A PODCAST FOR ELITE ATHLETES, PARENTS, AND COACHES... As a Sports Performance Consultant, I've worked with hundreds of student-athletes, parents, mentors, and coaches. The most common hopes and dreams of these Student-Athletes and their support community are to get a D-1 scholarship, go Pro, or make it to the Olympics.
However, they're often held back by pains and fears that include self-doubt, peer pressure, fake friends, making mistakes in games or practice, and criticism from parents and coaches. These personal constraints lead to barriers and uncertainties: such as no confidence, laziness, and depression.
Sports Mastery has been formulated to help the motivated but struggling student-athlete to accomplish their hopes and dreams. But they can't do it alone! THEY NEED YOU, the parent, the mentor, the coach. This podcast provides the Student-Athlete and their support team with the systems and strategies to help them break through all barriers and limitations!
The tools I provide range from visualization exercises to print out reminders that you can tape to the fridge. You can even listen to each episode with your Student-Athlete. Use the episodes as a conversation starter... because your relationship with the Student-Athlete is PARAMOUNT TO THEIR SUCCESS. Start now by downloading my FREE guide: "5 Devastating Mistakes Every Elite Athlete Should Avoid” at http://www.SportsMastery.com
Channel this incredible content and YOU WILL aid the growth of your Student-Athlete as a student, an athlete, a young person, and a future leader.
166. The Coaching Crisis and Pandemics: Unintended Consequences
In this episode, we discuss creativity amongst sport coaches or lack thereof.
165. A New Era...Pandemics, Zoom Fatigue, & Mental Health
In this episode, Sugey Gomez and I discuss:
1. How the COVID-19 pandemic affecting student-athletes?
2. The greatest impacts felt by student-athletes stem from school closures.
3. Being in the house with family members, and not getting to see friends and teammates.
Let's face it, teens have different developmental needs than adults. They're at the stage in life when they are very invested in social connections and in separating from their parents. So, COVID-19 social distancing requirements have a different emotional impact on them than on adults. Depending on their age and developmental stage, many teens have had a hard time understanding what the pandemic really means and how it impacts their world.
Stay tuned as we dive into this episode.
164. Adapting To Online Learning FT. Sugey Gomez
Adapting To Online Learning
Sugey Gomez Discusses:
1. How to stay organized
2. Creating a structure to meet deadlines
3. Knowing when to rest your eyes from the computer screen
4. Her new projects...
163. Keep Moving Like A Shark For Survival FT. Sugey Gomez
Staying Motivated During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Sharks aren't being affected by this and neither should you.
Here are some reflections and lessons that you should consider:
1. Keep Moving: Set small daily goals.
It is important to recognize that these aren’t normal times, and your productivity is likely not at its peak right now. That’s okay. Setting daily goals can help you to make your day as productive as possible, but be realistic with the goals you set.
2. Carve out time in your day for more work and less b******t.
Work more at night when it's quiet and dark, then spend time relaxing in the morning before jumping into work later on. Get off Netflix and the F'n video game console.
3. Start a new project, invention, or business. Study American History. This country is littered with multimillionaires who came out of the worst of depressions, recessions, and regressions throughout the history of this country.
162. Understanding Biodiversity In Human Performance: Ft. Damon Fontleroy
As a coach, I'm always looking for an edge to develop my athletes. I get caught up with equipment, new technology, the popular coach's book for the month, etc. But now I'm beginning to look at each athlete that I train different. This leads us to genetics by understanding and respecting all of our historical and ethnic differences. Take a listen as we discuss biodiversity...
Human Biodiversity (hbd) is very simply the diversity found among and between human populations that has a biological basis.*
Each of us is biologically unique. Our genomes, our phenomes, our patterns of gene expression, our epigenomes, our microbiomes — none of these are ever exactly the same in any two individuals, even identical twins.
Yes, you are all special! You’re not even the same person today biologically that you were when you were six — or sixteen (unless you’re still sixteen, of course). Each individual human is biologically diverse when compared to all other humans and even across his or her own lifetime.
Human Biodiversity research is conducted in numerous academic disciplines and their subfields such as biology, genetics, medicine, neurology, psychology, and anthropology. HBD research also draws on social, historic, and prehistoric data related to human populations. (there is no separate academic discipline known as “human biodiversity.”)
161. The Importance Of Having A Mentor - Ft. Sugey Gomez
1. Mentors believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself.
2. Supportive relationships are formed. A mentor gives a mentee access to a supportive relationship. A mentor becomes the mentee’s ‘go-to person’ which is someone where he/she can get advice from and assistance into how to deal with situations and how to respond or react.
3. Mentors give objective advice and constructive criticism. They are authentic and objective people. They will tell you straight up if you need to change your attitude or how to deal with situations. With mentors, there are no guessing games or feelings spared, but the criticism and advice are still constructive, tactful and supportive.
4. Mentors help with setting reasonable and reachable goals, creating necessary boundaries and practicing the right disciplines to align your professional and personal growth.
5. Mentors become the mentee’s cheerleader and confidence-booster. They motivate and inspire mentees to go all the way. To never stop trying, and through this, they motivate each of them to focus on developing endurance.
6. Mentors are usually well connected within the arena they operate in. This opens up a lot of networking opportunities for mentees. Mentors usually introduce their mentees and try to assist them in climbing the ladder to success. After all, mentors want to see their mentees succeed.
7. The mentorship becomes mutually beneficial and personally rewarding for both parties. Mentors are proud to be part of the mentees journey and in turn, mentees feel honored and invested in. When you are a mentor it doesn’t mean that there is nothing to be learned from the experience. Mentors also learn from their mentees.
Coach can’t believe it took me this long to find this. Only listened to a little bit so far but know I’ll be digging deep on these. Getting to know you personally has been amazing can’t wait to see what else I can learn from you
I started listening to DeShawn’s podcast about a month ago and was thoroughly impressed with the balanced and straightforward structure and delivery. So much wealth of knowledge on how to make better decisions in sports, education and overall life.
I don’t leave many reviews on podcasts but being a sports performance coach myself, this podcast is great. We need more people like Deshawn helping young athletes grow and bridging that gap