Episode 10

Developing Youth Leaders in Team Sports

Young athletes need to be taught how to be a leader. Coaches can’t appoint a captain and expect them to innately know what to do in that role. What is a leader like? How can they become a leader? What do you do with a child who is not acting like a leader? Who should you choose to be the captain of your team? How do you create a team of leaders?

Brad Jubin, coach and founder of Always Play IV Each Other (APIVEO), speaks passionately about leadership in youth. He defines leadership as using our talents and lessons to benefit those around us. Leaders seek opportunities to add value around them. They play for the team. Learn more through Brad’s podcast and his short and engaging sports leadership lessons for kids. For more information, Brad Jubin's TeamSnap articles on the blog.

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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: Aug 13 2014