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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 32 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.

    #079: Mary Jacobs (Part 2) — Golf Instructor and Author — On Why She Transitioned From Player To Coach and Why She Loves Sharing Her Passion For Golf

    #079: Mary Jacobs (Part 2) — Golf Instructor and Author — On Why She Transitioned From Player To Coach and Why She Loves Sharing Her Passion For Golf

    In Part 2 of our conversation with Mary Jacobs, a golf instructor, author and former collegiate All-American, she focuses on what made her become a coach, what excites her about teaching the sport and what advice she has for young athletes. 

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

    • 11 min
    #078: Mary Jacobs (Part 1) — Golf Instructor and Author — On How Growing Up With Five Brothers Impacted Her and What Inspired Her to Write A Golf Book For Kids

    #078: Mary Jacobs (Part 1) — Golf Instructor and Author — On How Growing Up With Five Brothers Impacted Her and What Inspired Her to Write A Golf Book For Kids

    In Part 1 of our conversation with Mary Jacobs, a golf instructor, author and former collegiate All-American, she shares how she was shaped by growing up with five brothers, the early challenges she faced and persevered through and what inspired her to write "One, Two, Follow Through!"

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

    • 16 min
    #077: Marti Reed (Part 2) — Author and Speaker — On Why She's So Passionate About The Positive Coaching Alliance And Inspiring Others To Embrace The Utility-Player Life

    #077: Marti Reed (Part 2) — Author and Speaker — On Why She's So Passionate About The Positive Coaching Alliance And Inspiring Others To Embrace The Utility-Player Life

    In Part 2 of our conversation with Marti Reed, a leader with the Positive Coaching Alliance, she highlights how she transformed from a selfish athlete to a key part of a championship team at UCLA, and why she encourages young athletes to embrace the "Utility Player Life," which also happens to be the title of her book. 

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

    • 16 min
    #076: Marti Reed (Part 1) — Author and Speaker — On The Lessons She Learned Through Softball, Including Personal Experiences That Empower Her To Influence Others In Sports

    #076: Marti Reed (Part 1) — Author and Speaker — On The Lessons She Learned Through Softball, Including Personal Experiences That Empower Her To Influence Others In Sports

    In Part 1 of our conversation with Marti Reed, a leader with the Positive Coaching Alliance, she shares some of her experiences, some of them negative, being an African American in softball, and her journey in the sport. 

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

    • 16 min
    #075: Basketball Coach Joel Wallace On Being Humbled By Trey Lance Saying He "Absolutely Changed My Life"

    #075: Basketball Coach Joel Wallace On Being Humbled By Trey Lance Saying He "Absolutely Changed My Life"

    In our conversation with Joel Wallace, a former AAU basketball coach and currently an assistant college basketball coach, he shares how he was intimidated at coaching the then 15-year-old Trey Lance, who was a big-time athlete in Marshall, MN, and his reaction to Lance's rise to being selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

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

    • 20 min
    #074: Sean K. Jensen Shares 4 Lessons from Trey Lance and One of the Most Inspiring Ascents in NFL Draft History

    #074: Sean K. Jensen Shares 4 Lessons from Trey Lance and One of the Most Inspiring Ascents in NFL Draft History

    Author Sean K. Jensen pinpoints 4 enduring lessons from Trey Lance’s remarkable story, highlighting clips from his interview with Trey and his mother Angie from a Winning Is Not Everything episode that aired in February 2020. Trey Lance, the third overall selection of the San Francisco 49ers, was raised in Marshall, MN, and was not recruited to play quarterback by Division I programs.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 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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