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Hey! I’m Ashley Burkhardt, a Midwest girl who lived out her dream of becoming a D1 softball player and, later, a professional athlete. SO MANY parents ask me how my parents were able to raise THREE daughters to become D1 athletes, and I truly believe it wasn't a coincidence. I’m ready to share with you a little bit of how WE did it (from the car-ride home conversations to traveling 4 hours a week to lessons!) and give you some tips and tricks to help your daughter reach her dreams. I’m eager to also share with you interviews with some of the BEST softball influencers, parents and coaches to see how THEY did it...because, just like you, I’m eager to learn how to become the best version of myself, and learning from other people’s journeys is how we can make that happen. Buckle up! This is going to be a FUN ride!

When The Cleats Come Off Ashley Burkhardt

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Hey! I’m Ashley Burkhardt, a Midwest girl who lived out her dream of becoming a D1 softball player and, later, a professional athlete. SO MANY parents ask me how my parents were able to raise THREE daughters to become D1 athletes, and I truly believe it wasn't a coincidence. I’m ready to share with you a little bit of how WE did it (from the car-ride home conversations to traveling 4 hours a week to lessons!) and give you some tips and tricks to help your daughter reach her dreams. I’m eager to also share with you interviews with some of the BEST softball influencers, parents and coaches to see how THEY did it...because, just like you, I’m eager to learn how to become the best version of myself, and learning from other people’s journeys is how we can make that happen. Buckle up! This is going to be a FUN ride!

    Dr. Chris Carr - Green Bay Packers Director of Performance Psychology: Building Mental Toughness

    Dr. Chris Carr - Green Bay Packers Director of Performance Psychology: Building Mental Toughness

    I’m THRILLED to introduce to you Dr. Chris Carr who is the current (and first ever!) Director of Performance Psychology and Team Behavioral Health Clinician for the Green Bay Packers. I met him while he was working at Purdue University and he helped guide me through one of the toughest mental battles I had ever faced in my career where I thought about quitting the game of softball. In this conversation, Dr. Carr explains the impact of properly knowing how to goal-set, building relaxation techniques, journaling to become more self aware and drops MULTIPLE resources you can use to keep growing AND practicing your mental muscles, because like he says, if your game is 90% mental, then why don’t we practice it? Ready to have you mind BLOWN like I did a few times?! Get a notebook...you’re going to learn SO MUCH in this one! 
     
    Follow Dr. Carr on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-carr-50b5687/ 
     
    Learn about his hire for the Green Bay Packers - https://www.packers.com/news/packers-hire-dr-chris-carr 
     
    Association for Applied Sport Psychology - https://appliedsportpsych.org/ 
     
    Headspace App - https://www.headspace.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjkvx7w5k64xCEe8f-yPWUiTu7pZKTlsXiWn5Bke4gB371pZqg9tIBMaAhV2EALw_wcB 
     
    MindGym - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/451720.Mind_Gym 
     
    In Pursuit of Excellence - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/90124.In_Pursuit_of_Excellence 
     
    Harvey Dorfman - https://sabr.org/journal/article/the-work-of-harvey-dorfman-a-professional-baseball-mental-training-consultant/ 
     
    Ravens Tight End Hayden Hurst Shares His Journey with Anxiety and Depression - https://www.thesocialjoycollective.com/thegramglowupsummit?affiliate=thesocialjoycollective 

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    How to Be Your Biggest Critic AND Your Biggest Fan with Mental Skills Coach Hannah Huesman - https://ashleybtraining.podbean.com/?s=hannah+huesman 
     

    • 58 min
    Jade Hewitt: Softball's Greatest Hype Woman

    Jade Hewitt: Softball's Greatest Hype Woman

    This week on the pod, former college athlete turned Professional Softball photographer and videographer, Jade Hewitt, gives us her journey of a day in the life of a D3 athlete, recruiting tips, how being selfless and humble got her to where she is, and what it's like being the photographer for the FIRST EVER softball TOPPS trading cards and more. 
     
    Visit Jade's Website - https://www.jadehewittmedia.com/   
     
    Follow Jade on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jadehewittmedia/ 
     
    Follow Jade on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JadeHewittMedia 
     
    USA Softball Photos - https://www.jadehewittmedia.com/photography-softball2020-usa 
     
    This is Us Softball Photos - https://www.jadehewittmedia.com/photography-softball2020-thisisuss 
     
    Athlete's Unlimited - https://auprosports.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw6qqDBhB-EiwACBs6x1wB0FNUdsKg1M0h9X5LBJ-0GhYyqbJFaaC3wboGX3uDLZjymMj27RoC2l0QAvD_BwE 

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    Athletes Unlimited Softball, Owning Your Swing, and Dealing with Internet “Trolls” with All-American and Professional Softball Athlete Sam Fischer - https://ashleybtraining.podbean.com/e/athletes-unlimited-softball-owning-your-swing-and-dealing-with-internet-trolls-with-all-american-and-professional-softball-athlete-sam-fischer/ 
     
    The Insensitive Tweet and Creation of "This is Us Softball" - Part 2 with 2x All-American and Pro Athlete Kiki Stokes - https://ashleybtraining.podbean.com/e/the-insensitive-tweet-and-creation-of-this-is-us-softball-part-2-with-2x-all-american-and-pro-athlete-kiki-stokes/ 
     
    Part 1 with Aubree Munro Watson: The Selflessness of Catching and the Road to the Olympic Dream - https://ashleybtraining.podbean.com/e/part-1-with-aubree-munro-watson-the-selflessness-of-catching-and-the-road-to-the-olympic-dream/ 

    • 1h 22 min
    AJ Andrews: How to Break Barriers and Take Names

    AJ Andrews: How to Break Barriers and Take Names

    Ashley sits down this week with AJ Andrews, who is the first female Rawlings Gold Glove Winner, and one of the most talented, confident and empowering female athletes in softball. Learn how one diving play was enough to start being looked at by LSU Softball, the importance of playing with swagger, who she looked up to in the game growing up, how her dad taught her to walk into every room with commanding presence, and how she's breaking MORE barriers inside her brand new podcast!
     
    Tune in to Barrier Breaking Women on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6isgHbr20JqZXWiIxOFUAz  
     
    Goal-Smasher Course - https://www.ashleybtraining.com/2-week-course-opt-in 
     
    Check out AJ's Website - https://www.ajandrews.com/ 
     
    Follow AJ on:
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aj_andrews_/ 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/aj_andrews_/ 
    TikTok - @ajandrews
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-j-andrews-060142152/ 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AJAndrewsPage 
     
    Watch this interview on YouTube - https://youtu.be/9LhhcBC5KuU 
     
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    The Insensitive Tweet and Creation of “This is Us Softball” - Part 2 with 2x All-American and Pro Athlete Kiki Stokes: https://ashleybtraining.podbean.com/e/the-insensitive-tweet-and-creation-of-this-is-us-softball-part-2-with-2x-all-american-and-pro-athlete-kiki-stokes/ 

    • 1h 14 min
    “Home Run Roadmap - LIVE Coaching Call”

    “Home Run Roadmap - LIVE Coaching Call”

    Does your athlete want to hit her first home run or maybe have a big goal she wants to achieve? In this episode, learn how you can help your athlete develop a roadmap to her goals, and some tips on how to make them happen for her sooner! It’s our job to help HER gain control of her goals and the work it’s going to take to make them happen, and this is your episode to help guide her towards who she wants to be! This is a coaching call I recorded LIVE on Instagram with one of my OG SMASHTRIBE Academy Members who’s big-time goal is to hit her first home run!
     
    Learn more about the SMASHTRIBE Academy - https://ashley-burkhardt-training.mykajabi.com/become-a-member 
     
    The Trooper Foundation - https://nystf.org/ 
     
    Chair Drill - https://youtu.be/RsW9v8fHBCY 
    Elbow Drive Drill - https://youtu.be/bUwghIuQu2U

    • 34 min
    Chloe Maleski: The Importance of Mindfulness and Strength Training

    Chloe Maleski: The Importance of Mindfulness and Strength Training

    Chloe Maleski is a former track and field athlete at Duke who is teaching athletes this importance of mental fortitude, cognitive performance, stress management, and mindfulness. On this episode of When the Cleats Come Off, Chloe reveals a story of how one coach negatively impacted how she thought of herself and her body, how that doubt helped fuel her passion to study psychology and how to cope with negativity, how she relied on strength training to remind her of her inner strength, and how mastering your mindset is the key to unlocking success on and off the field!
     
    Follow Chloe on Instagram - @growithclo_
     
    Check out Chloe's work - https://www.growithclo.com/
     
    Learn more abot the 2-Week GOAL-SMASHER Course - https://www.ashleybtraining.com/2-week-course-opt-in 

    Watch this episode of When the Cleats Come Off on YouTube and SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode! - https://youtu.be/C_6cRf5pngI 

    Links referred to in the episode:
    The Talent Code - http://danielcoyle.com/the-talent-code/ 
    Calm App - https://www.calm.com/ 
     
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    • 44 min
    Part 2 with Aubree Munro Watson: Leadership Behind the Plate, Identity Struggles, Athletes Unlimited and Church on the Dirt

    Part 2 with Aubree Munro Watson: Leadership Behind the Plate, Identity Struggles, Athletes Unlimited and Church on the Dirt

    GEAR UP because Aubree is about to get SOOO passionate about her love of catching! From the importance of building a relationship with her pitchers, knowing AND PLAYING to your strengths, why selflessness is a GOOD THING, when to call a timeout and (what to say to your pitcher to pick her up), how to best communicate with your coach, and SO MUCH MORE! Stay tuned ‘til the end where Aubree shares a bit of her Athletes Unlimited experience, how she lost her identity at Florida and the incredible ministry called “Church on the Dirt” that she and a few USA teammates have built to play for something bigger than themselves.

    Learn more about:
     
    Team USA Softball - https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/Team-USA/2020-Olympic-Team 
    Athletes Unlimited - https://auprosports.com/softball/ 
    Church on the Dirt - https://www.churchonthedirt.com/ 
     
    Follow Aubree on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/aubree1munro/?hl=en 
     
    Watch this entire interview with Ashley and Aubree on YouTube - https://youtu.be/LYp27V5fBLE 
     
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    Athletes Unlimited Softball, Owning your Swing, and Dealing with Internet “Trolls” with All-American and Professional Softball Athlete Sam Fischer - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5zYYb8UNSEPvhdS3YuR1Zl?si=YciUwy92QjebH8xG0sWcHA  

    • 1h 10 min

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5.0 de 5
43 valoraciones

43 valoraciones

Welsh Fam ,

The best advice, hands down!

Ashley gives the best advice for athletes of all ages, from little league to the college-level. Her honesty and authenticity make her so relatable as a mentor. The topics that she discusses on the podcast, such as mental toughness and attitude, are essential to learning at a young age. I always have more tips to take-away after each episode that I can implement into my game to take it to the next level. I love listening every week!

Bren82001 ,

So Good!

This podcast has become a family favorite! Listening to it helps my daughter feel stronger in her mental game and it has opened my eyes to things I never thought about where softball is concerned. We seriously can’t get enough and are always excited when a new podcast comes out. If you have a daughter who loves the game of softball you must check it out.

stiawc ,

Great

Love all the wisdom she shares and listening to the experiences she has had. Great softball podcast

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