This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Olympic and World Cup Champion Christie Rampon and Dr. Kristine Keane. Christie and Dr. Keane wrote a book called Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life. During our conversation, we dive into defining trust as a coach, why many parents find it difficult to understand athlete burnout, and what parents can do to help their kids cope with circumstances on their team.
A mother of two girls, Christie Rampone played in five FIFA World Cups and four different Olympic Games. The two-time FIFA World Cup champion and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist recorded 311 caps for the U.S. Women’s National Team, which is the second most of any single player in international soccer history (men or women). Affectionately known as Captain America, she also captained the U.S. Women’s National Team on a record 113 occasions. Visit her website at https://christiepearce.com/ and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Dr. Kristine Keane
Dr. Kristine Keane is a leading neuropsychologist, speaker, and author whose expertise in brain function assists people in unlocking their potential, removing barriers to success, and living their best, intelligent life. Dr. Keane is an expert on brain health, and has experience helping a wide range of individuals such as youth, college, professional and Olympic athletes, physicians, and business professionals recover from injury, achieve peak performance, and transform their lives in meaningful and lasting ways. Visit her website at https://drkristinekeane.com/ and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Amazon link to Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life
Highlights from the Podcast:
- Why do parents stress about winning more than most athletes?
- What is something Christie (as a coach) makes her want to step in and correct in youth sports?
- When kids aren’t paying attention, is it their fault or the coach’s fault?
- What is something that makes Dr. Keane the most upset on the sideline?
- Defining trust as a coach.
- How to train athletes to compete
- Why is it more important for athletes to contact the coach than the parent?
- Why is it so hard for parents to accept when kids are on burnout from their sport?
- Christie’s Rule: If a parent coaches from the sidelines, the kid is removed from the game
- Why are parents so afraid their kids are going to be behind?
- How did playing at such a high level help Christie be a better coach?
- What can parents do to help their kids cope with circumstances on their team?
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