By Sam Callan
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These podcasts are from a monthly series of talks for coach educators/developers at national governing bodies and large sports organizations.
||CleanEpisode 010 US Lacrosse ADM and Parent Engagement||TJ Buchanan the Senior Manager for ADM-Technical Director discusses the history of lacrosse (it is THE original American sport), American Development Model (ADM) and some of the programs US Lacrosse is pursuing with athletes, coaches and parents. TJ also summarizes a meeting of representatives from several NGBs (and one sports parent representative) to discuss how to engage parents. A key point here is that we are (pretty much) all dealing with parents of youth athletes so let's have a common message. Also a goal is to get as many kids as possible in sports for as long as possible and to have the best possible experience.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009 Norwegian Sports Culture with Stephen Seiler||At the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018, Norway earned 39 total medals setting a record for the Winter Games. Many stories were written in the US press about how Norway became so successful. In this podcast I discuss Norwegian sports culture with Stephen Seiler, PhD. Stephen is an American sport scientist who has lived in Norway for over 20 years. He offers his perspective on how Norway goes about developing athletes, the truth about keeping score in youth sports, funding and team culture. Since Stephen is very knowledgeable about sports in the US and Norway, he can offer a great perspective on the differences. You can follow Dr. Seiler on Twitter: @stephenseiler||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008 Practice to Perform Better or to Practice Better John Kessel||John Kessel is the Director of Sport Development for USA Volleyball. He also consults with many sports around the world including Major League Baseball teams. John is knowledgeable in motor learning and the neuroscience of learning. In this episode he will challenge your views on how to run a practice. He says to minimize drills (if not completely do away with them) and to keep people active, no more lining up people to wait their turn. He talks about how to make learning more efficient. Some notes: How we learn faster: it is not about being the right way or wrong way, but about being more efficient. Say what you mean, mean what you say, but do not be mean in saying it. Principles first, methods second Train game-like Eliminate the words "try", "don't" and "but". Put the player's name last when giving feedback Below are some links mentioned in the talk. John Kessel's Growing the Game blog Gabriele Wulf OPTIMAL Learning work (full download available as of May 3, 2018) Atul Gawande is a physician who has written several books and been on the Freakonomics podcast several times. Train Ugly website Backwards Bicycle TED Talk||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007 Coaching ParaSports with Cathy Sellers||In this episode Cathy discusses some of the challenges and rewards in coaching a parasport athlete. She goes over the stages of growth of a coach, gives some history of the Paralympics, how to adapt to coaching an Paralympian, etc.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006 First Tee Golf||Ryan Graff is the Vice President for Program Development for First Tee. First Tee's mission (from its site): "... is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote h||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005 We Are Doing Coaching Education Wrong with Wayne Goldsmith||Wayne Goldsmith is an Australian who has been involved in high performance sport for many years across several sports. In this podcast, Wayne gives his unfettered take on how many NGBs approach coaching education all wrong. Be prepared to be challen||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004 Transformational Coaching with Jean Cote, PhD||How to become more than the coach who just teaches the game||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003 Implementing the American Development Model with USA Hockey||USA Hockey's Implementation of ADM||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002 The US Center for Coaching Excellence Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD||Dr. Dieffenbach discusses the origins of the USCCE||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001 The Adult Learner with Chris Packert||Chris Packert, US Ski and Snowboard Coaching Education||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|