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ARE YOU A PARENT OR COACH WITH A CHILD PLAYING SPORT? Listen to educated people around the world on the topic of youth development in sport. No 1 reason children start playing sport is because it is fun but a staggering number of kids leave sports because they stopped having fun. Why? These and many other questions about youth development in sport are discussed in this series. Come on! Join me it's a lot to learn about this.
 
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Johan is also an ex professional table tennis player, representing his country Sweden. After being a sport psychologist in FC Kopenhagen and Djurgarden IF, 2 professional soccer clubs, he spent 10 years being responsible for sport psychology in Swedish FA. During this time, he also worked on special projects with Swedish Olympic Committee and other…
 
Dr Josephine Perry is a chartered psychologist working with those in sport and on the stage and in business to help them overcome their barriers to success, so they can achieve their goals. Josephine has a background in communications and behaviour change, having worked for many years in journalism, marketing, public relations and crisis communicat…
 
A world first youth sport podcast episode with 3 teens, 2 girls and 1 boy. It is always adults who tell us what kids & Teens want in sport, but how about speaking to them directly and listen to what they have to say. In this episode, I have found 2 amazing 15 & 16 year old girls from here in Adelaide, Australia and a 16 year old boy from New Jersey…
 
Welcome to part 2 and the last part of this amazing conversation with VJ Stanley, Balanced Excellence. In this episode we continue the conversation from ep40 about puberty and sport. If you have not heard part 1, I recommend you listen that episode first as some references may not make sense otherwise. Towards the end, I will mention a free gift fr…
 
VJ Stanley was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school and won the school’s first ever Leadership Award as an athlete, VJ won the high school hockey league scoring title as a junior and was a First All-Star Selection. In his senior year, he received Second All-Star Honors and also played junior hockey for the Rochester Monarchs. He went on to …
 
Paige is a sports and fitness enthusiast. She uses a process called Performance Neuro Training which is a combination of sports psychology, Brainspotting, and hot & cold photobiomodulation laser-light therapy. Her current practice philosophy combines a variety of techniques including clinical social work, exercise and neuroscience, and health and w…
 
Hernan Chousa is an author from Argentina. He lives in Buenos Aires, and he runs his zinc flake coating business as the CEO of Chousa SRL. Unplugged is his first novel where he could fuse two passions: music and writing. He also published “My Son the Tennis Player” and “How to Help Your Kid Succeed in Sports”. Former professional tennis player in h…
 
The buzzword most often associated with high performing teams is "chemistry". Chemistry is formed through connection, and at the heart of connection is communication. Betsy understands that language is the most powerful tool we possess, and that elevating our communication skills gives us a competitive advantage in any arena. As a former coach with…
 
Matt was introduced to the power of sport by a teacher who helped him use sports as a conduit to self-actualization. He have spent the last 25 years learning, coaching, mentoring, and experiencing the positive impact sport can have on lives. He is Guinness World record holder fastest bike relay across Canada-2007 & TEDx Stanley Park Speaker 2015. E…
 
Despite the odds being stacked against Allon, he was determined to change his fate. From a struggling kid, with various disabilities, to fulfilling a childhood dream and managing some of the world’s best tennis players, Allon put his career success down to developing the mental toughness and passion he saw from tennis players, from a young age. He …
 
VJ Stanley was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school and won the school’s first ever Leadership Award. As an athlete, VJ won the high school hockey league scoring title as a junior and was a First All-Star Selection. In his senior year, he received Second All-Star Honors and also played junior hockey for the Rochester Monarchs. He went on to…
 
Joel Franco is using his passion in film making in producing a documentary about youth sport “Where our children play”. Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport — that's a total of about 45 million kids. By age 15, as many as 80% of these youngsters have quit. The documentary intends…
 
Mark O’Sullivan is a UEFA A licensed coach and is head of youth development for 8-12 at AIK in Stockholm, Sweden and is part of their Research and Development department. Mark is currently doing PhD Research Sheffield Hallam University, UK, which centers around designing learning environments in youth football. Mark has also worked as a consultant …
 
Born in Argentina, Marcos Flores, had a great career in professional football in Union de Santa Fe between 2001 and 2003 where he began his professional career, then Newell’s Old Boys and he also played in Curico Unido. He signed for the A-League club Adelaide United in Australia, where he achieved the player of the year in 2011 (Johnny Warren Meda…
 
Ben is a young football coach based in Brisbane, Australia. Just off the back on spending the last 9 months in Uganda, East Africa working at a football academy called Football for Good. Currently studying a masters at the Queensland University of Technology and the tutelage of Ian Renshaw and Brendan Moy. He runs a YouTube channel, ‘Opposite Direc…
 
Player Development Project is an online learning platform and collaborative project designed to bring together top coaches and experts from around the world. PDP was founded to bridge the gap between research and practice as well as showcase the work of top practitioners from around the world of football and other sports. Their goal is to aggregate…
 
Hall of Famer & mother of 8, Joey Peters has 110 caps for Matilda’s, including 3 World Cups (’99, ’03 & ’07) & One Olympic Games (2004) and she scored 28 goals for the Matilda’s. She played in USA, Brazil, and my birth country Sweden Retired from pro football ’09 and continued as a Development Coach for International Football School for 6 years on …
 
Reed Maltbie does not really need an introduction, he is a Mentor in youth sport and coaching. With two Masters degrees, one in Early Childhood Learning & one in Sports Psychology, Reed understand children and what is going on in their brains while growing up to become adults. He is the Creator of “Coaching code” podcast & Raising Excellence, He di…
 
Sports Mum of 8, Outreach Coordinator at MVP Leadership Academy and owner and founder at Sports Mom Essentials. Stacie run her own podcast “Eating curve balls for breakfast” 50:08 min episode Overview: 2:10 Introducing Stacie Mahoe 4:00 Stacey’s story is amazing referring to her 8 teachers and how she has seen families falling apart from their chil…
 
Richard is a young (26years old), passionate and innovative coach from North Wales, UK. He continually strives to improve his level of knowledge working within a sporting environment in an attempt to fulfill individual(s) potential. With 7 Years of coaching experience, working an array of ages (U6 > Seniors), and abilities, cultures and backgrounds…
 
Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach for all age levels from 7-year olds to Adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He is the author of two books, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of chi…
 
Ruth Nicholson is an internationally-certified professional facilitator, mediator, and organizational alchemist. She specializes in helping clubs design board processes and club operations to provide more effective support to coaches, teams, and players. Ruth is also the co-creator of the 2019 GO! Chase Excellence Think Tank to Improve Youth Sports…
 
Glen Mulcahy is a professional speaker & coach, mentor with a down to earth flair who shares his knowledge from a lifetime of involvement in multiple sports as athlete, coach and parent. Glen is passionate about sharing what he has learned to “bring the game back to the kids”, while leading others to do the same Glen grew up playing multiple sports…
 
Janis is a family coach for all families, but has extensive experience coaching families with children who play sports. She was a coach's wife for 29 years, a sports mom for 21 years, and is now a mom to two coaches, and a mother-in-law to one. She loves to see families thrive through all their seasons, in and out of youth sports. You can learn a l…
 
Ryan Krzykowski has Director of Community for Coaches since 2008, a group based in Kansas City that provides training and mentoring for athletic coaches at all levels of sport 42 years old Married to Erica, four sons ranging from 18 to 10 years old teach High School Math in addition to leading CFC. Ryan is raised in Southwest Florida, played many s…
 
I saw Jenn’s email address on an email I got from Reed Maltbie, (Coaching Code and Way of Champion podcasts). I didn’t know who Jenn were, but I watched an interview with her. I was so impressed with her approach to coaching kids and she demonstrated some tricks to get kids to expand their “can do thinking”. I had to have her on Off the Pitch with …
 
Interview with Brian Barlow, father and soccer referee in Oklahoma, US. He was sick of parents abusing referees, so he started a Facebook Page called Offside sharing videos of abusive parents. This created a massive media attention by CBS, NBC, Today, Forbes, Inside, Fox News and many more. This time he shares how it is with Off the Pitch with Acti…
 
I caught up with Raff for a coffee before the 2018 Adelaide season. Raff began playing football at the age of 9 at school level in Adelaide. One of the highlights with Campbelltown City was winning the rising star award in the first season. He enjoyed 3 seasons there and was offered a trial in the Hong Kong Premier League midway through 2012. After…
 
I came across a video clip from Sunrise on Channel 7, Australia about parents behaviour in youth sport in Australia. My guest Oliver Brecht, completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of South Australia before returning to Sydney and completing his Masters of Professional Psychology at the University of Wollongong. During this…
 
Steve has been coaching for over 10 years, running Inclusion Coaching. Steve spent 4 years, between 2012 and 2016 as part of the coaching team in the Academy at Championship club Bristol City FC. He has also coached at tier 9 of the football pyramid with Witney Town FC in the Hellenic Premier Division, tier 10 with Devizes Town FC (First Team, Rese…
 
About Mark O’Sullivan is a UEFA A licensed coach at AIK in Stockholm, Sweden. Mark delivers Swedish FA coach education courses and has run many youth social projects, has his own blog – Footblogball – and is currently doing PhD research in to designing learning environments in youth football. Mark has also worked as a consultant for the Canadian FA…
 
Never Lose Sight of Your Passion and Dreams was the headline of my interview with Christian Sotira (DOB 2001) and his parents, Sergio & Adriana and sister Alessia, in July 2017. Now living in Italy, I caught up with Christian while on holiday in Australia. We had a chat about the difference between Australia and Italy from a football perspective. W…
 
Skye is the founder of the Soccer Parenting Association (SoccerParenting.com), with a mission of elevating the game by engaging, educating, supporting and advocating for youth soccer parents. Skye is a sought, after speaker for parents, coaches, clubs and players. A former professional player, Skye was a collegiate and youth All-American goalkeeper…
 
With nearly 30 years of experience as an educator/coach and two master’s degrees (one in sport psychology and one in Early Childhood Education), Coach Reed has a wealth of practical experience and scientific research that he draws on to help athletes, coaches, and parents find more effective ways to navigate the youth sport environment. Since the r…
 
Today I welcome Michael Matricciani back to Off the Pitch with Active for a 2nd time. This episode was recorded back Jan 2018 when he was the owner of Soccajoeys, a non-competitive football program for 2.5-8-year old’s. We are now in May ’18 and he recently sold it after 5 years as the Owner/Director so he could focus more on his coaching and his p…
 
I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children. This is something I like to share with other like minded parents. In this episode, I am very fortunate to be talking to Dr. Jennifer Fraser, PhD I heard Dr. Jennifer Fraser for the first time on Reed Maltbie’s podcast the “Coaching Code” Dr. Jennifer Fraser …
 
Picture this in your mind "When life is busy and great, you got a lovely wife or husband, beautiful kids. Work is going great, perhaps you love coaching or helping out your children’s club on your free time. You just had a mile stone birthday and recently became a Grandparent, possibly the greatest gift any parent can get. And it gets better, you a…
 
3:00 Introduction and background of Train Ugly 8:30 Concept of the Jungle and Zoo tiger and how he uses this concept with schools and Fortune 500 companies 15:45 It started with a dream 19:30 Times has changed but the brain have not, is the start of discussions about Train Ugly videos. Development is rapid all around us but is the way we are using …
 
3:00 Introduction to John O’Sullivan 5:30 Why are kids leaving sport? 9:50 Changing the Game Project 15:00 Amanda Visik’s study into why children play sport 21:30 How can parents help and how can we return the ownership of youth sport to our kids 39:00 Coaches are generally busy parents who wants to help, what does it take for coaches to develop 42…
 
1:01:56 minutes podcast. In my journey of learning how we can make it better for our children when playing sport, I was fortunate to spend some time with Michael Matricciani. High Performance Coach Australian College of Sport, FFSA NTC U17 Girls Head Coach & Owner Soccajoyes SA 0:00 Introduction 6:55 min: Michael talks about his background and pass…
 
I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children. I am very lucky to have develop a great working relationship with Gordon MacLelland. His company are providing a critical support to the Yellow for Yelling program by adding educational value to parents. Gordon, a Sports scientist and Teacher work with organ…
 
In the first 16 minutes episode of “Off the Pitch with Active”, host Ken talks about the reason behind the show and what listeners can expect. Ken share short clips from interviewing a few distinguish guests; Gordon MacLelland, Sport scientist and qualified teacher and CEO of Working with Parents in Sport. Michael Matricciani, High Performance Coac…
 
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