104 episodes

Step onto the field of dreams with the Athlete 1 Podcast, where every episode is a journey of triumph, resilience, and inspiration. Hosted by Ken Carpenter, a 27 year  veteran high school baseball coach with a passion for unlocking the secrets of athletic greatness.
Picture this: you're behind the scenes with top athletes and coaches, taking in their stories of victory and defeat, and uncovering the invaluable life lessons hidden within. From heart-pounding game moments to the quiet struggles of training, each episode offers invaluable of wisdom that resonates with baseball coaches, players,  devoted parents and fans alike.
Join us weekly as we explore the highs and lows of the sports world, dissecting success strategies and sharing practical takeaways that you can implement on and off the field. Whether you're seeking to refine your coaching techniques, elevate your game, or simply bask in the camaraderie of fellow sports enthusiasts, the Athlete 1 Podcast is your playbook for success.
Subscribe now and join our community of champions, because greatness awaits those who dare to chase it.

ATHLETE 1 PODCAST Ken Carpenter

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Step onto the field of dreams with the Athlete 1 Podcast, where every episode is a journey of triumph, resilience, and inspiration. Hosted by Ken Carpenter, a 27 year  veteran high school baseball coach with a passion for unlocking the secrets of athletic greatness.
Picture this: you're behind the scenes with top athletes and coaches, taking in their stories of victory and defeat, and uncovering the invaluable life lessons hidden within. From heart-pounding game moments to the quiet struggles of training, each episode offers invaluable of wisdom that resonates with baseball coaches, players,  devoted parents and fans alike.
Join us weekly as we explore the highs and lows of the sports world, dissecting success strategies and sharing practical takeaways that you can implement on and off the field. Whether you're seeking to refine your coaching techniques, elevate your game, or simply bask in the camaraderie of fellow sports enthusiasts, the Athlete 1 Podcast is your playbook for success.
Subscribe now and join our community of champions, because greatness awaits those who dare to chase it.

    Former MLB Manager Clint Hurdle on Coaching and Communication Today's Players

    Former MLB Manager Clint Hurdle on Coaching and Communication Today's Players

    Ever wondered how a Major League Baseball manager uses intentional ejections to boost team morale? Clint Hurdle, former manager of the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates, shares a treasure trove of stories from his illustrious career, combining humor and wisdom in equal measure. Join us as Clint reveals how his unexpected role in homeschooling his children during the COVID-19 pandemic helped him reconnect with his family in ways he never anticipated. This section is filled with heartfelt...

    • 41 min
    Body Language and Mental Resilience: Secrets to a Winning Baseball Culture - Mike Stafford

    Body Language and Mental Resilience: Secrets to a Winning Baseball Culture - Mike Stafford

    Discover how a winning culture triumphs over a fixation on metrics as Mike Stafford, the distinguished head baseball coach at Big Walnut High School, joins us to share his coaching philosophy. Mike dives into the art of instilling confidence in players and creating a team that can handle the pressures of the game regardless of their future baseball endeavors. From his transition from collegiate to high school coaching, we explore how to build and maintain a team dynamic where players with var...

    • 34 min
    Winning vs. Development: The Travel Baseball Debate with Mike Yinger

    Winning vs. Development: The Travel Baseball Debate with Mike Yinger

    Unpack the complexities of youth travel baseball with Ken Carpenter as we welcome Hall of Fame high school and current travel baseball coach Mike Yinger to the Athlete 1 Podcast. You'll get to the heart of what it takes to raise athletes in today's competitive landscape, from handling financial demands to encouraging multi-sport participation. This episode is not just another play-by-play; it's a candid and valuable playbook for anyone involved in youth sports.Explore the fine line between fo...

    • 53 min
    Inside the Dugout: A Baseball Conversation with Clint Hurdle and an Exploration of Youth Baseball with Mike Yinger

    Inside the Dugout: A Baseball Conversation with Clint Hurdle and an Exploration of Youth Baseball with Mike Yinger

    Season two of the Athlete One Podcast hits the ground running with a double-header that's set to captivate baseball enthusiasts and sports fans alike. On May 15th, tune in for two podcasts to kick off season 2! Take a breather from your routine, and let's huddle up for a fascinating exploration with Clint Hurdle, the esteemed former skipper of the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. We're going off the beaten path, illuminating Clint's storied journey through the major leagues,...

    • 3 min
    Celebrating 100 Episodes With Athletes and Coaches

    Celebrating 100 Episodes With Athletes and Coaches

    As we cross the 100-episode finish line, I, Ken Carpenter, invite you to a celebration of human spirit through the lens of sports. It's more than just a century of episodes; it's a mosaic of victories, heartbreaks, and the resilience that defines both the athlete and the coach. We're pulling back the curtain on the gripping ascension of Tim Dillard to the major leagues, where humor meets the gravity of a lifelong dream unfolding amidst the grandeur of a Washington D.C. stadium. And in the spi...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    600 Wins, Championships and Winning Culture with George Powell

    600 Wins, Championships and Winning Culture with George Powell

    Every seasoned player knows the crack of the bat isn't just about hits and home runs; it's about the life lessons learned on the diamond. Sit back as I, Ken Carpenter, chat with Otterbein University's esteemed baseball head coach, George Powell. Celebrating his 600th career win, Coach Powell doesn't just recount his victories but shares the heart of the game, the mentorship that shapes young players, and the life-changing moments that reverberate far beyond the outfield.Strap in for an emotio...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Buckeyebymarriage ,

Great Podcast hosted by a Great Coach!

Great episode every week

Jrod1997 ,

Love it!

Good stuff Carp! I enjoy listening.

fryertook ,

Awesome

Ken does an awesome job researching his guest and presenting a nice easy listening to presentation.

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