Episode 33

Brandi Chastain: Soccer Safety, Youth Development, and the 2015 Women's World Cup

With the U.S. winning the gold in the 2015 Women's World Cup, we're thrilled to have Brandi Chastain on the podcast! You know her as a two-time Gold Medalist, as an announcer for ABC and ESPN, and for her game-winning goal in the 1999 FIFA World Cup Championship.

In this excellent episode, Brandi and host Emily Cohen discuss youth soccer, professional soccer, and how the two are related. And don't worry––there's plenty of talk about the World Cup, too. Topics covered include: how to protect young players from injury, why kids should play more than one sport, why parents shouldn't spend all their time on youth sports, who has the best national team in the world right now, and the strengths and weaknesses of the United States national team. 

Jam-packed with insights and answers, this is a podcast no soccer fan will want to miss!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Jun 10 2015