46 episodes

Honest discussion about why coaches are some of the most important leaders in our society today, and how they can intentionally and effectively use sports to transform lives!

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Honest discussion about why coaches are some of the most important leaders in our society today, and how they can intentionally and effectively use sports to transform lives!

    David Pollard on being his athletes’ coach for life

    David Pollard on being his athletes’ coach for life

    David Pollard –
    Track & Field, Blue Springs HS
    Vote for Coach of the year here: https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/
    What was shared about Coach Pollard: Coach Pollard has coached at Blue Springs High School for over 28 years, coaching Football, Basketball and Track and Field. He makes a connection with his athletes he coaches, and many of his past athletes still communicate with Coach Pollard. He has looked at his role as a mentor for development and character building. He is patient with the athletes he serves, and also gets the most out of their athletic ability. Since retiring from teaching, David has continued to stay involved in education by substitute teaching and he continues to coach the throwing events at Blue Springs High School.

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    • 32 min
    Jennifer Bartsch on giving and expecting respect

    Jennifer Bartsch on giving and expecting respect

    Jennifer Bartsch –
    Basketball, Track Prairie Star Middle School
    Vote for Coach of the year here: https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/
    What was shared about Coach Bartsch:   When I think of a coach that has changed my life through sports, Coach Bartsch immediately comes to mind. I had the opportunity to play basketball for Coach Bartsch this year. Coach Bartsch has a lot of energy and is a great role model for all of us, showing us how to be confident while reminding us to have fun. I can tell she genuinely cares about every girl on the team. On game days we dressed up as a team in different themes, including Coach Bartsch. She even dressed like us on pajama day and coached the game in pajamas! Sometimes it is hard to have fun at school and there are even days I don’t want to go, but a highlight of every day is to see Mrs. Bartsch. Playing basketball for her made each day better for me and made my 8th grade basketball season awesome!

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    • 34 min
    Emily Meier on the importance of giving opportunities to every level of player on the team

    Emily Meier on the importance of giving opportunities to every level of player on the team

    Emily Meier
    Volleyball, The Lutheran High School
    Vote for Coach of the Year here: https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/
    What was shared about Coach Meier: It is Emily’s goal for each player to feel loved while being pushed to be the best player she can be. Emily also does a great job of getting the team to work together. She puts together team bonding activities during the course of the season and off-season to allow the players to get to know themselves, their teammates, and the coaches. In this way, Emily strives to help her volleyball players to be better teammates who can leave school and be great coworkers who not only value the work they do themselves but the work of their cohorts.

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    • 19 min
    Logan Myers - Rising Star Award Recipient

    Logan Myers - Rising Star Award Recipient

    Logan Myers –
    2022 Rising Star Award Recipient
    Speed & Agility Training, Ignite Your Game What was shared about Coach Myers: Logan quickly formed deep relationships with all of our youth athletes through his easygoing personality, goofy dance moves, and inside jokes. More importantly, he takes a deep interest in the lives of the kids he coaches. He’s often on the sidelines watching their games, taking kids out to lunch, and more. He prays fervently for the kids and their walks with the Lord. Last semester, he got to help lead an athlete that we coached to know Jesus has his Lord and savior. Logan is a one in a million coach that’s changing our community for the better.
    https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/

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    • 28 min
    Bob Ehler on the importance of time giving perspective in coaching

    Bob Ehler on the importance of time giving perspective in coaching

    Bob Ehler
    Volleyball, St. James Academy and MAVs KC
    Vote for Coach of the year here: https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/
    What was shared about Coach Ehler: Bob Ehler is using volleyball to change the lives of countless young women.  He challenges his players; his standards are high but he coaches his girls in a manner that results in his players consistently rising to the occasion. On the court, he pushes players to their limit, but off the court, each and every one of his players knows they matter to him more than any score on a scoreboard. Bob’s care for his players is most evident by the fact that even if players move on to pursue other athletic or academic endeavors, Bob still makes a point to check in with them and their families.  Bob loves volleyball, but he loves his players even more.


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    • 18 min
    Kathy Sawyer on validating players by listening and acknowledging their feelings

    Kathy Sawyer on validating players by listening and acknowledging their feelings

    Kathy Sawyer
    Volleyball, Overland Trail Middle School
    Vote for Coach of the year here: https://communityforcoaches.org/2022-coach-of-the-year-finalists/
    What was shared about Coach Sawyer: Coach Kathy Sawyer is a true champion for her athletes. She has high expectations for her girls and doesn’t allow them to settle for anything but being the best version of themselves on and off the court. While winning is a nice perk, it’s not end all/be all to Coach Sawyer. If her athletes are having fun on the court and are improving their skills, she knows she’s succeeded. OTMS is so lucky to have her on our coaching staff!

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    • 16 min

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