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From Pressure to Power: Supporting Your Athletes Success

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2024


From Pressure To Power Strategies For Youth Athletes With Andrew Simpson

In a world where youth sports are increasingly competitive and high-pressure, the role of parents in coaching young athletes has become more critical than ever.

In today’s episode, our host, James McLamb, is joined by sports coach Andrew J. Simpson, the visionary founder of PFP (Player's Fitness and Performance). They discuss how to help young athletes grow in all areas, not just physically but also mentally and emotionally.

They talked about the immense pressures young sports lovers face and shared tips on being a successful athlete while staying healthy. The conversation looked at the tough side of youth sports, a fast-growing area where the demands can sometimes take away the fun and lessons sports should bring.

Andrew underlined the invaluable role of parents in this journey, how their support, guidance, and teaching of good values can shape their child's sports experience without pushing them too hard. Their involvement is not just appreciated, but it can also make a significant difference in their child's sports journey.

"PFP is more than just a gym. In a world where anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and average living define the lives of far too many people, PFP creates a positive, life-changing, and encouraging atmosphere that kids and adults love to come to for their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fuel up.

They aim to provide a love-powered coaching experience that creates results, deep-rooted relationships, and generational transformation. "Be the best part of someone's day" every day. PFP aims to impact communities worldwide through its small group, individualized fitness experience model."


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Episode highlights:

(0:00) Intro

(1:45) Who is Andrew J. Simpson?

(4:24) Coaching in every level

(7:35) The current state of youth sports

(10:45) Parenting: Hierarchy of values and adopting new perspectives

(14:37) The triangle effect and mindset hacks

(17:14) The power of positive coaching

(20:35) Unlock your full potential

(24:48) Healthy, happy, and high-performing athletes

(27:09) Gameplan habits for success

(31:25) Parental value-assessment

(33:13) Passion in sports

(38:05) Outro



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