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Backed by science and critical thought, SPKN's Sideline is the first show in relentless pursuit of a deeper understanding of society through the power of sport. With a keen, compassionate, and straightforward voice, hosts Meg Wilson and Dr. Brian Gearity engage in insightful discussions and informative interviews. From coaches, athletic directors, athletes, sport parents, national governing bodies, organizations, sport scientists, and fans. SPKN offers something for everyone interested in sport. Each week, the Sideline delivers interesting, accurate, and relevant sport stories and practical wisdom. This is Sport Knowledge

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Backed by science and critical thought, SPKN's Sideline is the first show in relentless pursuit of a deeper understanding of society through the power of sport. With a keen, compassionate, and straightforward voice, hosts Meg Wilson and Dr. Brian Gearity engage in insightful discussions and informative interviews. From coaches, athletic directors, athletes, sport parents, national governing bodies, organizations, sport scientists, and fans. SPKN offers something for everyone interested in sport. Each week, the Sideline delivers interesting, accurate, and relevant sport stories and practical wisdom. This is Sport Knowledge

    Redefining Success

    Redefining Success

    In this episode of Sideline, Meg and Dr. G discuss the definitions of success and how it is measured in athletes, teams, coaches, and even self-definitions. Dr. G’s brings up his own research on poor coaching, and how our definitions often trickle down from professional to youth levels. Additionally, Dr. G discusses accountability in youth sports, and poses the question: How do we measure growth? Meg wonders about coaching in school settings, specifically why coaches think they are qualified to coach just because they know the rules of the game. Tune in to this episode for more info and tips on defining success in coaching across all levels of sport.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Poor coaching
    What makes a good coach
    Coaches attempting to preserve winning records for financial reasons
    Former athletes as coaches: the good, the bad, and the ugly
    Difficulties with measuring success in adolescent athletics
    Qualifications for school coaches
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    • 13 min
    DAVID MOSELEY | Assistant Athletic Director & Coach | Woodside Priory High School

    DAVID MOSELEY | Assistant Athletic Director & Coach | Woodside Priory High School

    It’s time for another phenomenal Special Guest Saturday, SPORTLiGHTERS! The Priory School Assistant Athletics Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach, David Moseley, opens up to Meg and Dr. G about working his way up from the worst high school basketball player in the state to becoming a professional athlete, before taking his talents to the bench to impact the next generation. Coach Moseley touches on everything from motivation to mental health and #WINNING. You don’t want to miss the knowledge that a mind of David Moseley’s caliber has accumulated over the years of playing and coaching basketball. This is sport knowledge.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Sport culture
    Languages
    Coach Development
    Working with Athletic Administration
    Coach – Parent Relationships
    Team Building
    Player Development
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    • 47 min
    Winning is Everything

    Winning is Everything

    Winning is Everything Show Notes
    Winning can be the most important thing to many teams and organizations, coaches and athletes, and parents and fans, but it can cause devastating problems, including psychological, social, and physical harm or injury. Meg and Dr. G discuss what defines quality in coaching and how athletes, coaches, and administrators weigh the ethical boundaries of a winning–at–all–costs attitude. Do great coaches produce winning teams or do consistent wins make coaches great?
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    What defines quality in coaching?
    Quality in teaching
    Spirit of the game
    Integrity in sports
    Fair play
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    • 11 min
    ALISON FOLEY | Former Women's Head Soccer Coach | Boston College

    ALISON FOLEY | Former Women's Head Soccer Coach | Boston College

    In this week’s episode of Sideline Meg and Dr. G interview Alison Foley, former head women’s soccer coach at Boston College, and the winningest coach in the history of the program, with fifteen NCAA tournament appearances. Coach Foley reveals some of the secrets to her successful career and how she helped set a new bar for coaching women in college sports. Meg and Dr. G discuss Coach Foley’s books and the writing process, and what practical experience and knowledge she used in their development. Not only is Coach Foley adept at coaching and writing, but she is also the CEO of Foley Athletic Advising and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Fitness Department at Regis College. Alison has a background in sport psychology and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology. Coach Foley offers insight into family life balance in sports, coaching women’s teams, leadership, and team-building strategies, and keeping kids in sports. Meg and Dr. G also ask for Coach Foley’s opinion on the Varsity Blues scandal. Tune in for more behind-the-scenes tips from Coach Foley.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Coaching as a woman in sports
    Managing coaching and family life balance
    Parenting, coaching, and approachability
    The importance of family support
    Group-work and team-building
    The importance of being kind
    Environmental factors in athletic abilities
    Differences between coaching boys and girls
    Language and choosing words wisely
    Keeping kids involved in sports
    Bonding outside of practice
    Full-ride scholarships
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    Let's Split the Baby: Federal Regulations or Sport Organizations

    Let's Split the Baby: Federal Regulations or Sport Organizations

    Today Meg and Dr. G continue to discuss on who and how to regulate sport coaches and sport organizations. There are many organizations involved in sport participation and just a few in its governance, but are they contributing to today’s problems in sport and sport coaching? How should we hold sport personnel accountable? From US Soccer to the US Olympic Committee, have a listen on how personal and political agendas are hurting kids.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    In order to regulate it, how do we define sport coaching?
    Coaching as a profession or quasi-profession
    Envisioning a better way to organize and govern sport
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    • 5 min
    BILL TIERNEY | Men's Head Lacrosse Coach | University of Denver

    BILL TIERNEY | Men's Head Lacrosse Coach | University of Denver

    In this episode of Sideline, Meg and Dr. G interview the University of Denver’s head Men’s Lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney. Coach Tierney’s lifetime accomplishments include thirty-six years of coaching, seven national championships, twenty-seven regular season and conference tournament championships, and being the second coach to achieve over 400 wins as a coach. Additionally, took the Johns Hopkins Men’s Soccer team, who previously had one winning year of the past thirty, to the NCAA championship in 1986 with no prior experience coaching or playing soccer.

    In this episode, Coach Tierney discusses the relationship between teaching and coaching and how his background as a K-12 Physical Education teacher impacted his coaching style. He discusses his experience coaching football, soccer, and lacrosse, and how he has collaborated with his students and athletes over the years. Dr. G asks Coach Tierney about the differences he noticed between coaching football and lacrosse, and Meg wonders about how he stays at the top after all these years.

    Coach Tierney speaks about his lifetime in coaching, insights into coaching and teaching strategies, and how he advocates for and encourages his athletes to become educated and defines quality coaching. He discusses what it was like to win the National Championship in 2001 with both of his sons playing on the field, and what it was like to be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame shortly after. He further discusses what “family” can mean within the context of a team sport, and shares some of his go-to personal mantras. Coach Tierney also describes his four pillars of success, and how to remain humble after so many winning seasons.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Teaching as related to coaching
    Changing norms between generations
    Failure as a part of growth
    Defensive coaching
    Failure as a part of sports
    Coach Tierney’s background and story
    Coaching techniques: X’s and O’s, physical, social/emotional, psychological
    Coaches’ impacts on athletes
    Teaching strategies
    Four step teaching method
    Differences in football, soccer, and lacrosse from a coaching standpoint
    Virtual coaching as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
    Teaching as related to coaching
    Importance of academics as a student athlete
    Impactful coaching
    Attentional focus and shifting
    Respect for experienced coaches and teachers
    Scoreboards as a measure of success
    Ethics of sports and athletic admissions
    Mindsets where coaching is not effective
    The few reasons to cut recruits
    Giving recruits and players a chance
    Recruiting during the pandemic
    What “family” is in coaching
    Personal mantras
    Staying humble in light of success
    Coaching family members
    Lessons from winning and losing
    What success means
    Team leadership
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    • 59 min

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MickJagger415 ,

Really insightful

Great stuff!

Abcrocker23 ,

Amazing!

Incredible insights into what goes on behind the scenes!! Thank you!

Physical Educator 2020 ,

Great show

Finally a show that’s insightful and engaging!

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