Thu, 17 September 2015
WYC 056 – Sport Sampling - Steve Boyle - Life is 2 Short for Just 1 Sport
Today’s guest is Steve Boyle. Steve is one of the leaders in the sport sampling iniatitive – in 2008 he and his wife Kerry founded a program called 241 Sports which allows kids to sample many different sports over a short period – this program was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play as 1 of 8 model programs in the United States.
One huge idea I took from Steve was in the 1st quarter when he talks about it being OK to be both a parent and a coach on the field with your own kid. Another huge idea was in the 3rd quarter when he discusses over 3,000 post-season letters from his players that he has collected. And in the 4th quarter Steve probably shared one of the most insightful perspectives I have heard about how to approach winning. I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!
Thu, 10 September 2015
WYC 055 – Youth Soccer - Jill Kochanek - PCA Coach of the Year and Communicating without talking
Today’s guest is Jill Kochanek. Jill has been a teacher and girls soccer coach at Oldfields School in Baltimore for 3 years. She was 1 of 25 award winners for the Positive Coaches Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award for 2015. Jill has been involved with and traveled to Nicaragua with the 'Soccer without Borders' program. Jill also just completed her first Ironman Triathlon, and She is now studying for her PHD in Sports Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Two huge ideas I took from Jill were in the 2nd quarter where she shares about how to communicate without talking, and ways to build self confidence in young athletes. I hope you enjoy her insights and stories!