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Welcome to Just Go Play! I'm Matt Young, and I'm Daryl Devonish, and we are the founders of Just Go Play. Our mission - to help listeners to create a positive youth sports experience. As life long coaches and lovers of sport, we've seen the appearance of a widening gap in how youth sport training should be approached and how it is actually being executed in the field. The result, a steady decline in youth participation levels. It's time to turn the tide and with this podcast we hope to deliver for you solutions that will help you, your kids and their coaches develop positive sports experiences that change lives. Thanks for tuning in!

Welcome to Just Go Play! I'm Matt Young, and I'm Daryl Devonish, and we are the founders of Just Go Play. Our mission - to help listeners to create a positive youth sports experience. As life long coaches and lovers of sport, we've seen the appearance of a widening gap in how youth sport training should be approached and how it is actually being executed in the field. The result, a steady decline in youth participation levels. It's time to turn the tide and with this podcast we hope to deliver for you solutions that will help you, your kids and their coaches develop positive sports experiences that change lives. Thanks for tuning in!
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Welcome to Just Go Play! I'm Matt Young, and I'm Daryl Devonish, and we are the founders of Just Go Play. Our mission - to help listeners to create a positive youth sports experience. As life long coaches and lovers of sport, we've seen the appearance of a widening gap in how youth sport training should be approached and how it is actually being executed in the field. The result, a steady decline in youth participation levels. It's time to turn the tide and with this podcast we hope to deliver for you solutions that will help you, your kids and their coaches develop positive sports experiences that change lives. Thanks for tuning in!

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English


Episodes

Sport Strength and Conditioning

7/8/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl interview Rick Howard, NSCA Godfather. Rick shares his expert knowledge on the importance of strength and conditioning training in youth athletes in order to unlock dormant potential. He explains how a stronger athlete is a more confident athlete, able to perform at levels that would otherwise not be possible. He also dispels the myths around youth and strength training to reveal a pathway for long-term progression.

Duration:00:14:41

Is My Kid Elite?

7/3/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl discuss a question they get a lot from parents which is, how do I know if my child is at the participation level or high performance level when it comes to sports? They lay out the criteria that should be used in making this determination and temper parental expectations that can become a detriment in long-term development and potentially turn their kids off of sport.

Duration:00:15:21

Engaging Sport Parents

7/1/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl interview Gord McLelland, the founder of Working with Parents in Sport. Gord does a fantastic job of explaining the root cause of poor parental behaviour when it comes to participating in their kid's sports, from environmental factors to latent learned behaviours form their own experiences. He helps to identify potential pitfalls and how to avoid them to more healthily participate in your child's sport development.

Duration:00:18:10

The Death of Physical Education

6/26/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl interview Glenn Young, educational change and healthy living consultant who helps with physical education curriculum for schools in New York, Washington, California, Colorado, Montana, British Columbia and China to name a few. He helps to paint the landscape on the current state of physical education in schools and what steps can be taken to correct the downward trajectory.

Duration:00:16:00

The Importance of Free Play

6/24/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl discuss the importance of children's free play in the development of motor skills need for sports participation and its impact on helping to cultivate healthy social interactions and the ability to self-govern through conflict resolution.

Duration:00:14:57

What's Hurting Sport Participation

6/19/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Daryl discuss the factors they are seeing from around the world that are contributing to lower sport participation numbers amongst today's youth. The discussion starts to focus on leadership flaws to be on the lookout for and provides recommendations on how to foster better results.

Duration:00:15:07

Why Just Go Play?

6/17/2019
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Welcome to the Just Go Play Podcast where we look to develop and promote a positive youth sports experience. In this inaugural episode we reveal why we created Just Go Play, what it is and who it's for.

Duration:00:14:36