ARE YOU A PARENT 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.
#036 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Matt Young, Quality Sports Hub
Matt 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. Executive Producer of “No Running” Documentary 2016 & “The Cost of Winning” Documentary 2017
He has presented to the NHL / PGA / Project Play / USOPC / Norwegian Sport Federation and a handful of National, Provincial & Local sport organizations in Canada
Interview with Allon Khakshouri, Mental game of Tennis
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 managed three world #1 tennis players, including Novak Djokovic. He organized his own professional ATP tennis events in three countries that attracted the likes of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.
#034 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with VJ Stanley, Balanced Excellence
VJ Stanley was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school and won the school’s first ever Leadership Award. In his senior year, he received Second All-Star Honors and also played junior hockey for the Rochester Monarchs. He went on to play hockey at Clarkson University,
VJ founded Balanced Excellence as an answer to his family's and friends’ constant questions about the stress associated with their children's participation in youth sports.
Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Joel Franco from Chesapeake Films
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, by age 15, as many as 80% of these youngsters have quit.
The documentary intends to shed new light, perspective and expose the truth to ensure that all those involved in youth sports can join hands and work as one to return youth sports to the children.
Interview with Mark O’Sullivan, UEFA A licensed coach at AIK in Stockholm, Sweden
There is a conflict between how children learn and how modern youth sports elite programs are carried out that is causing an imbalance? Mark also talks about an interview Pavel Datsyuk, the Russian NHL player called the “Magic Man” and the key factor in the research at AIK, is looking how they create motivational climates when it is the children’s inner motivational factors as a key for participation, performance and personal development over time.
Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Richard Shorter, founder of Non-Perfect Dad
The sports world is a high-pressure environment, Richard’s skills and experience mean he is able to probe the tough issues and challenges parents and coaches face, without being judge mental or pushy.
He delivered parent engagement strategy support, sports-parent meetings and coaches CPD on working with parents.