of E4A in her coaching career. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin and Dustin Smith Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:52

From College to Professional: Olympic Swimmer Rhyan White

5/30/2023
Welcome to this week's episode of the Sportlight Podcast! In today's show, we dive into the inspiring journey of Olympic Swimmer Rhyan White as she navigates the transition from college swimming to the world of professional competition. Rhyan opens up about the valuable lessons she's learned along the way, offering a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of her career. Join us for an engaging and insightful discussion with the talented Rhyan White. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the dedication and determination required to excel in the competitive world of swimming. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin and Dustin Smith Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:03

NBA Basketball Player and College Great Kyle Collinsworth

5/16/2023
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Sportlight Podcast! In this edition, we have a special guest joining us, none other than NBA basketball player and College great, Kyle Collinsworth. Tune in as Kyle shares his valuable insights on various topics. He emphasizes the significance of focusing on your strengths, highlighting how honing and leveraging your unique abilities can lead to success both on and off the court. But that's not all! Kyle delves into the power of kindness and its transformative impact on individuals, teams, and communities. He passionately discusses the importance of fostering a culture of compassion, empathy, and support, recognizing how acts of kindness can create positive ripple effects that transcend sports and extend into everyday life. In an eye-opening segment, Kyle sheds light on the detrimental effects of trying to be "cool" within schools and communities. He shares his thoughts on how this pursuit of artificial popularity often perpetuates unhealthy dynamics, division, and even a loss of identity. Kyle provides thought-provoking perspectives on the need for authenticity, genuine connections, and the embracing of individuality. Join us as we engage in a captivating conversation with Kyle Collinsworth, gaining valuable insights from his experiences as a basketball player and his inspiring views on personal growth, community building, and the pursuit of a more compassionate world. Don't miss out on this compelling episode that will leave you inspired, motivated, and eager to make a positive impact in your own life and the lives of those around you. Defensive Love: https://defensivelove.com/ Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:46

First Lady of Utah Abby Cox

5/2/2023
On this week's Sportlight Podcast we sat down with the first lady of Utah Abby Cox. We talk about the power impact that athletes can make in the lives of others and the powerful impact service has on the giver. Instagram of Abby: https://www.instagram.com/showuputah/ Podcast: First Lady and Friends https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/first-lady-friends/id1563978023 Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:13

Drug Addiction and Sports with Max Hall (Repeat)

4/18/2023
In this episode we play the speech given at our 2022 E4A Banquet by former BYU great and NFL QB Max Hall. Max shares the details of his heartbreaking fall from NFL QB to the back of a police car. He gives specific warnings to athletes, parents and coaches that will help them stay away from this dangerous and ever more present issue. Please listen to this with someone you love, or share it with an addict that is fighting for their life. It will inspire anyone who listens to it. Check our Max's podcast on addiction, "Agents of Recovery". https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-agents-of-recovery-podcast/id1550462911 Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin & Dustin Smith Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:56

Former Utah Governor Gary Herbert

4/4/2023
In this podcast we talk with former Utah Governor Gary Herbert. We talk about the importance of Sports to the State, we talk about parenting and mental health, the dangers of social media, what he has learned from politics about how we can compete without contempt, how to help the rising generation thrive and so much more. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4Afamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad Martin Produced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:42