49 episodes

 It takes a village to raise a professional athlete ... 
 For the first time ever, this podcast talks to the people that normally get very little mention, but are the ones who are responsible for the underlying success of an athlete. Marina pulls back the curtain and dives deep into chats with the UNSUNG Heroes – parents, the coaches, the trainers, the nutritionists and the therapists –  revealing the realities of what it takes to support a  child in reaching their ultimate potential.  
 What to expect when you listen:
 * The real, raw truth 
 * Laughter, and maybe some tears 
 * The struggles and the successes 
 In  this podcast, you will find the support you’ve been searching for to RAISE PRO ATHLETES with confidence, and so much more … 

Raising Pro Athletes Marina Villatoro Kuperman

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

 It takes a village to raise a professional athlete ... 
 For the first time ever, this podcast talks to the people that normally get very little mention, but are the ones who are responsible for the underlying success of an athlete. Marina pulls back the curtain and dives deep into chats with the UNSUNG Heroes – parents, the coaches, the trainers, the nutritionists and the therapists –  revealing the realities of what it takes to support a  child in reaching their ultimate potential.  
 What to expect when you listen:
 * The real, raw truth 
 * Laughter, and maybe some tears 
 * The struggles and the successes 
 In  this podcast, you will find the support you’ve been searching for to RAISE PRO ATHLETES with confidence, and so much more … 

    Competitive Climbing in Front of Cameras: The Benefits, The Risks & Pressures

    Competitive Climbing in Front of Cameras: The Benefits, The Risks & Pressures

    With a crew of eight to ten cameras capturing their every move, the climbers' true characters emerged. Some blossomed, energized by the attention and excitement - it was evident that being in front of the camera fueled their performance. On the other hand, a few talented athletes struggled to handle the pressure. Their innate abilities momentarily faded as they faced the overwhelming presence of cameras.Becoming a professional athlete entails learning to thrive in front of the cameras. It's a...

    • 2 min
    Homeschooling & Traditional Schooling: Which One is Best for an Athlete?

    Homeschooling & Traditional Schooling: Which One is Best for an Athlete?

    Today, let's dive into the often debated topic of homeschooling versus traditional schooling for young athletes. We'll explore the reality, challenges, and alternative education options that can support their athletic journey.As we discovered firsthand, many successful pro athletes are homeschooled or engage in flexible remote learning due to the demanding travel and training commitments. However, homeschooling didn't align with our family dynamic. We sought alternative education paths that a...

    • 4 min
    Buying a Team Uniform for Competitive Climbing: Cost Analysis, the Importance, and the Benefits

    Buying a Team Uniform for Competitive Climbing: Cost Analysis, the Importance, and the Benefits

    As parents, we invest in memberships, coaching, federation, and equipment, but often overlook the significance of a uniform. It's not just about appearance; it symbolizes commitment and belonging. When your child is the only one without a uniform in the team, it creates a sense of detachment and sends the wrong message. By embracing the uniform, your child becomes an integral part of a unit, fostering a sense of camaraderie and team spirit.Topics discussed in this episode:Commitment Beyond Me...

    • 3 min
    Sports and Education: The Options, Costs, and Risks of a Child Athlete Pursuing College

    Sports and Education: The Options, Costs, and Risks of a Child Athlete Pursuing College

    In our society, there's an ingrained belief that university education is the only path to success. But what if your child's passion lies in becoming a professional rock climber or excelling in a particular sport? So today, we're diving into a critical topic that demands our attention: how to properly educate our athletes to help them reach their highest potential.As a parent, we must challenge the prevailing paradigm of non-traditional education invalidity and recognize that the prime years f...

    • 4 min
    Rock Climbing Terminology: Conglomerate Rock for Rock Climbing and it's Characteristics

    Rock Climbing Terminology: Conglomerate Rock for Rock Climbing and it's Characteristics

    Learning about rock formation. Apparently, this is quite crucial for all climbers. This is what is called a conglomerate. Basically, what it is, it's rocks within rocks, right? Millions and millions and millions of years old with these pockets. Right? So the pockets are great for fingers, but there's no place to put your feet. So that's what makes it a little bit harder and more challenging.________________________________________________About This PodcastIt takes a village to raise a pr...

    • 32 sec
    Rock Climbing Terminology: Pockets in Climbing, Different Types and Uses

    Rock Climbing Terminology: Pockets in Climbing, Different Types and Uses

    We're going to explore the exciting world of rock climbing and talk about one of the most important things climbers need to know: Pockets. These are small holes or spaces in the rock that you can use to grip onto, whether it's a one-finger pocket or a four-finger pocket. We'll learn about the different types of pockets, how to use them, and the challenges they present. Get ready for an adventure-packed episode that will leave you wanting to hit the rocks and start climbing!______________...

    • 34 sec

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