| | | PA Radio – Episode 220: Jim Kielbaso

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How Do I reach These keeeeeds?

We are stoked to have Jim Kielbasa back on the show to talk training kids through his years of experience and his organization, the International Youth Conditioning Association. Jim explains that his motivation for starting the program was to educate coaches on the delicate balance of working with 8-18 year olds. Coaching kids is long journey that starts with the best of intentions and as Jim explains, the coach themself is usually the reason a kid sticks with a sport or quits.

Jim provides real tools, not just lip service, on how to polish your coaching interaction with youth athletes. He also talks about his experience navigating overzealous parents and what to do when you encounter those fucked up coaches who enjoy yelling at kids because they see their own failures in them. Yeah, that’s some serious psychological shit.


Be sure and check out the IYCA at IYCA.org. From that site you’ll be able to track down Jim and attend any number of his speaking engagements. Jim can also be found on IG at @JimKilebaso.

Ladies and gentlemen the Power Athlete Academy Methodology course, Level 1 is now available. However, there are a limited number of spots that are filling up quickly. I know this because I get a goddamned email every time someone signs up. Get one of those last spots so we can bring a swift end to this email terrorism.

So you just signed up for the academy, and you’re like “What would you like me to do now, Cali?” well, move that cursor to the events tab get your tickets to the Power Athlete Symposium. December 8-10 will be the most memorable experience of your life. I know, your kid’s birth is number one right? Wrong. Were there professional athletes, former SEALS, barbecue, and beer at the your kid’s birth?

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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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