| Ep 704 – Overbearing Parents & Performance w/ Coach Kav

Author / John

54 Minute Listen

Young people need models, not critics.

Parents are increasingly looking for ways to involve themselves in their kid’s sports. This includes micromanaging coaches, acting out on the sidelines and applying pressure to athletes that leads to anxiety and long, silent rides home. The result is an athletic experience for children and teenagers that has become less enjoyable and the impact does not match the parent’s intent. Olympic level coach Justin Kavanaugh returns to scare parents straight on how their actions affect performance and offers solution on how to best engage with kids and coaches to help everyone get the most out of a very impressionable time in an athlete’s life.


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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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