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Kathryn Bertine - Homestretch Foundation and the power of perseverance - NAA Ep3

Episode 3: Kathryn Bertine “I’m all for struggle. In any sport, there’s a wonderful essence of struggle and seeing how good you can be. But struggle and inequality are not the same thing.” For most of us, the phrase “professional athlete” conjures images of a celebrity figure with a seven-figure salary and a full support staff. But the reality for most endurance athletes, particularly women, is much less glamorous - income below the poverty line, out-of-pocket costs for travel and...


Rocky LaRose - Look Beyond Your Dreams - NAA Ep2

"Don't let your dreams limit you." Role models and pioneers in women's sport aren't just players - they're also coaches, administrators, and all-around leaders at every level. In this episode, we talk with one such leader, the inspiring and much-beloved Kathleen "Rocky" LaRose. Rocky began her career in softball at age eight, competing in local summer leagues, and followed the sport to the University of Arizona, where she received one of the university's first full-ride scholarships under...


Dr. Sharon Weiss on self-concept in sport - NAA Ep1

"We have a tendency to assume that if you're great at something, you're also going to feel good about yourself. And those two things don't always line up." What shapes our sense of self - in sport and in life? How can we - as athletes and as coaches, mentors, and parents - foster self-esteem through sport, while also creating space to learn from genuine feedback and failure? In our inaugural episode, Dr. Sharon Weiss shares insight on these questions from decades of coaching and sports...


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