Episode 50

How Do You Judge Your Team's Success?


How do you judge the success of a youth sports team? Is it the win/loss record? Is it the number of tournament championships won or the amount of hardware on the coach's shelf? Or is it something else, something intangible? And what challenges do youth athletes, parents, and coaches face in today's overly-competitive youth sports world? 

Listen in as podcast host Emily Cohen talks with Jenn Starkey of Fastpitch Fit, a former college softball player and author of the a book for teens on leadership called “A League of Your Own,” a compilation of leadership lessons from all-star athletes in many sports. While Jenn's area of expertise is softball, her strategies for success on and off the field are applicable to all youth sports. Game on!

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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: February 15 2016