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The Virago Project helps current and former women athletes balance sports with life. We do this by educating, inspiring, and connecting with sportswomen in our community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viragopod/support

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    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Virago Project helps current and former women athletes balance sports with life. We do this by educating, inspiring, and connecting with sportswomen in our community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viragopod/support

    Ep. 12 | Goal Setting for Current & Former Athletes| Taylor & Emily

    Ep. 12 | Goal Setting for Current & Former Athletes| Taylor & Emily

    Emily and Taylor break down goal setting for current and former athletes. They introduce their new Team Talk Workshops where they worked with industry experts to help college athletes which is LIVE now on Virago Project's "Team Talk" page. Link to the PDF worksheets mentioned on today's episode: https://viragoproject.org/goal-setting-tips-for-student-athletes-summer-2020/

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 11 | More Than An Athlete: Let's Get To Work | Linda McGee

    Ep. 11 | More Than An Athlete: Let's Get To Work | Linda McGee

    This is the first part of a series "More Than An Athlete" where ViragoPod will discuss topics that sportswomen face off the court. Emily speaks with a woman with 20+ years of HR experience in discussing tips for getting, keeping, and leaving a job. Linda is a consultant for companies in their HR needs, including hiring new employees. This guest also has 30+ years in dealing with the struggles elite athletes face as she's mom to Virago Project founder and host of ViragoPod, Emily. The book Linda mentioned in today's podcast is Patrick Lencioni's "The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues"

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    • 35 min
    Ep.10 | The Road Less Cycled | Leah Thomas

    Ep.10 | The Road Less Cycled | Leah Thomas

    Team USA cyclist Leah Thomas joins us to discuss the unconventional path many cyclists take to becoming professional cyclists due to not a strong presence of youth cycling. We learn about Leah's journey and talk about how to get involved in cycling. A note for today's episode that we forgot to mention, when Leah refers to "the peleton" it's NOT the stationary bike you see on tv, the peloton is what you call the group of cyclists that are riding together in a pack in a race.

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    • 39 min
    Ep. 09 | Title IX and Name, Image & Likeness | Mercedes Townsend

    Ep. 09 | Title IX and Name, Image & Likeness | Mercedes Townsend

    Mercedes joins The Virago Project in explaining what Title IX is and who it impacts, and the possible upcoming changes to the NCAA NIL bilaws. You can find her on Friends of the Court at @FOTC_sports The website Mercedes talks about to check a school's allocation of money is here: https://ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/institution/search

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    • 44 min
    Ep. 08 | This is Our Why | The Unspoken Arena

    Ep. 08 | This is Our Why | The Unspoken Arena

    We join to talk with the women behind The Unspoken Arena (Sondra and Kassie) to share why we created our podcasts, and why Taylor started The Virago Project. All of us felt really alone, and put on similar strong exteriors- so even if you can't relate to our stories I hope this is a reminder in empathy for not only stranger but people close to you that also aren't sharing everything in their lives. Thanks for your support, and catch us on The Unspoken Arena's podcast in January! Instagram: @theunspokenarena

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    • 44 min
    Ep. 07 | A Collegiate Coach's Perspective | Kristen Kelsay

    Ep. 07 | A Collegiate Coach's Perspective | Kristen Kelsay

    Kristen Kelsay, former Michigan State university player and coach & current Northwestern coach, joins us to discuss the previous podcast topics from a coach's perspective. She talks about the importance of having conversations on body image and mental health with her athletes, and also defining her athletes by more than their statistics. We also get some behind the scene recruiting tips for prospective athletes. Kristen is on Instagram at @kriskels12

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

HeidiZ25 ,

100% recommend!!

I LOVE this podcast! The hosts and guests are fantastic and they talk about things that are super relevant in today’s society. As a D3 field hockey player, I definitely relate to a lot of challenges and bonuses of being a woman athlete, and I also get to learn about D1/D2 life and other cool sports that I didn’t even know existed! (I had no idea there was a professional women’s football league SO cool!)

Lindy618 ,

Love this!

Informative, fun, important!

SMNRYMRE ,

Needed Platform

The ViragoPod podcast and platform itself is such a needed outlet of information for competitive and retired womxn athletes. Emily and Taylor are so incredibly aware, informed, conscious, and understanding. As a medically retired athlete and current collegiate coach, I share this content with my athletes and former teammates on a weekly basis. Thank you for what you do for us as a community of female athletes.

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