| Ep 477 – Parents, Know Your Role in Sports w/ Zach Even-Esh

Author / Cali Hinzman

77 Min Listen

Young people need models, not critics

Many of us accredit athletics for valuable lessons, lifelong friends, and state championship stories to exaggerate for years to come. The driving force of a parent can force their value and love of sport too hard leading to sport falling out of favor for the kids very fast. In fact, 70% of all young people are done competing by age 12!

Parent and Coach Zach Even-Esh joins Power Athlete Radio to discuss the involvement a parent has in their child’s athletic career and the impact beyond their competition years. Zach’s seen it all as both a gym owner and strength coach, and now he shares his experience as a father of youth athletes. Listen in as Z shares what’s appropriate for a parent to ask a coach, best practices for managing your relationship with a coach, and when a parent needs to draw a line to protect their young athlete from falling out of love with their (scholarship) opportunity.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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