Episode 55

Coaching Youth Baseball: Tips from an Award Winner

It’s no secret that great coaches have a profound impact on their players. No matter the sport or the age, great coaching can’t be ignored. 

That’s why we invited Tampa Preparatory School Varsity Baseball Head Coach A.J. Hendrix to join the show. As a winner of the prestigious Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award, A.J. is an expert on what it takes to motivate young athletes. Topics covered include reduce overuse injuries to players, how coaches influence players off the field, how coaches influence other coaches and even a little story time. If you’re a coach, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.

(This episode is part two of a four-part series with select winners of the Double-Goal Coach Award. Check out part one with Jill Kochanek, and stay tuned for more!)

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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: Apr 27 2016