Episode 51

How to Find a Mentor for Your Young Athlete

Mentors can be some of the most influential positive forces for young athletes. The best of them are sort of like teachers, role models and advisors all rolled into one. 

However, great mentors aren't easy to come by. So then the question becomes this: how can you connect your young athlete with a good mentor?

For some parents, the answer might be CoachUp, an online network that connects coaches with athletes for sport-specific training. In this episode, CoachUp CEO John Kelley and host Emily Cohen discuss exactly what makes a good mentor. How do they alleviate pressure on their young athletes? How do they keep motivating their young athletes? What about the "fun" aspect? 

If you’re looking for a mentor for your young athlete, listen in!

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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: Mar 02 2016