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Industry voices on issues that matter.

    Episode 35: Christina Hickey, Director, Warriors at Ease

    Episode 35: Christina Hickey, Director, Warriors at Ease

    We're fresh off AB Show 2021 in San Antonio and ready to get back to podcasting. In this episode of The Athletic Business Podcast, Andy speaks with Christina Hickey, director and staff instructor for Warriors at Ease, a non-profit that offers training in yoga and mediation for the military community. Christina explains the benefits of these alternatives, as well as why the military might be officially adopting these techniques in the future. 


    Learn more about Warriors at Ease here: www.warriorsatease.org


    Find the article about Warriors at Ease that was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Athletic Business magazine here: https://www.athleticbusiness.com/operations/programming/article/15280564/military-harnesses-healing-power-of-yoga-meditation

    • 20 min
    Episode 34: Lisa Byington, the Milwaukee Bucks‘ New Play-by-Play Announcer, Discusses Her New Position

    Episode 34: Lisa Byington, the Milwaukee Bucks‘ New Play-by-Play Announcer, Discusses Her New Position

    Two decades into the 21st century and women are still breaking glass ceilings in sports. Midwest-born broadcaster Lisa Byington has been shattering industry glass for years. This year alone, she became the first woman in history to call play-by-play during NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Months later, Byington was named the first full-time play-by-play announcer for an NBA team, the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks.


    Byington talked about grunt work and glory jobs with AB editor Tabatha Wethal in September, roughly a week after the Bucks announcement, and by then, sports media veteran Kate Scott had been announced as the second full-time female play-by-play announcer for a major men’s professional sports team as the new voice of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.


     

    • 19 min
    Episode 33 - Understanding the NCAA's Independent Accountability Resolution Process with Brian Kappel

    Episode 33 - Understanding the NCAA's Independent Accountability Resolution Process with Brian Kappel

    How did the NCAA Independent Accountability Resolution Process come to be? How does it work? What can your athletic department do to ensure proper NCAA compliance?


    We explore those questions in this episode with our guest, Brian Kappel, an attorney and partner with the law firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White. Kappel, a former collegiate athlete, brings his unique perspective to litigating compliance cases and shares his expertise in this episode. 


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    • 21 min
    Episode 32 - Legal Essentials for Fitness Businesses with Cory Sterling

    Episode 32 - Legal Essentials for Fitness Businesses with Cory Sterling

    What are some of the most common legal challenges facing gyms and fitness facilities? What should facilities take into consideration to protect themselves amid the pandemic? We ask these questions and more of Cory Sterling of the online law firm Conscious Counsel. 


    LINKS:


    Sterling's piece: "Tips for Gym Owners to Avoid Liability in the COVID Era"


    Email Sterling at cory@consciouscounsel.ca


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    • 18 min
    Episode 31 - Integrating Software into Your Business with Kevin MacCauley

    Episode 31 - Integrating Software into Your Business with Kevin MacCauley

    How can software solutions help to improve your sports or fitness business? On this episode of the podcast, we pose that question to Kevin MacCauley, founder and CEO of the software company UpperHand. Listeners will learn how software implementation can streamline business operations, improve customer/member experience and increase revenues. 


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    • 18 min
    Episode 30 - Looking Forward to the Future of Rec with Amber Luther and Rich Mylin

    Episode 30 - Looking Forward to the Future of Rec with Amber Luther and Rich Mylin

    What will the future of recreation look like in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? How will recreation centers and programs adapt to new trends, technologies and goals? 


    On this episode, we speak Rich Mylin, director of recreation at UC San Diego and Amber Luther, architect and market lead with Populous, about the future of recreation. 


    Thanks to this week's sponsor, Synexis. Click here to learn more. 


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    • 43 min

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