Equal Playing Field
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by Nick Webster
1w ago
On the latest episode of Cal South's "The Bear and the Ball" podcast, host Nick Webster will talk with IDA Sports co-founder Laura Youngson about her efforts to battle gender inequality throughout the world with Equal Playing Field. Laura Youngson is a social impact entrepreneur whose experience includes founding two companies, IDA Sports and Brunswick Aces. Laura has also worked as a senior policy advisor for the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and further worked in sports event management for the London Olympics, the Street Child World Cup (Brazil), and the European Games i ..read more
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We Are Soccer
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by Nick Webster
2w ago
"We Are Soccer" is described as the premier soccer show for fans of all ages, discussing professional soccer, youth soccer, and everything in-between. Its host Craig Hearn chats with guests and provides comments on soccer from all leagues around the world, all while having fun. "We Are Soccer" brings you the news from the world of soccer and breaks it down in easy to understand segments.  In this episode of "The Bear & the Ball" podcast, our own host Nick Webster chats with Craig about the collegiate and professional game ..read more
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The Most Influential Man in Soccer
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by Nick Webster
3w ago
Sunil Gulati has been described as the most influential figure in U.S. Soccer. On this episode of "The Bear & the Ball," Sunil talks about the future growth of the game, and the upcoming super-events that will dominate world soccer over the next decade ..read more
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Mental Performance - Imagine it and do it!
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by Nick Webster
1M ago
Mental performance is a skill. Just like bouncing a ball and swinging a bat, it takes practice to hone. And just like any other skill, while some are more naturally gifted than others, everyone can master it with practice.  Join Nick Webster and Mike Clark on this episode of "The Bear & the Ball" as they embark on a voyage of mental performance discovery ..read more
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You Are What You Eat
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by Nick Webster
1M ago
Susana Melendez is a nutrition expert. On this episode of the Bear & the Ball, Susana and Nick discuss everything about food. What to eat, what to drink, and how to deal with the voices that we hear surrounding food ..read more
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Lose the Fear
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by Nick Webster
1M ago
John O'Sullivan is a well-respected author, coach, player, and lover of "the beautiful game." In this episode of "The Bear & the Ball," Nick and John discuss the fear that surrounds youth soccer, from missing out on THAT college scholarship to not making the JV soccer team ..read more
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Portland Community Football Club
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by Nick Webster
2M ago
Portland Community Football Club is THE MODEL that clubs should follow. Affordable, inclusive and designed to be an experience that all feel welcome. Kaig Lightner is simply remarkable and has created a club that changes lives while advocating for this beautiful game. In this episode of the Bear & the Ball, Nick and Kaig discuss the real issues that matter to players and parents ..read more
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Take Back the Game
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by Nick Webster
2M ago
LINDA FLANAGAN is a freelance journalist, researcher, and former cross-country and track coach. A graduate of Lehigh University, Flanagan holds master's degrees from Oxford University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and was an analyst for the National Security Program at Harvard University. She is a founding board member of the New York City chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. On this episode of Cal South's "The Bear and the Ball," Nick and Linda go deep into how we can make youth sports fun, and take out the all-consuming pressure of trying to get to the next level ..read more
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TeamSnap - What did we do before?
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by Nick Webster
2M ago
Peter Frintzilas is a technology executive and the CEO of TeamSnap, the application that every parent can't do without when it comes to the match day soccer experience. On this episode of the Bear and the Ball, Nick talks with Peter about the origins of TeamSnap and where it may go in the future ..read more
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Empowering Female Athletes
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by Nick Webster
3M ago
Shay Haddow is an expert coach and speaker on confidence and mindset for female athletes. Having worked with hundreds of young female athletes and college teams from across the country, she’s empowered girls from all walks of life to strengthen their self-belief to play and live confidently As the founder of Alpha Girl Confident Academy, host of the Alpha Girl Confident Podcast, and Author of the best-selling book “She the Confident,” Shay is widely regarded for her insights on confidence and mindset by soccer parents and coaches around the country ..read more
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