70 episodes

The Reformed Sports Project's (RSP) mission is to restore healthy balance and perspective in all areas of sport, through education and advocacy. Hosted by former collegiate national champion turned youth sports parent and coach Nick Buonocore, the RSP Podcast engages top figures in the sports world – highly-regarded collegiate coaches, championship-winning professional athletes, leading journalists and industry experts – to discuss the importance of a healthy and balanced approach to youth sports.

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The Reformed Sports Project's (RSP) mission is to restore healthy balance and perspective in all areas of sport, through education and advocacy. Hosted by former collegiate national champion turned youth sports parent and coach Nick Buonocore, the RSP Podcast engages top figures in the sports world – highly-regarded collegiate coaches, championship-winning professional athletes, leading journalists and industry experts – to discuss the importance of a healthy and balanced approach to youth sports.

    Ep 69: Sean Jensen

    Ep 69: Sean Jensen

    Sean Jensen is a former NFL reporter and author of the children's book series Middle School Rules. A fellow youth sports advocate, sought-after speaker, and host of the podcast Winning Is Not Everything, Sean joins Nick discuss the value of teaching children to overcome adversity by learning from others, the importance of redefining what success looks like for young athletes, and why he characterizes winning as becoming a better person.
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    • 22 min
    Ep 68: Walker Jenkins

    Ep 68: Walker Jenkins

    A top 2023 MLB Draft prospect and University of North Carolina commit, Walker Jenkins is one of the best high school baseball players in the country. The 2021-22 North Carolina Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year also excels in the classroom, maintaining a weighted 4.52 GPA. Walker joins Nick to discuss how he has learned to handle outside pressure from a young age, the benefits of positive self-talk, and how his competitive mindset impacts his performance, both on the field and in the classroom.
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    • 23 min
    Ep 67: Kim Crabbe

    Ep 67: Kim Crabbe

    Kim Crabbe is a renowned soccer player and coach. A highly-regarded pioneer in the sport, Kim became the first Black woman to play for the US Women's National Team in 1986. Following her time on the National Team, Kim transitioned to mentor, coach, and Outreach Program Director for the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Football Club. Over the years, Kim has earned several awards for her influential work at the grassroots level, including the 2021 Youth Coach of the Year award by United Soccer Coaches, the 2019 Centennial NAACP Youth Services Award, and the 2018 Black Soccer Coaches Advocacy Group Award of Excellence. Kim joins Nick to discuss the value of grassroots and community-based sports programs, her mission to positively impact one kid every day, and why she takes the time to develop lasting relationships with the children she coaches.
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    • 33 min
    Ep 66: Mike O'Malley

    Ep 66: Mike O'Malley

    Mike O'Malley is an Emmy-nominated actor and sought-after writer and producer, well known for his work on hit shows including Yes, Dear, Glee, Shameless, and many others. A youth sports advocate and parent of three, he previously served as a youth coach and administrator of a PONY League in southern California. Mike joins Nick to discuss why coping with failure should be celebrated as much as success, the importance of letting children express their emotions, and why committed parents should seek out leadership positions to help reform the youth sports industry.
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    • 28 min
    Ep 65: Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

    Ep 65: Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

    An international leader in tennis medicine, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi leads Emory University's Tennis Medicine program, serves as the President of the International Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, volunteers as an ATP physician, and is a medical advisor for the WTA Player Development Panel. Highly-regarded for his research on early sports specialized training and overuse injuries in youth athletes, Dr. Jayanthi joins Nick to discuss how youth sports culture has changed from free play to organized sport, why early specialization often leads only to short-term success, and the importance of letting a child’s passion for sport grow organically.
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    • 25 min
    Ep 64: Jedd Fisch

    Ep 64: Jedd Fisch

    Jedd Fisch is the Head Football Coach at the University of Arizona. Prior to coaching the Wildcats, he served as Quarterbacks Coach for the New England Patriots and was a member of the offensive staff for the Los Angeles Rams. Coach Fisch joins Nick to discuss how he transitioned from competitive tennis player to highly-regarded football coach, why it benefits players to trust their coaches’ decisions, and what he looks for in student athletes when on the recruiting trail.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

pchando ,

If you’re a sports parent, this pod’s a must!

This podcast explores all aspects of youth sports with the top focus on how to make participation a great experience for the kids! Too often, well meaning parents, coaches and administrators lose sight of this important goal. The host, Nick Buonocore is super knowledgeable and makes this podcast upbeat and interesting with his highly credible and diverse guests. His interviews are fun, friendly and informative- never preachy! I especially liked his recent episode featuring the Emmy-nominated actor and very involved sports dad, Mike O’Malley. If you’re thinking about giving this pod a listen, I recommend starting with this episode. Enjoy!

brookemc14 ,

What youth sports needs!

The Reformed Sports Project Podcast is exactly what youth sports parents, coaches, and participants need to hear these days! The pod interviews big names such as Dabo Swinney, Roy Williams, David Epstein, Krista Gerlich & explores on all the pain points such as FOMO, early sport specialization, travel commitments, rowdy/helicopter/snowplow parents, college recruiting, etc. etc. This is great content for any youth sports administrator, coach, or parent! Host is fun to listen to, too!

PhelpsMoji ,

Great Content

For anyone involved in sports who is looking to better support their kids’ endeavors, this pod provides great insights and perspectives. Youth sports has become big business and we need to restore the main reason for playing— to have fun, learn and make friends!

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