The podcast that puts Kids First. The Steel Sports Podcast tackles a variety of relevant topics in all levels of sport, youth to professional, to engage coaches, parents and players. Perfect for listening to on the way to practice or a game, the Steel Sports Podcast emphasizes the unique Steel Sports Coaching System and core values of teamwork, respect, integrity and commitment.
Nancy Lieberman - Title IX 50th Anniversary
National Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman spent an evening with the Steel Sports Athlete Leadership Council to discuss the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the impact the historic legislation continues to have on sports.
Andrew Bartman - Developing Coaches & Growing the Game
USA Baseball is leading the way when it comes to the development and education for the national pastime's coaches, parents and umpires as they help grow the game at the youth level. Andrew Bartman, Director of Coaching Development at USA Baseball, is at the forefront of many of the organization's initiatives as he joins the Steel Sports Podcast. Andrew dives into the USA Baseball Community Clinics held around the country and the Coach Certification Courses, all free to the public. He talks about the state of the game, challenges faced during the pandemic and the importance of getting PitchSmart integrated into more youth organizations to help reduce arm injuries.
Jim Thompson - The Power of Positive Coaching
Jim Thompson started the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University in 1998 to transform the culture of youth sports. His belief that positive coaching is the key to unlock the best out of young athletes has spread across the country into youth sports organizations and partnerships with major sports and professional coaches. Jim joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss some of his philosophies, growing up a sports fan in North Dakota, why he started PCA and his latest venture into climate change. He is now leading the non-profit organization THIS! Is What we Did, and he talks about the link between climate change and youth sports, and why we need to mold our kids into future leaders now more than ever.
Morgan Stickney - U.S. Paralympian Swimmer
Morgan Stickney had aspirations of becoming an Olympian as a youth swimmer growing up in New Hampshire. However, a foot injury and the discovery of a rare vascular disease derailed those plans. She had her left leg amputated in 2018, and then a year later an injury in her right leg forced Morgan to make the difficult decision to go through another amputation. Morgan wouldn't let these setbacks stop her from achieving her dreams. She got back in the pool, learned how to swim again and set her sights on the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo where she will be representing Team USA. Morgan's grit and perseverance is an inspiration to anyone who hears her story, and she will write another chapter in her amazing journey in Japan.
Dr. James Paci - Strong as Steel Safety Month
As kids return to play, it's important to keep them on the field or court as opposed to the sidelines with injuries or even worse, the doctor's office. Dr. James Paci, MD is the Director of Orthopedic Surgery for Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, and he has seen a spike of injuries as kids come back from long layoffs due to the pandemic. As part of Steel Sports' Strong as Steel Safety Month, Dr. Paci joins a special edition of the podcast as he shares his tips on coming back to play safely, best practices for avoiding injuries, why overuse and fatigue is a recipe for disaster, his thoughts on MLB and USA Baseball's Pitch Smart guidelines and much more.
Dan McNally - Building a Legacy and Culture
FC Cincinnati's Dan McNally was a successful college soccer coach when an opportunity to start and grow a professional team in the Queen City was presented to him. Now the club's Director of Soccer Operations, Dan joins the Steel Sports Podcast and discusses his leap of faith, bringing a European style fan experience to Cincinnati, the club's path to Major League Soccer and the new soccer-specific stadium opening in May. Once a part of the Steel family, Dan also talks about the life skills and lessons he learned that have helped him succeed as as a coach and with FC Cincinnati.