This week on #RaisingAthletes, we get to go DEEEEP with legendary Pro Beach Volleyball/AVP announcer, former coach of five National Championship club volleyball teams and former co-Captain of the Cal State Northridge the Men's '93 Championship title match Volleyball team current anchor of the Emmy Award winning Spectrum Sports Los Angeles Lakers Show. We discuss his path to broadcasting (hint: it started in his backyard), how his athletic journey flowed beautifully into his dream career and his advice to parents with young athletes who are begging for your attention/support. This is an amazing interview- we took notes!
We are thrilled to have three time first team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American, 1993 National Player of the Year, in which she led the Long Beach 49ers to the NCAA National Championship, the Honda Sports Award recipient. She was the first Big-West student-athlete to earn all-conference accolades in both volleyball AND basketball and tried out for the WNBA three times. Listen in to hear more about her mindset, how she overcomes when things don't go her way and how she approaches parenting her 8yr old daughter.
In today's episode, we have the Head Women's Volleyball Coach from the D1 program, The College of William and Mary. We went deep on the recruiting process and how it works from a "birds eye" view. We have also compiled a guide of questions to ask if you are a student athlete who is looking for their next coach (could be at the high school, club or college level). Tim is full of wonderful insight and ideas on what he looks for in finding a great fit for your teen.
*To get the FREE Guide for Recruits to ask Coaches Great Questions, please go to KirstenJonesInc.com and click on the Resources tab, you can download it for free.
Episode #7: D'Wayne Edwards: Founder of Pensole Ftwr Design Company & Former Creative Director of Brand Jordan
Wait, You Can Get Paid to Do That?!
Today's guest #RaisingAthletes is D'Wayne Edwards, the Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Company and the former Creative Director of Brand Jordan. When D'Wayne was a young boy growing up in inner city Los Angeles, he had a passion for two things: Hoops & Drawing. When the hoop dreams faded at 17, he was able to turn his passion for drawing into a lifelong career, first at one of the Sports Industry's premier brands, Brand Jordan/Nike and later creating his own footwear design school.
Parents, we want our kids to have passion for their sports because of all the lessons they will learn along the way, but ultimately, we want them to find a life path that will not only feed their passion but also fuel their dreams.
This week, Kirsten interviews former William & Mary Hall of Fame, college teammate, Jennifer Petrie, who has coached an led the Women Toreros for the last 20 years. A four-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year, Petrie attracts and develops some of the top talent in the country. We discussed her coaching path, her mentors and her role from the other side of the net, as a parent of a teen volleyball athletes
Episode #5: Joe Abunassar: Impact Bball Founder: From Bobby Knight's manager to training NBA legends
This week Kirsten speaks with the founder of Impact Bball, Joe Abunassar. His passion is helping teens and pro basketball athletes reach peak performance. As an Ironman competitor himself, he understands what it takes to perform at the highest level: nutritionally, mentally and physically. Joe talks about the craziness of youth sports and what to do to healthfully support your teen in their sports journey.
Kirsten and Susie talk about the path to success being lined with failure. Lots and lots of failure. How to help your teen athlete when things don't go the way they planned.
In today's episode, Kirsten Jones and Susie Walton discuss why most of us have already broken our New Year's resolutions and how we can help our teens build keystone habits.
Kirsten and Susie talk about the sentencing given to USA Gymnastics most trusted doctor who molested over 140 gymnasts over decades. How we can help teach our kids to advocate for themselves and the 4 Guiding Principles parents can use to help their athlete. 1) Build self-confidence, 2) Use your voice, 3) Establish your boundaries, 4) Advocate for yourself.