31 episodes

Winning Is Not Everything aims to bring sanity back to youth sports. In each weekly episode, sports-minded kids and their parents will hear conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches that fight the obsession over rankings and trophies in youth sports, and instead emphasizes character development and sportsmanship. Hosted by Sean Jensen, former NFL reporter, children’s book author, and youth sports coach.

Winning is Not Everything Sean Jensen

    • Education for Kids
    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

Winning Is Not Everything aims to bring sanity back to youth sports. In each weekly episode, sports-minded kids and their parents will hear conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches that fight the obsession over rankings and trophies in youth sports, and instead emphasizes character development and sportsmanship. Hosted by Sean Jensen, former NFL reporter, children’s book author, and youth sports coach.

    SEASON FINALE #031: Former Chicago Bears Cornerback Charles Tillman On Pushing Himself While Winning Just Nine Games In Four College Seasons, And Going From A Barely-Recruited Prospect To A 13-Season NFL Career

    SEASON FINALE #031: Former Chicago Bears Cornerback Charles Tillman On Pushing Himself While Winning Just Nine Games In Four College Seasons, And Going From A Barely-Recruited Prospect To A 13-Season NFL Career

    Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman tells us how he motivated himself while his college football team won nine games in his four seasons, how goal-setting keyed his rise from barely recruited prospect into 13 NFL seasons, and how he and his wife Jackie conduct themselves on the sideline of their kids’ games.

    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 19 min
    #030: High School Basketball Star Jalen Suggs (Part 2) On What He’d Change About College Recruitment, His Mindset Heading Into “Big Games”, And His Message To Young Athletes Who Look Up To Him

    #030: High School Basketball Star Jalen Suggs (Part 2) On What He’d Change About College Recruitment, His Mindset Heading Into “Big Games”, And His Message To Young Athletes Who Look Up To Him

    In our conversation with Minnehaha Academy guard Jalen Suggs, we discuss his insights into college recruiting, what he thinks before “big games,” his must-listen tip on social media, and his message to young athletes and sports parents.


    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 12 min
    #029 (BONUS): Larry Suggs - Father Of Minnehaha Academy Guard Jalen Suggs, On What He Emphasizes To His Children, How He Challenged Jalen, And His Advice To Young Athletes And Their Parents

    #029 (BONUS): Larry Suggs - Father Of Minnehaha Academy Guard Jalen Suggs, On What He Emphasizes To His Children, How He Challenged Jalen, And His Advice To Young Athletes And Their Parents

    In this bonus episode, Larry Suggs - father of Minnehaha Academy senior guard Jalen Suggs - tells us about his own sports experience, what he emphasizes to his three children, the way he challenged Jalen, and his advice to young athletes and their parents.

    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 12 min
    #028: High School Basketball Star Jalen Suggs (Part 1) On Building A Legacy At Minnehaha Academy And Lessons He Learned From An Agonizing State Championship Defeat

    #028: High School Basketball Star Jalen Suggs (Part 1) On Building A Legacy At Minnehaha Academy And Lessons He Learned From An Agonizing State Championship Defeat

    In our conversation with Minnehaha Academy guard Jalen Suggs, we discuss the impact his parents had on his sports journey, his pride in helping to elevate his school into the national spotlight, and the lessons he learned after an agonizing defeat in a state championship game.

    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 14 min
    #027: Northwestern Center Abbie Wolf On Her Olympian Father's Example, How She Handled Criticism From A Legendary Basketball Coach, And How She Got Through A Season Spent Mostly On The Bench

    #027: Northwestern Center Abbie Wolf On Her Olympian Father's Example, How She Handled Criticism From A Legendary Basketball Coach, And How She Got Through A Season Spent Mostly On The Bench

    In our conversation with Northwestern center Abbie Wolf, we discuss those who positively impacted her childhood sports experience, what she learned from her father (who was an Olympian), how she handled criticism from a legendary basketball coach, and a frustrating season mostly spent on the bench.

    • 16 min
    #026: Former NFL Receiver Nate Burleson (Part 3) On His Mindset For Helping Others, What He Emphasizes To His Children, And His Encouragement To Student-Athletes To Chart Your Own Path

    #026: Former NFL Receiver Nate Burleson (Part 3) On His Mindset For Helping Others, What He Emphasizes To His Children, And His Encouragement To Student-Athletes To Chart Your Own Path

    In our conversation with former NFL receiver Nate Burleson, we discuss what’s most important to him in guiding his kids’ youth sports journeys, what insights he’s seen being on the sideline of youth sports events with other parents, and his encouragement to kids to boldly chart their own path.

    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

chadg13 ,

Easy and enjoyable

Like the guests and family feel for the interview.

Art - Life of Dad. ,

Great podcast for the family

If you are looking for a positive podcast for the whole family check out Sean's podcast. He has great guests on his show that share the valueable lessons they learned in life.

aimeejmd ,

Great content to listen to with my 12 and 13 yr olds

Really good format and content. Great to listen to on the way to and from school with my kids. Looking forward to more episodes! Check it out.

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