100 episodes

Bright lights, centre court, multimillion dollar contracts and adoring fans. That’s what most of us imagine when we think of the world of professional athletes. But what is the story behind the images? What does the road to stardom look like? What does it take to get there? Who better to answer these questions and many more, than the moms who were there every step of the way.“Court-Side Moms” is the first of its kind to focus solely on the experiences of professional basketball player’s mothers, giving us a new perspective on the lives of some of our favorite athletes. We explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of those moms who have watched their children join the elite world of pro sports. The joys, the challenges, the heart aches, the big and small moments that transformed their lives and those of their children. No one understands this better than Wendy Sparks, the mother of Toronto Raptors Center, Khem Birch and the host of Court-side Moms. Wendy will sit down with other basketball moms to hear their stories, creating the first platform for moms to kick back and chat about their kids, and to discuss the reality of raising high performance athletes.

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    • 5.0 • 130 Ratings

Bright lights, centre court, multimillion dollar contracts and adoring fans. That’s what most of us imagine when we think of the world of professional athletes. But what is the story behind the images? What does the road to stardom look like? What does it take to get there? Who better to answer these questions and many more, than the moms who were there every step of the way.“Court-Side Moms” is the first of its kind to focus solely on the experiences of professional basketball player’s mothers, giving us a new perspective on the lives of some of our favorite athletes. We explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of those moms who have watched their children join the elite world of pro sports. The joys, the challenges, the heart aches, the big and small moments that transformed their lives and those of their children. No one understands this better than Wendy Sparks, the mother of Toronto Raptors Center, Khem Birch and the host of Court-side Moms. Wendy will sit down with other basketball moms to hear their stories, creating the first platform for moms to kick back and chat about their kids, and to discuss the reality of raising high performance athletes.

    Justin Champagnie's mom, Christina Champagnie

    Justin Champagnie's mom, Christina Champagnie

    Justin Champagnie's mom, Christina Champagnie

    • 40 min
    Janie Williams, Mother of Patrick Williams

    Janie Williams, Mother of Patrick Williams

    Wendy sits down with Janie Williams, mother of Patrick Williams to discuss his rise to a professional athlete! From North Carolina, to Florida State to the NBA with the Chicago Bulls. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Changing the Culture of Sports

    Changing the Culture of Sports

    Physical and Psychological abuse is real amongst athletes and it is time to stand up and be fearless and change the culture.
    In this episode Wendy shares examples of how athletes are
    being bullied and abused and talks about how this must change

    • 11 min
    Sanciarhea Jones mother of Brionna and Stephanie Jones

    Sanciarhea Jones mother of Brionna and Stephanie Jones

    As a mother who loves basketball as much as her children do, Sanciarhea shares her joy of navigating her kids to becoming professional basketball players!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Fans and Families of Professional Players

    Fans and Families of Professional Players

    Security at games needs to tighten up more for families of professional players. Wendy shares her thoughts about a recent incident and about making a change.
    Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/courtsidemoms/
     

    • 6 min
    The Offseason

    The Offseason

    What does an offseason look like for these athletes once they’re done? For some it’s a way to get away from the travel and craziness of the life of pro basketball. Also we give you some insight into Wendy’s life!
    Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/courtsidemoms/

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

tay18553900 ,

A thoughtful important podcast!

Wendy is so thoughtful and kind in her interviewing. I’m so glad a podcast like this exists, especially since it’s hosted by one of my favourite raptors moms! Such a treat!

There is without a doubt a need for more women’s voices in basketball, in sports in general. These moms contributions to their children, especially in elite level sports is massive: long drives, unconditional support and so much more. It’s so beautiful to be able to understand a player and their life better through their mother with this special podcast. Its always important to appreciate all the moms out there and their undying love and contribution to their children and who they grow up to be.

tfcgooner ,

Great perspective

This is the type of podcast that gives you a point of view that just isn’t available at the moment. Terrific insights at the very least. Bravo!

Lord Yurp ,

Perfect idea!

This podcast has shown to be the only podcast focusing on NBA/WNBA mothers. Very cool concept!!

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