The Sports Life Podcast for Positive Coaching Alliance Minnesota is a podcast for people who want to know how others find success, and to promote coaches and youth sports training with the goal of making Better Athletes, Better People. Hosted by Kelcey Carlson from Fox 9 in Minneapolis and her husband, Dave, this podcast shines a spotlight on coaches and athletes that are making a difference.
The My Sports Life Podcast for PCA MN is produced by Digital Legend Media, Minneapolis, MN (919) 757-2592
Ep 20: Performance Mindset Coach Cindra Kamphoff On Getting the Most Out Of Yourself
Performance Mindset Coach Cindra Kamphoff knows how to help people get the best out of themselves. She has spent time working with executives and pro athletes like the Minnesota Vikings. And she’s built her career developing her own roadmap. Her clients include Target, Verizon, and Walmart. She’s the best-selling author of the book “Beyond Grit” and she’s the founder of Mentally Strong Consulting.
Ep 19: Gold Medal Winner Gwen Jorgensen On Olympic Training During a Pandemic
Gwen Jorgensen won Triathlon gold in Rio 4 years ago, and she wants to race for Olympic gold once again, but this time on the track. Unfortunately, her plans to compete in Tokoyo are delayed due to the Coronavirus, but that hasn't slowed her down. We caught up with Gwen in the middle of a workout. Literally she's doing the interview while running on a treadmill. How is this former University of Wisconsin track star handling training in the new age of a pandemic? We'll find out on this episode of the Sports Life Podcast for PCA Minnesota.
Ep 18: Minnesota Wild Matt Majka on COVID-19's Affect on Professional Hockey
Matt Majka has been with the Minnesota Wild organization for 23 years in various roles, and, like all of us, never anticipated that the world would come to a screeching halt. Up until a few short weeks ago, the Wild had been on an uptick and heading strong into the playoffs. How has COVID-19 affected the NHL and is there a possibility the 2019-2020 season could resume? Matt gives us an update on the industry, the players, and possible plans to conclude the season. We talked with Matt on Tuesday, April 14th on the same day all pro-sports teams in town launched a promotional ad called #ONEMINNESOTA further showing how closely the teams work together. Our conversation was also one day before their successful blood drive at the Xcel Energy Center.
Ep 17: How John Millea Of the Minnesota High School Sports League Got Over 200 Schools Across Minnesota to Be the Light #BetheLightMN the Night
John Millea says he's never afraid to borrow a good idea, and the idea he borrowed has lit up high school football fields, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts across Minnesota. It’s called Be The Light MN #BetheLightMN. The intention is to honor high school athletes that may miss their spring seasons because of Covid-19, and to remind the rest of us that those special gathering places will be waiting for athletes, families, and the community once this pandemic has passed. The reaction has been pretty powerful. We go into detail in the latest Sports Life Podcast for PCA Minnesota.
Ep 16: Positive Coaching Alliance-Minnesota Executive Director Troy Pearson on Navigating COVID-19 as a Non-Profit and How PCA Is Still Teaching Kids and Coaches Despite Canceled Seasons
Troy Pearson has been with Positive Coaching Alliance Minnesota since its inception in 2013, and in 2018 became its Executive Director.
Troy is a natural leader. His experience as a Division 3 head basketball coach, Athletic Director, Leadership Consultant, Vice President and Administrator, has made him determined cheerleader for the values of PCA Minnesota.
His leadership has never been more challenged as he tries to guide PCA Minnesota through the unknown of the COVID-19 shutdown. This is not an easy time for any non-profit, but Troy's optimism and resourceful spirit have the organization reaching out to supporters and youth athletes in a different way.
Troy and the team at PCA Minnesota are asking young athletes to "write their sport,” by writing a letter to your favorite sport and describe what it is you miss about it, what you learned from it, and how much you're looking forward to playing it again.
Upload the letters here:
Learn more about Troy Pearson: https://www.positivecoach.org/team/pearson-troy/
More information about PCA Minnesota: https://www.positivecoach.org/chapters/minnesota/
Get in touch with Kelcey (Twitter): @KelceyFox9
Get in touch with Dave (Email) dLawson@digitallegendmedia.com
Produced by Digital Legend Media, Minneapolis.
EP 15: Mike Smith, Athletic Director and Baseball Coach at Totino-Grace On Innovative Ways to Keep Your Players In Shape During Covid-19
Mike Smith and his team were in an unusual situation as schools and businesses started shutting down across the nation. They weren't on the baseball field at Totino-Grace in Fridley, MN, but on a baseball field in Florida. As the thought of what could happen to their season was starting to sink in, Mike shared with us some interesting strategies to stay in touch with his team and prepare them for a season that may not happen.
For more information on PCA Minnesota, head here: https://www.positivecoach.org/chapters/minnesota/