41 episodes

For the Love of Sport takes you into the world of youth sports, giving you a chance to meet and celebrate the volunteers, business owners, and athletes who make them possible.

Each episode offers insight into the behind-the-scenes efforts of parents, coaches, and volunteers who make youth sports possible. It also highlights the successes of the youth sports community, and how that community helps kids become stronger, healthier, happier people on and off the field.

Learn more > https://www.sportsengine.com/for-the-love-of-sport-podcast

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

For the Love of Sport takes you into the world of youth sports, giving you a chance to meet and celebrate the volunteers, business owners, and athletes who make them possible.

Each episode offers insight into the behind-the-scenes efforts of parents, coaches, and volunteers who make youth sports possible. It also highlights the successes of the youth sports community, and how that community helps kids become stronger, healthier, happier people on and off the field.

Learn more > https://www.sportsengine.com/for-the-love-of-sport-podcast

    Sideline Shorts: Integrity Volleyball

    Sideline Shorts: Integrity Volleyball

    Join hosts Simon and Marie in the debut episode of the Sideline Shorts Series on "For The Love of Sport" as they sit down with Integrity Volleyball founders Rafael Lopez & Isabel Domenech at the AVCA Convention. Discover how they are shaping athletes' future through values like respect, character development, and a positive learning environment, both on and off the volleyball court.

    • 27 min
    Molly Solomon

    Molly Solomon

    Join hosts Simon and Marie as they sit down with Molly Solomon, 11-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer and President of NBC Olympics Production. With a career spanning 30 years, Molly has shaped unforgettable sports moments. From her journey as a researcher, to becoming the first female executive producer for a national sports network, Molly shares insights from her day-to-day in and out of the office. Dive in to learn more about her role as a producer and youth sports mom to triplets!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kirsten Jones

    Kirsten Jones

    "For The Love of Sport," hosts Simon and Marie welcome Kirsten Jones, a former Division I volleyball player and Nike executive turned Peak Performance Coach. Kirsten shares valuable insights on parenting for the "long game" in youth sports, emphasizing support, love for the game, and avoiding early specialization. The episode explores the challenges of coaching, maintaining a growth mindset, and Kirsten's journey from volleyball to Nike to so much more.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Holiday Episode

    Holiday Episode

    'Tis the season for a crazy "For The Love of Sport" holiday episode! Get into the festive spirit with hosts Simon and Marie as they unwrap a year of fantastic guests on "For The Love of Sport." Producers Joe and Kelsey join the mix, putting the hosts on the hot seat with fun questions and games. Explore the podcast's origins, relish favorite memories, and play along with a sporty "this or that" segment. With a dash of holiday cheer and a sprinkle of Mariah Carey's holiday tunes, this episode is the perfect way to get into the spirit this season!

    • 37 min
    Rowdy Gaines

    Rowdy Gaines

    Join hosts Simon and Marie in a dynamic "For The Love of Sport" podcast episode featuring the legendary "swimming ambassador" and Olympian Rowdy Gaines. From his youth sports experiences to Olympic triumphs, Rowdy shares exclusive insights into the world of swimming and its growth. As the voice of swimming, he reflects on his career and tackles a rapid-fire round of "This or That." Discover Rowdy's most memorable swim call and the impact of his athletic journey on his children's involvement in sports. It's a captivating blend of stories, values, and sportsmanship from a true icon in the sporting world.

    • 57 min
    Damon Phillips

    Damon Phillips

    Welcome back, dear listener! In this episode of "For The Love of Sport," hosts Simon and Marie sit down with the legendary Damon Phillips, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NBC Sports Group. Damon shares valuable insights on the importance of diversity and inclusivity in youth sports. He reflects on his time with USA Football, offering advice to administrators on coaching certifications and supporting parents and players. Damon also discusses his experiences as a sports dad, providing guidance for new parents considering coaching. And if you are a fan of esports, this is an episode you don't want to miss.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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A must listen for anyone in youth sports

This podcast is an incredible resource (and super fun listen) for anyone involved in youth sports — or sports in general! Marie and Simon are great hosts who asks thought-provoking questions while also providing a lot of humor along the way. Definitely one of my top podcasts!

Geraldtheswagman ,

So much fun!

This podcast is great. The hosts keep it light and fun while having real conversations with amazing guests. The Savannah Bananas EP was top-level entertainment!

EricaJ74 ,

Amazing hosts

Love listening to Simon and Marie! They have such great banter and keep the conversation going with the guests. Great listen!

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