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Steel Sports Podcast
48 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Jim Thompson - The Power of Positive Coaching
Jim Thompson started the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University in 1998 to transform the culture of youth sports. His belief that positive coaching is the key to unlock the best out of young athletes has spread across the country into youth sports organizations and partnerships with major sports and professional coaches. Jim joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss some of his philosophies, growing up a sports fan in North Dakota, why he started PCA and his latest venture into climate change. He is now leading the non-profit organization THIS! Is What we Did, and he talks about the link between climate change and youth sports, and why we need to mold our kids into future leaders now more than ever.
20 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Morgan Stickney - U.S. Paralympian Swimmer
Morgan Stickney had aspirations of becoming an Olympian as a youth swimmer growing up in New Hampshire. However, a foot injury and the discovery of a rare vascular disease derailed those plans. She had her left leg amputated in 2018, and then a year later an injury in her right leg forced Morgan to make the difficult decision to go through another amputation. Morgan wouldn't let these setbacks stop her from achieving her dreams. She got back in the pool, learned how to swim again and set her sights on the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo where she will be representing Team USA. Morgan's grit and perseverance is an inspiration to anyone who hears her story, and she will write another chapter in her amazing journey in Japan.
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Dr. James Paci - Strong as Steel Safety Month
As kids return to play, it's important to keep them on the field or court as opposed to the sidelines with injuries or even worse, the doctor's office. Dr. James Paci, MD is the Director of Orthopedic Surgery for Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, and he has seen a spike of injuries as kids come back from long layoffs due to the pandemic. As part of Steel Sports' Strong as Steel Safety Month, Dr. Paci joins a special edition of the podcast as he shares his tips on coming back to play safely, best practices for avoiding injuries, why overuse and fatigue is a recipe for disaster, his thoughts on MLB and USA Baseball's Pitch Smart guidelines and much more.
27 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Dan McNally - Building a Legacy and Culture
FC Cincinnati's Dan McNally was a successful college soccer coach when an opportunity to start and grow a professional team in the Queen City was presented to him. Now the club's Director of Soccer Operations, Dan joins the Steel Sports Podcast and discusses his leap of faith, bringing a European style fan experience to Cincinnati, the club's path to Major League Soccer and the new soccer-specific stadium opening in May. Once a part of the Steel family, Dan also talks about the life skills and lessons he learned that have helped him succeed as as a coach and with FC Cincinnati.
42 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley - The Power of Sports
1984 Olympic 100m hurdles champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was a powerful force on the track and hasn't slowed down. Now the Head of Community & Impact and President of FundPlay at LeagueApps, Benita is using the power of sports to strengthen communities and provide opportunities to young boys and girls in underserved areas. Benita talks about her careers, the confidence she built through success on the track, being a parent of a high school athlete and much more on the latest episode of the Steel Sports Podcast.
36 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Nancy Lieberman - Breaking Barriers & Leading with Love
Basketball Hall of Famer, legend and pioneer Nancy Lieberman joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss breaking barriers and the struggle with challenging norms not just in sports but also society. Nancy's toughness and determination continues to drive her today to take on new challenges, but that toughness is balanced by empathy and care for others, something she believes is a key component to strong leadership.
35 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Tziarra King - More Than an Athlete
Tziarra King, a forward for the Utah Royals of the National Women's Soccer League, showcases her incredible talent on the pitch, while off it, she uses her voice and actions to spur change and awareness when it comes to social justice and inequality. Tziarra joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss her rise to the professional soccer ranks, her unforgettable pro debut, the issues and causes for which she fights and why she will not "just stick to sports."
25 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Eric Karros - Education Pays Off
Eric Karros enjoyed a 14-year Major League Baseball career, but his road to the show wasn't a slam dunk. Eric joins the Steel Sports Podcast to talk about a variety of topics, including the impact education had on what he achieved on the field and off it as an analyst for FOX Sports. As a father of three athletes, he gives advice that resonates with all parents, and he even taps into his analyst role to break down the Dodgers successful run to the 2020 World Series title.
26 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Bobby Valentine - The Impact Coaches Have on Athletes
Former Major League player and manager Bobby Valentine joins the Steel Sports Podcast for a conversation on the impact coaches have on athletes. Bobby talks about the main influence in his on and off field life, gives advice for coaches starting out in youth sports, and shares what he tried to instill in his players. As a current college athletics administrator at Sacred Heart University, Bobby's input on the current recruiting landscape is a can't-miss for prospective athletes and their families.
26 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Julie Foudy - The Car Ride Home
Soccer legend, broadcaster and mom Julie Foudy joins the show for a conversation on the all-important car ride home and the interactions between parents and their kids. Julie shares her stories and lends advice on navigating the car ride home so it has every chance of being a positive experience.
26 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Steve Jones & Keith Osik - Teaching Integrity When Pros Occasionally Don't Follow the Rules
Steel Sports Director of Coaching Steve Jones and Steel Baseball Coach Developer Keith Osik discuss the challenges of teaching integrity to young athletes when a spotlight is sometimes cast on professionals breaking the rules.
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