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

Author / John

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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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