Episode 24

Jennie Finch: Softball, Women's Sports, and Professional Athletics

If you know softball, then you know Jennie Finch. As a former pro softball player, a College World Series Champion, and an Olympic Gold Medalist, Finch has inspired us all.

Jennie and host Emily Cohen dive into the world of women's sports: what messages are being sent to young female athletes, the state of a slow game in a fast-paced world, how to change D-I sports for the better, and the future of women's professional sports. As an added bonus, she tells us why she loves the color pink.

If you're a fan of softball, women's sports, or youth sports in general, take a listen.

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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: Feb 09 2015