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 EP9: Eddie Comeaux on Collegiate Student Athletes
4 days ago
In this episode we discuss
Colin Kaepernick protest
Should more athletes use their platform to address social injustices?
Should Pro athletes advocate for collegiate athletes?
The Sociology of Sport
The rise of crime in athletics
Is there a due process for collegiate athletes?
Why institutions aren’t helping athletes with personal development?
How to help high school athletes transition into college?
This week’s “More Than An Athlete”
3 Things you should know when working with athletes
Dr. Eddie Comeaux, is an associate professor of higher education at the University of California, Riverside. He maintains an active research agenda that examines the college student experience—with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students— and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux has authored two books and more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other academic publications and reports. His research appears in Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, and several other well-regarded academic journals. His research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As well, Comeaux has created and co-produced several narrative documentaries, delivered keynote addresses, and presented more than 100 research papers, workshops, and symposia at higher education institutions and national research conferences. Comeaux’s work has been featured or quoted in the Huffington Post, Forbes, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and many other outlets.
Comeaux teaches courses on college student development theories, intercollegiate athletics, foundations of research, and diversity issues in higher education. He is the co-founder and former Chair of the Special Interest Group, Research Focus on Education and Sport for the American Educational Research Association. In addition, Comeaux serves on several editorial boards. Prior to earning his Ph.D. at UCLA, he was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley in the amateur free draft by the Texas Rangers baseball organization– and spent four year playing professionally.
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