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PODCAST: John O’Sullivan – Author of Changing the Game : Making youth sports sane and fun again

John O’Sullivan, a former high level soccer player and youth coach says youth sports are broken. He’s on a mission to change how youth sports become a ultra competitive , adult centered enterprise that has taken the fun and ‘play’ out of ‘play ball’ and how to fix it.   

Kids say the want sports to first be fun. And it’s far from being that, as injury rates are skyrocketing and 70 % of kids are dropping out of organized athletics by the age of 13.

John is advocating  that coaches and parents join in to shift the paradigm in youth sports by learning to listen to their kids, be more patient with them, allowing them to fail, and being more grateful. These subjects and many other make this a most listen if you have kids in sports and even if you don’t. Right on John!

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By | 2018-05-21T22:23:32+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

PODCAST: Sue Bird – A Sports Icon’s Tips for Optimizing Body/Mind Potential

Sue Bird is a sports icon. She’s now the oldest starting player in the WNBA, and the Seattle Storm star wants to keep playing at the highest level possible.

She played college ball at the University of Connecticut and, during her time there, they lost only four games in four years. With the Storm, she was a key figure in winning two WNBA championships over the fifteen years she’s played there. And did I mention she’s also won four gold medals in four Olympic games?  

In this episode we’ll find out Sue’s secrets to keep optimizing and evolving her training gameplan, both mentally and physically, to stay in the game at peak levels. She shares how sweeping changes in her diet led to more energy and faster recovery time. You’ll also hear her story about learning the importance of staying level-headed during times of injury and recovery.  

As a result of her long career and her ability to seek out changes to keep her body and mind finely tuned and vital, she has a wealth of knowledge which is applicable to all Life Athletes who want the same results.

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iTunes: http://bit.ly/LAitunes

Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/LAsoundcloud

Stitcher: http://bit.ly/LAStitcher

By | 2018-05-01T10:44:12+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

PODCAST: Sue Falsone – How she broke the barrier: Becoming the first female head trainer in MLB history

Sue Falsone broke a huge barrier when she became the first female head athlete trainer in the history of MLB.  Her story of how she went from a consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers to the head trainer position is not only inspiring but a testament to the how she was accepted by the players. She got results.  

In this episode we’ll find out her view on current recovery techniques, which ones work and those that don’t.  You’ll also hear her story about learning the importance of sleeping for feeling more energy. And her take on the new trend of the growing use of technology and data in sports to win more games.

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iTunes: http://bit.ly/LAitunes

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Stitcher: http://bit.ly/LAStitcher

By | 2018-04-23T17:47:22+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

PODCAST: Joe McConaughy – Pushing Beyond Limits & Setting a World Record

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy is an ultra marathon runner. Who would have thought that with only one ultra marathon event under his belt he’d be prepared break a world record in his next ultra event. But he did.

On August 31st, 2018, he destroyed the record for covering the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail in just over 45-days. And he did it unsupported. Yep, with no help.

His story is one of the perseverance and fortitude, which is obviously required for a physically intense endurance race. But it’s also a great reminder of how the path towards realizing our deepest desires and goals never quite goes as planned.

Listening to his light hearted recounting of his epic accomplishment can only re-instill the sense of “I can” in all of us, one step at a time.

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By | 2018-04-23T18:00:06+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments