At younger ages, athletes are more malleable and absorbent to coaching. It is a crucial time during which the true potential of an athlete can be realized, or possibly repressed. Coaches have an enormous degree of influence on their athletes during this developmental period and the effects of an inexperienced coach at this phase are often overlooked. In this podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe and MindSide Mental Skills Consultant, Meighan Julbert, MS discuss coaching during the formative years of tomorrow’s elite athletes and the importance of effective coaching in youth sports.
There are no shortcuts to success. There is no way around the "right" way. Impatience is the killer of ambition, but those with true ambition don't succumb to impatience. Keeping your goals ahead of you and surrounding yourself with the right people are all important factors to keeping yourself on the right paths for success. Listen to Dr. Bhrett McCabe elaborate on impatience, self-reliance, and more in this podcast.
It is naive of us to think that competing and succeeding in sports only happens when we are thinking clearly and feeling great physically. While that helps, the competitive psychological experience is much greater. For some athletes, competing not only involves execution of plays and strategies, but also managing the struggles of personal difficulties, and even mental illness. In this powerful podcast interview, NCAA basketball legend, WNBA superstar, and Olympic champion Chamique Holdsclaw shares her amazing journey from the playgrounds of NYC to her championship career and her personal battles with mental illness. Through her struggles and positive life changes, Chamique inspires coaches, players, and administrators to face the complexities of mental illness and embrace a mindset of comprehensive mental wellness. Chamique Holdsclaw challenges the daily notions, stigmas, and ignorance to inspire the next generation to maximize their lives and psychological framework. For more information on her work, please check out her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot.
It takes great courage to go out on your own and start a new business. It involves enormous, calculated risk. Ben Lancaster was well aware of this when he took over ownership of Aviate hats in 2015 and in just under 2 years, Aviate has become a phenomenon of success. People all over the country, and even the world, are familiar with Aviate’s hats. Celebrities and average Joes alike are sporting these hats with the airport code of their home city stitched on them. How does one handle the stresses and challenges that come with starting a new venture? It doesn’t happen overnight, and it is never easy. Hear Ben share his story on this week’s podcast.
In these times of political turmoil, fake news, and social media warriors, we often find ourselves complaining and shifting blame everywhere but on ourselves. This week, Dr. Bhrett McCabe has a message for all of us on how to get started taking responsibility for our own lives and choices. Positive change can’t come from negative attitudes. Learn how to create the positive changes you seek in life in this week’s podcast.
Many athletes dreams of playing at the next level. Many don’t even entertain the idea that there may be a life beyond sports, and many are unprepared when reality catches up with them. Chris Rogers, CEO of TAP (Together Assisting People), joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe on this episode of The MindSide Podcast. TAP is an organization that helps athletes develop life skills and build themselves up as independent, functional members of society. From etiquette classes to finances, TAP makes sure that young athletes are prepared for what life may throw their way. Hear Chris share his story and other insights into this world in this podcast.