Personal Player Development Podcast
About This Show
Your Host: Brandon Sweeney and Co-host: Dr. Mark Robinson talk about the personal development of the athlete.
The Personal Player Development (PPD)Podcast presents discussions on the issues in the area of personally developing the athlete. The PPD Podcast features athletes and helping professionals who share their knowledge and experience in the personal player development industry.
Why is this important?
Athletes spend much of their time focusing on athletic development and neglect their personal growth. Before we can focus on athletic development we need to concentrate on personal development. Search the internet and social media and you won’t find another podcast dedicated to the personal evolution of the athlete.
Who should listen?
Anyone working with or has and interest in taking a personal approach with a player and developing that player.
Most Recent Episode
PPD EP10: Shawn Lazarus on Spiritual Development
In this episode we discuss
The importance of spiritual development
Should athletes use their sport platform to effect change?
How you should be careful of what you are hearing and watching in the media.
Why athletes should discover purpose beyond sports?
How coaches and personal player development specialist can work together to help athletes improve their lives.
Why there are athletes looking for substance when it comes to spiritual development.
The need for more people to help athletes develop spiritually.
More Than An Athlete of the week
3 Tips for those who want to work with athletes
Shawn Lazarus BIO
Shawn grew up in a town where football was worshipped. He feel in line with the Ohio and Michigan rivalry. He eventually would play for Michigan and become a stand out defensive player. He later signed with Detroit Lions.
Shawn suffered a knee injury with Detroit and it left him answering some questions.
Shawn believed that football would make him a successful man. I indulged in all that that lifestyle had to offer – parties, money, risks, attention, and inappropriate relationships. Those consequences were about to cost me everything and everyone I cared about. That’s when I began realizing that TRUE HAPPINESS and FULLFILLMENT only come through Jesus Christ.
Shawn has been a financial adviser, a juvenile officer, and a business owner since he retired from his playing career. He married his high school sweetheart Molly and since then they have had six children (Olivia, Abram, Ashlyn, Iris, Eden, Maizie) together and he is heavily involved in the Akron/Canton area community through his local church, TEAM JAM, as former Safety City Director each summer in Canal Fulton, and as chaplain of the Akron Rubber Ducks minor league baseball team. President of C3 Crew
Tips for working with athletes & recommended books
Where your gifts and talents meets the world needs is your purpose
Identify needs and significant efforts
Keep track of the people you meet
Bible: Matthew and John
Watch the movie Greater
Other Resources and websites
Twitter @Drmarkppd and @Brandonlsweeney
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