Thu, 18 June 2015
WYC 048 – Youth Sports - Rich Clayton talks eliminating the pressure of mistakes
Today’s guest is Rich Clayton. Rich was a referral from my friend James Leath, who killed it on episode 31 talking mental peak performance. Rich has been coaching, teaching, and an athletic director for the last 16 years in California. He lost both his parents at a pretty early age, so coaches were a huge influence on his life. He grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball, and played Jr. College football. Rich is currently transitioning from a larger school district in California to a newer one - and he is excited about starting all over and developing new systems.
One huge idea I took from Rich was in the 2nd quarter where he discusses how to get kids excited about failing. Another huge idea was in the 4th quarter where he shares the best way to get kids and parents to listen to you. I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!
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Thu, 11 June 2015
WYC 047 – Youth Sports - Kevin Kennedy talks how to tap into pre-game nerves as an energy source
Today’s guest is Kevin Kennedy. I met Kevin when he reached out to me because he shares a similar passion for kids having awesome sports experiences, and we now are in a mastermind group together. Kevin is a personal trainer and runs a gymnastics gym in Paramus, NJ called Kids U. Kevin played many sports growing up, including being a collegiate wrestler and one year of JV collegiate basketball. He also kick-boxed after college. Kevin has a passion for youth sports and coaching the kids the right way.
One huge idea I took from Kevin was in the 2nd quarter where he discusses getting kids to say ‘I can do that’ when teaching them. Another huge idea was in the 3rd quarter where he shares how to switch pre-game nerves from being a bad thing into being something to get excited about. I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!