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

5/18/2018
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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 byPeter 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...

Duration:00:15:12

Episode #19 - How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments? with Chas Snowden

5/11/2018
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What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Today’s question:How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments? I’m joined byChas 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...

Duration:00:00:51

Episode # 18 - Can An App Find My Athlete A Scholarship? with Andrew Fair

5/4/2018
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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 byAndrew 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...

Duration:00:17:10

Episode #17 - How Do I Build My Athlete's Confidence? with Jenn Starkey

4/27/2018
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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 byCoach 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...

Duration:00:17:38

Episode #16 - How Can I Talk To My Athletes About Their FEAR? with Christen Shefchunas

4/20/2018
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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 byCoach 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...

Duration:00:18:05

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

4/13/2018
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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 byKrista Horsmon who is a sports mom, former volleyball coach, coach’s wife and a mental performance coach. We discusshow 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...

Duration:00:15:51

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

4/6/2018
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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 byAaron 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...

Duration:00:17:06

Episode #13 - Motivation vs. Mindset: Is One More Important? with Andrew Simpson

3/30/2018
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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 byAndrew 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...

Duration:00:19:49

Episode #12 - How Do I Balance It All As a Busy Sports Mom? with Janis Meredith

3/23/2018
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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 byJanis Meredith a life coach for 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...

Duration:00:17:57

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

3/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:49

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

3/9/2018
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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 byBryan 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...

Duration:00:17:10

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

3/2/2018
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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 byAmy 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...

Duration:00:18:42

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

3/2/2018
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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 byAmy 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...

Duration:00:17:56

Episode #7 - Where's Your Focus As A Sports Mom?

2/23/2018
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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 byDeborah 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...

Duration:00:16:10

Episode #6 - Are You Tuned In to Your Athlete's Mental Health?

2/23/2018
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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 byRyan "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...

Duration:00:17:32

Episode #5 - How Can I Help My Athlete Stay Injury-Free? with Dr. Tommy John

2/16/2018
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What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute 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...

Duration:00:13:49

Episode #4 - Why Do I Need to Understand How the Unconscious Mind Works with Dr. Ruben West, Author of Destination Mastery

2/9/2018
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What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Today’s question comes for 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...

Duration:00:16:14

Episode #3 - What Are the Risks of Performance Enhancing Substances and Supplements? With Donald Hooten, Taylor Hooten Foundation and PLAY Program

2/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:29

Episode #2 - Athlete's Practice at Dinnertime? Tips to Ease Mealtime Stress With Noreen Gallo, RD

2/9/2018
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What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute 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...

Duration:00:16:41

Episode #1 - Welcome to the Sports Moms United Podcast

2/7/2018
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Welcome to the Sports Moms United Podcast! Because as a sports mom, you are busy. I am too. So, I want to honor your time by "huddling" with you once a week to talk 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 to be nutritionally fit, physically fit and mentally fit and I'll also bring on guest experts with tips and strategies just for us Sports Moms to get organizationally fit too. In the...

Duration:00:04:33