The Youth Sport Podcast With Rianna Poskin
Rianna with Steve Pecher on US Men‘s National Soccer and How The Pandemic Helped Youth Sport

Rianna with Steve Pecher on US Men‘s National Soccer and How The Pandemic Helped Youth Sport

November 4, 2021

How the pandemic impacted youth sport for the better. Steve Pecher, former US National Men's Soccer Athlete joins me to discuss what his club, St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, discovered over the pandemic. The staff at the club did some incredible things in order to keep kids involved with their friends as well as to help with their physical and mental health.

Steve shares his story of growing up in a big family, having relatives that played soccer professionally, sitting at an MVP table with Pele, and what he's learned coaching for over 20 years to help other coaches working with kids right now.

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Rianna with Dr. Heather Logan Sprenger on Hydration, Performance, National Women‘s Hockey and Cycling

Rianna with Dr. Heather Logan Sprenger on Hydration, Performance, National Women‘s Hockey and Cycling

September 30, 2021

On this episode we dive into: Hydration, Heat exhaustion, training adaption, and performance with Dr. Logan Sprenger who received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. Her graduate research was funded by the Gatorade Sport Science Institute (GSSI) where Dr. Sprenger’s speciality involved investigating the effects of exercise-induced dehydration on physiological responses, substrate oxidation, muscle metabolism, and performance.

We first start off chatting about Dr. Logan Sprenger's incredible story as a two-sport National Team athlete with a combined 15 years experience competing at the international level in both ice hockey and professional road cycling.

A good story mixed with some amazing educational information equals a great conversation to listen to!

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Rianna with Dr. Thor Stein on CTE, ALS, Contact Sports and The Brain Bank

Rianna with Dr. Thor Stein on CTE, ALS, Contact Sports and The Brain Bank

September 23, 2021

This episode is the second part of a 2 part conversation on CTE, ALS and contact sports. If you haven't listened to part 1 yet, you can find it here.

In part 2 of my conversation I get to learn more about what is going on in the brain right from the researcher himself!

Dr. Stein's research interests involve the study of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He studies the role of trauma in the abnormal accumulation of tau and proteins involved in RNA processing. He is an acting neuropathologist involved with the brain banks for the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center, CTE Center, Framingham Heart Study, as well as the National Veterans Administration ALS brain bank.

Dr. Stein is part of the Neuropathology Core of the SLI-BU CTE Brain Bank, where he conducts neuropathological analysis of brain tissue and helps maintain the SLI-BU CTE Brain Bank.

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Rianna with Matthew Onyshko on ALS, CTE, Head Trauma and Football

Rianna with Matthew Onyshko on ALS, CTE, Head Trauma and Football

September 23, 2021

This episode is Part 1 of 2 where we discuss how head impacts in contact sports affect the brain and disease formation. Part 2 is with Dr. Thor Stein, MD, PhD from The SLI BU CTE Brain Bank.

Matthew Onyshko is a former NCAA Division 2 football athlete who is battling a condition called CTE ALS.  Officially a CTE diagnosis cannot be determined until after death yet this is what Matthew's doctors suspect he has.  I found out that Matt had ALS when I saw him on the Ellen Degeneres show. Ellen highlighted Matt’s story because his amazing Firefighting team worked extra shifts to cover Matt’s salary after he was no longer able to work due to his progressing ALS disease.

Matt believes his ALS disease is due to playing Football in College. Matt would like to share his story and his experience in the hopes that we can do better in sport, specifically in contact sports like football. He hopes sport organizations, and those involved in the organizations, do better with the research that is currently available. This is Matt's story...

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Fact Check links:

Information about how President Roosevelt Influenced Football

NCAA Student Athlete Medical Insurance Legislation

NFL Retirement Information

"The First Concussion Crisis" Article From: The National Centre for Biotechnology Information

Rianna with Dr. Julie Stamm on Concussions,Contact Sports and Keeping Kids Brains Safe

Rianna with Dr. Julie Stamm on Concussions,Contact Sports and Keeping Kids Brains Safe

August 5, 2021

Dr. Julie Stamm joins me on The Youth Sport Podcast to discuss her research on repeated head impacts in youth sport and her new book "The Brain on Youth Sports" - The Science, The Myths, and The Future: https://www.juliestamm.com/book

Dr. Stamm has a unique perspective when it comes to youth sport as she was a multi sport youth athlete, she is a certified Athletic Trainer, she is a Doctor in Anatomy and Neurobiology and an avid sports fan. Her message is to encourage kids to play sport as much as possible while making smart changes in youth sport at critical times in order to keep kids safe.

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Rianna with Goncalo Marques on The Power Of Play, How To Motivate and Psychotherapy in Sport

Rianna with Goncalo Marques on The Power Of Play, How To Motivate and Psychotherapy in Sport

April 22, 2021

On this episode of The Youth Sport Podcast I chat with Goncalo Marques who is on a journey to help athletes, sports coaches, and parents better understand and exploit what's in their sport to enhance performance! This episode focused around "The Power of Play"!

Through Goncalo's training in Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy he has researched many important topics that we discuss: inspiring youth when they've become uninterested, coaching with love, compassion and empathy, instilling humility, normalizing failure, and more!

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Rianna with Dean Bryan on Anti Asian Racism in sport, Coaching Minority Kids, and Coaches impact

Rianna with Dean Bryan on Anti Asian Racism in sport, Coaching Minority Kids, and Coaches impact

April 15, 2021

On this episode of The Youth Sport Podcast Dean and I discuss his story growing up in a diverse area and then moving to where he was the only minority kid in his school. He discusses how his coaches didn't think there were any racial issues in their program not knowing what Dean's experience was growing up. We discuss how to help a kid overcome adversity, to put in the hard work in order to see the success that comes with it...even if it comes years after the work. Dean now works with kids in Strength and Conditioning and he's helping shape the next generation of amazing athletes and people through his business at "The Grind"

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Rianna with Dr. Jim Taylor on Toxicity in Youth Sport, Sport Psychology and Youth Sport Success

Rianna with Dr. Jim Taylor on Toxicity in Youth Sport, Sport Psychology and Youth Sport Success

April 8, 2021

"We want mental wellness, not mental hell-ness!" - Dr. Taylor

This episode on The Youth Sport Podcast was great in so many ways. The reality of becoming an elite athlete and becoming a pro is often lost on misguided parents and coaches. Dr. Jim Taylor has been working with elite athletes, researched and taught Sport Psychology, has created countless resources to help parents and kids along their sport journey, as well speaks publicly to sport groups and schools about how to create the best sport environment for upcoming athletes.

His stories will shake up your reality and also offer some perspective on how we're operating and how we could benefit from taking a step back and re-evaluating our coaching and parenting philosophies.

Dr. Jim Taylor has many free resources to help you along your sport journey which can be found on his website, www.drjimtaylor.com

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Rianna with Desiree Markovich on US Women’s Rugby, overcoming trauma with sport and impacting young women

Rianna with Desiree Markovich on US Women’s Rugby, overcoming trauma with sport and impacting young women

April 1, 2021

From not playing Rugby until her 20's to playing on the USA Rugby National team! Desiree Markovich shares her journey as a young multi sport kid to finding her community and passion in Rugby!

Desiree had to overcome 2 major deaths in her life back to back which led a lot of suffering. The game of Rugby and the people in the Rugby community helped her work through those losses in order to get back on track. We discuss how sport and coaches can help with kids dealing with life issues. We discuss the long road ahead for women in professional sports. We discuss how a coach can make an impact on a kid and how Rugby is a great outlet for young women.

Desiree has an incredible story, I hope you enjoy it!

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Rianna with Chris Hardill on being a professional hockey goalie, living with a billet family and sport careers after playing

Rianna with Chris Hardill on being a professional hockey goalie, living with a billet family and sport careers after playing

March 25, 2021

What's it like to be a hockey goalie taking shots at 100mph? Chris Hardill tells me all about it! Chris left home in his teenage years to pursue his hockey dream. We talk about what it was like to live with a billet family and the life lessons he learned.

Chris had the privilege to play in the Ontario Hockey League with the Ottawa 67’s, Kingston Frontenacs and the Barrie Colts. He has helped teams scout goalies and he's done work in broadcasting. We discuss how sport opens the door to networking and work within the game after retirement.

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