7 episodes

Helping parents raise happy, healthy, and successful athletes.



Ilovetowatchyouplay.com is the preeminent website for parents of kids playing sports. Join sports media veteran and parent Asia Mape as she interviews experts about the issues youth sports parents face. If you are trying to find balance in this crazy world of athletics while still wanting to help your kid gain an edge, this is the podcast for you.

ILOVETOWATCHYOUPLAY.COM Asia Mape

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

Helping parents raise happy, healthy, and successful athletes.



Ilovetowatchyouplay.com is the preeminent website for parents of kids playing sports. Join sports media veteran and parent Asia Mape as she interviews experts about the issues youth sports parents face. If you are trying to find balance in this crazy world of athletics while still wanting to help your kid gain an edge, this is the podcast for you.

    Podcast: Fuel Your Athlete For Success

    Podcast: Fuel Your Athlete For Success

    Fuel Your Athlete For Success (49 Minute watch/listen- Subjects discussed in order below)

    Fuel your athlete for success. We are asking and demanding so much of young athletes these days, yet, they don't have the knowledge or understanding of basic nutrition; 40% of athletes don't even eat breakfast. Sports Nutritionist Tavis Piattoly helps us sort through fact and fiction to give parents and athletes an actionable plan to help them succeed. Piattoly is the former New Orleans Saints, Pelicans, and Tulane Athletic dietician and the Co-founder and Director of Sports Nutrition for My Sports Dietitian (www.mysportsd.com) and the Eat2Win Nutrition App. Youth sports parents, this is a podcast you don't want to miss.

     



    The interview is also available on our podcast (see above), iTunes, and Spotify. 



    (The contents of these videos and podcasts are not to take the place of your health care provider; always consult with your doctor first. The opinions expressed by our experts do not necessarily reflect those of Ilovetowatchyouplay. )



    Topics Covered 



    -Convincing youth athletes nutrition is important

    -Stop demonizing food — there is no good or bad

    -What should youth athletes be eating & what should they stay away from?

    -Traditional carbs vs. “healthier” options (e.g., white rice vs. brown rice)

    -Gameday eating guidelines

    -Eating prior to a game - how much and when? (Gameday eating guidelines continued)

    -Is caffeine okay for youth athletes prior to a competition?

    -How important is hydration, and how much should athletes drink?

    -Can you drink too much water?

    -What counts as a fluid in terms of hydration?

    -Recovery drinks 

    -Importance of electrolytes

    -Is there a danger of drinking too many electrolytes? (Be cautious of high potassium and low sodium drinks.)

    -There is no “one size fits all” approach to sports nutrition

    -Examples of carbs, protein, and fats to eat before training or competing

    -Protein powder supplementation for kids (viewer question)

    -Eat 2 Win app & My Sports Dietician

    -Nutrition during injury

    -Guidelines for gaining and losing weight

    -Healthier fast food options

    -What credentials should youth sports parents look for when searching for a sports dietician?

    -The healing powers of food

    -Wrap-up and contact information



    Contact Us



    Reach Tavis Piattoly at Instagram @Tavis Piattoly & Twitter @Tavis Piattoly, Mysportsd.com



    Follow Dr. Sam Maniar at Centerforpeakperformance.com and Twitter @sam_maniar



    Follow Asia Mape and ILTWYP here.



     



    Check out more in-depth discussions on the topics that matter most to parents in youth sports:



    Sleep: One of the most important factors in keeping your child healthy and successful in school and sports



    How to protect your child from addiction



    Everything a sports parent needs to know about concussions, including what predisposed conditions lead to them

    • 48 min
    Podcast: High Performance For Youth Athletes

    Podcast: High Performance For Youth Athletes

    High Performance For Youth Athletes (54 Minute watch/listen- Time Stamps below to jump to topics on video)



    Director of High Performance For The Chicago Cubs, Dr. Adam Beard, shares the latest information on high performance for youth sports parents. He gives great insight into so many topics; a few are; tips for maximizing performance, youth athletes and strength, conditioning, sports psychology, recovery, heat vs. cold, and electrolytes and sports drinks.



     



    The interview is also available on our podcast (see above) or on iTunes and Spotify. 



    (The contents of these videos and podcasts are not to take the place of your health care provider, always consult with your doctor first. The opinions expressed by our experts do not necessarily reflect those of Ilovetowatchyouplay. )



    Time Stamps For Topics



    1:37: What is “high performance” and “sports science”?

    2:57: Challenges of getting multiple disciplines to work together

    4:00: Differences between U.S. sports and sports in other places in the world

    6:00: Resistance and skepticism toward sport science

    7:40: Tips for helping athletes maximize performance

    10:54: Developing athletes

    12:25: Kids and strength training

    14:41: Finding a qualified strength coach

    15:22: Skill-specific strength training

    16:58: Looking at sport improvement from a holistic perspective; using film and checklists to improve skills

    17:54: The psychology of performance and training our body to perform under pressure; how the body self-organizes

    19:02: Learning can be accelerated by controlled mistakes and growth mindset

    19:47: Recovery tips

    24:00: It’s easy to take short-cuts; stacking positive habits

    25:35: Heat vs. cold for recovery

    29:34: Massage guns and massages

    31:22: Placebo effects and doing no harm

    32:28: Stretching, warming up, and cooling down

    37:00: Injury prevention

    43:00: Electrolytes and sports drinks

    47:00: Importance of using a performance log or journal

    48:15: Catchers and maintaining knee health

    50:27: Improving ankle and hip mobility

    52:03: Women and ACL prevention



     



    More Resources For You And Your Athlete

    Position paper – Youth resistance training 

    https://www.nsca.com/globalassets/about/position-statements/position_stand_youth_resistance_training---2009.pdf

     

    ACL prevention in female athletes

    https://www.aspetar.com/journal/viewarticle.aspx?id=82#.YMJXHS9h23W 

     

    https://kneesurgerysydney.com.au/preventing-acl-injuries-with-the-fifa-11-program/

     

    Ankle mobility links via YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Vqc2gypkE

     



    Contact Us



    Reach Dr. Adam Beard at Instagram @ajbeardo & Twitter @ajbeardo



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-beard-ph-d-5b80082a/



    Follow Dr. Sam Maniar at Centerforpeakperformance.com and Twitter @sam_maniar



    Follow Asia Mape and ILTWYP here.



     



    Check out more in-depth discussions on the topics that matter most to parents in youth sports:



    Sleep: One of the most important factors in keeping your child healthy and successful in school and sports



    How to protect your child from addiction



    Everything a sports parent needs to know about concussions, including what predisposed conditions lead to them



     

    • 55 min
    Are You OVER-Attached To Your Child’s Performance?

    Are You OVER-Attached To Your Child’s Performance?

    Are You OVER-Attached To Your Child's Performance?



    Amy Saltzman, a mindful expert and author of "A Still Quiet Place For Athletes", discusses the signs a parent is too attached to their child's performance on the field or court and how to help ease anxiety in young athletes.



    3:24 What is mindfulness for an athlete



    4:20 What are the signs you are overly attached to your child's performance



    5:30 Being there for our child and not for our own agenda



    6:20 How to watch them play without being overly attached or anxious



    10:40 Why our 'support' often feels like pressure to our children



    12:40 Listening to our child without our own agenda



    13:18 How to help your child with anxious feelings or fear when they compete



    13:43 A step-by-step guide to help your child embrace their feelings when they are anxious



    20:00 Befriending your anxiety



    24:24 How to help your children practice mindfulness

    • 29 min
    Creating A Healthy Parent/Coach Relationship: Podcast Episode #5

    Creating A Healthy Parent/Coach Relationship: Podcast Episode #5

    Creating A Healthy Parent/Coach Relationship Podcast



    UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell & guest J.P. Nerbun join Alex Flanagan and Asia Mape to discuss this oftentimes tricky and stressful relationship and ways to improve it.









    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

    • 39 min
    How To Help Your Soccer Player Get Recruited By A College: Podcast Episode #3

    How To Help Your Soccer Player Get Recruited By A College: Podcast Episode #3

    How To Help Your Soccer Play Get Recruited By A College



    Anyone with a daughter who wants to play college soccer needs to listen to this podcast. Collegecommitted.com founder Jane Alukonis researched thousands of college rosters and created an algorithm to help young women find the right match if they want to play at the next level. She has dedicated the last several years of her life to coaching and helping girls navigate this complex process. Jane discusses how parents "ruin" it for recruits, when you should and shouldn't switch clubs, the difference between playing at a D1, D2, and D3 college, and the one piece of advice she thinks every young woman who wants to play soccer in college should know.



    Confessions of a club soccer player



    UCLA Women's Head Coach Amanda Cromwell On What Makes A Great Soccer Player

    • 22 min
    NBA Head Coach Steve Kerr Shares His Sports Parenting Philosophy: Podcast Episode #2

    NBA Head Coach Steve Kerr Shares His Sports Parenting Philosophy: Podcast Episode #2

    Whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, I promise you will find value in listening to our latest podcast with Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr.



    The father of three kids, two of who were scholarship athletes in college, Kerr shares his sports parenting philosophy and coaching tips that apply to the boardroom as much as they do to the basketball court.  Also, find out why the Warriors tailor their schedule around tee times, what Kerr thinks truly sets Steph Curry apart from other NBA players and wishes every kid could have, and why he says too much has been made of controversial NBA dad Lavar Ball.



    Alex Flanagan co-founded I love to watch you play in 2015. She was flying home from an NFL work assignment when a learning specialist, who was sitting next to her, shared 5 reasons she shouldn’t feel guilty missing her son’s game. She shared their conversation on her own website alexflanagan.com, and the response was so overwhelming it inspired her to create ILTWYP to help parents like herself navigate youth sports.



     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jay Thooft ,

Chris Murphy was a great guest!

The conversation between Chris and Asia on the problem of sports specialization is just solid gold!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Calm Parenting Podcast
Kirk Martin
Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids
Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Vermont Public
Circle Round
WBUR
Wow in the World
Tinkercast | Wondery

You Might Also Like