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Former MLB player Jeff Francoeur and PA co-founders Britt Lee and Brad Williams interview well-known pro/college athletes, coaches, and topical experts to gain insight into the world of youth sports, in order to equip and inspire young athletes, parents, and coaches to successfully navigate their sports journeys. For more info, visit www.pureathleteinc.com

The Pure Athlete Podcast Jeff Francoeur

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    • 5.0 • 124 Ratings

Former MLB player Jeff Francoeur and PA co-founders Britt Lee and Brad Williams interview well-known pro/college athletes, coaches, and topical experts to gain insight into the world of youth sports, in order to equip and inspire young athletes, parents, and coaches to successfully navigate their sports journeys. For more info, visit www.pureathleteinc.com

    Jamal Crawford

    Jamal Crawford

    Former NBA star Jamal Crawford is our guest on this episode, sharing his youth sports story of growing up and learning basketball in Seattle, Washington. Jamal shares how he developed his ball-handling skills as a young player that led him to be recognized as one of the top ball-handlers in the history of the NBA. He talks about the one thing that his parents did that made a huge impact on his development as a player and person. Jamal shares about his recruiting journey and his time as a player at Michigan, before being a first-round NBA pick. He shares the secret to how he won the NBA 6th Man award three times in his career, and he shares with us an award he won that meant more than any other. Finally, Jamal is coaching his son in AAU ball and shares his thoughts on things that need to change in AAU, and how he is taking a different approach with development for the kids on his team. Parents and coaches will definitely be inspired. Don't miss this episode.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Abigail Feder & Guardian Sports: The Concussion Problem in Youth Sports

    Dr. Abigail Feder & Guardian Sports: The Concussion Problem in Youth Sports

    On today's episode, Brad and Britt talk to Dr Abigail Federer, a leading sports concussion specialist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, shares her expertise and experience treating both male and female young athletes with concussion injuries. Brad introduces the subject by discussing his son's story of suffering concussions while playing three different sports, including the concerns shared by many parents of young athletes. Dr Feder dispels some of the myths and outdated treatment protocols for concussed athletes, discusses common symptoms and markers, and informs parents on what to do if they suspect their child may have a concussion. Immediately following Dr Feder's segment, the guys discuss concussion prevention with the founder of Guardian Sports, who provide innovative safety equipment recently approved by the NFL, and currently being used by every NFL team and many NCAA programs. They share the benefits of Guardian caps, along with the proven data, that is transforming head safety for football players of all ages.
    This episode is sponsored by Guardian Sports, the nations leading impact reducing soft-shell helmet cover engineered for impact reduction. For more visit guardiansports.com

    • 40 min
    Benjamin Watson

    Benjamin Watson

    Super Bowl Champion Tight End Ben Watson is our guest on this week's episode. Not only was Ben a 2nd Team All-SEC player at the University of Georgia and a first round pick in the NFL draft, Ben also had an outstanding 15 yearr career in the NFL, playing for the Patriots, Browns, Saints, and Ravens. In addition to his on-field success, Ben has always been known as a man of strong character, as evidenced by his being awarded the Bart Starr Award in 2018. During our conversation, Ben shares his youth sports story growing up in South Carolina, his passion for soccer as a youngster, how he developed as a football player, and his outlook on college football as an SEC Network analyst. We also heard some great stories from his career including interesting insights from his time catching passes from Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Finally, he shares the many lessons he learned from his parents and as a parent of 7, including on character and leadership. Thanks for listening!
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    • 58 min
    Pure Athlete: The Toxic Side of Youth Sports

    Pure Athlete: The Toxic Side of Youth Sports

    On this week's episode, the guys discuss toxic behavior and culture in youth sports. While we all love youth athletics, if you've been involved for any length of time you have likely encountered toxic parents. These parents can be disruptive, yelling inappropriate comments or remaining silent when they should address bad behavior. We've even experienced or heard stories of toxic coaches who try to win at all costs, play their own kids at the best positions, or require contracts to play on a 10u team. We'll also jump into some discussions about toxic teammate behavior and the overall toxicity level of the current youth sports culture.
    Thanks for tuning in!
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    • 39 min
    Reacting to Brady/Federer Speeches - A Blueprint for Young Athletes

    Reacting to Brady/Federer Speeches - A Blueprint for Young Athletes

    This week, Jeff, Britt, and Brad unpack some of the most important moments from the recent speeches given by Tom Brady and Roger Federer, two of the best and most admired athletes of all time, who share key lessons and insights from their inspirational journeys.
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    • 35 min
    Chris Pronger

    Chris Pronger

    This week we’re excited to have Hall of Famer, Stanley Cup Champion, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist & NHL MVP….former professional hockey defenseman, Chris Pronger! Considered one of the all-time great defenseman, Chris stopped by the pod to share some of the wisdom he gained on the way to the top of hockey. He didn't hesitate to show us the intensity and passion he has for the game and youth sports. It left us feeling inspired and motivated, and we're sure you'll feel the same way. Thanks for tuning in this week!
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

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Great podcast

Just found this podcast. Was a fan of Jeff before but after hearing the episode about him, even more of a fan now. He seems like an all around good person.

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Great listen that’s enjoyed.

Gentlemen, thank you for putting out an excellent podcast with very good, interesting guests. I appreciate the relevant content and the faith element being a part of many episodes. Good stuff. I look forward to the episodes to come.

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Perfect for all ages

I listen to every episode with my kids. Great story telling, and very good lessons every episode.

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