257 episodes

A podcast that inspires and empowers youth female athletes to play and live confidently

Alpha Girl Confidence Shay Haddow

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

A podcast that inspires and empowers youth female athletes to play and live confidently

    253. The End of an Era

    253. The End of an Era

    This is the last episode of the Alpha Girl Confidence Podcast. It's been a fun 5 years, but the time has come to shift and move in a different direction.



    In this episode I talk about why I'm stopping the podcast and offer my sincere gratitude for being a supporter and listener of the podcast.

    • 10 min
    252. Lessons from a Professional Team Tryout

    252. Lessons from a Professional Team Tryout

    In today’s episode I share key takeaways that I've compiled from coaching a professional team's open tryouts, including:


    The importance of your energy and attitude
    Your interactions with coaches and teammates
    Responding to mistakes
    Being willing to play different positions



    I know it may not be tryout season for most, but make sure to take notes as these crucial intangibles can make a significant impact on your results during tryouts.

    • 12 min
    251. Regaining Confidence After Injury

    251. Regaining Confidence After Injury

    In today’s episode I answer a question from one of our listeners on how to get your confidence back after a long injury.

    This is the most in depth episode that I’ve done on the podcast I where I discuss how to put yourself in the best position possible to step back onto the field/court with confidence.

    In this episode you’ll learn:


    The importance of staying in shape while injured
    How to shift your perspective to come back stronger
    How to use visualization during the injury process
    The importance of trusting and listening to your body
    How to navigate the fear of getting re-injured

    Want your questions answered on next month’s podcast? Submit your questions here

    Visit the new website: https://shayhaddow.com/

    • 23 min
    250. Lauren Fleshman: Unpacking Puberty, Performance, and Eating Disorders in Female Athletics

    250. Lauren Fleshman: Unpacking Puberty, Performance, and Eating Disorders in Female Athletics

    In today’s episode, I sat down with Lauren Fleshman who is one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time, a mom, entrepreneur, coach, and author of the best sports book of 2023, Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World.

    In this convo, we delve into thought-provoking topics surrounding gender equality in sports, the impact of puberty on athletic performance, and the prevalence of disordered eating habits among female athletes.

    Lauren candidly shares her personal experiences and insights, offering valuable advice for coaches and parents on addressing these critical issues. From dissecting societal myths to advocating for a more holistic approach to athlete well-being, this episode is an enlightening and empowering discussion for athletes, coaches, and parents.

    Connect with Lauren on IG: @fleshmanflyer Website: https://www.laurenfleshman.com/

    Order Good for a Girl: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Girl-Woman-Running-World/dp/0593296788

    Order 25 copies of Good for a Girl (paperback edition) for your team or book group to receive a direct Zoom call with Lauren: https://800ceoread.com/coupons/redeem/goodforagirlzoom

    • 44 min
    249. Best of 2023: (Repost) Breaking Barriers in Women’s Sports with Alyssa Nakken, SF Giants

    249. Best of 2023: (Repost) Breaking Barriers in Women’s Sports with Alyssa Nakken, SF Giants

    Welcome to the last episode of 2023!! In today’s episode, I wanted to repost our most popular guest episode of 2023 with Alyssa Nakken, coach of the SF Giants (MLB).

    In this episode we talked about:


    Her journey from D1 softball to coach in the MLB
    How she navigates being the media and being only female on an all male coaching staff
    How getting out and moving in nature is one of her non-negotiables for staying grounded
    Advice for coaches and parents on how to help players get out of slumps
    The importance of giving kids autonomy in their sports journey
    How confidence has played a role in her ability to coach and pave the way for girls
    Advice for young girls who want to break barriers and follow their own path

    Resources:

    📚 Read my book “She the Confident” https://www.amazon.com//dp/1676894888

    💪 Hire me to work with your team/club: https://www.alphagirlconfidence.com/team-consulting

    • 59 min
    248. Stop Following The Crowd: Do You, Be You

    248. Stop Following The Crowd: Do You, Be You

    In today’s episode, I talk about the importance of trusting yourself, thinking for yourself, and embracing your weirdness vs. following trends in order to “fit in” with the crowd.

    In this episode you’ll learn:


    Why being different and weird is something to be proud of
    The benefits of choosing your own path and thinking for yourself
    Questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to follow the crowd or do your own thing

    COACHES! Attending the United Soccer Coaches Convention? Register here and use promo code “ALPHA24” when checking out

    Resources:

    📚 Read my book “She the Confident” https://www.amazon.com//dp/1676894888

    💪 Hire me to work with your team/club: https://www.alphagirlconfidence.com/team-consulting

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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I KNOW HER!!!!

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-Sarah XD

Chaos Coach ,

Male coach lost with U13 girls

This podcast and Shay have been the best thing I’ve found to help me coach my daughter’s U13 travel team! I can’t get enough of this info,thanks!

etay86 ,

Great advice!

My daughter’s and I love to listen to this podcast together. We often listen on our long commutes to practices. The topics of the episodes are so relevant and the info has enabled the start of great discussions between us and given us a language to talk about the complex emotions competing brings to the surface. Even my daughter’s soccer coach has noticed a difference in her attitude and toughness. We are very grateful for your heart Shay!

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