The Youth Sport Podcast With Rianna Poskin
Rianna with Katie Ranger on playing Lacrosse for Team Canada, preparing for tryouts and dedication

Rianna with Katie Ranger on playing Lacrosse for Team Canada, preparing for tryouts and dedication

January 21, 2021

What does it take to play on Team Canada's National Lacrosse team? Katie Ranger can tell you all about it! Not only is she a team Canada athlete, she also coaches for team Canada! On this episode of The Youth Sport Podcast Katie and I discuss the work it takes to get to the highest level in sport. We talk about how athletes can prepare for tryouts and what coaches are looking for. We talk about how sport can keep kids out of trouble and how it can help with peer pressure. Katie is continuing to make her impact in the lacrosse world in order to make a difference with kids right now!

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Rianna with Fred Zinkie on coaching Football, writing for MLB and kids using social media.

Rianna with Fred Zinkie on coaching Football, writing for MLB and kids using social media.

January 14, 2021

Fred Zinkie is a high school teacher/coach by day and professional sports writer by night! Fred gave me some really good reasons why a high-school football program is a great thing. We discuss football culture and how kids should navigate social media carefully.

Fred has a Master's of Coaching degree and years of coaching experience. He shares a lot of advice when it comes to working with young kids, setting goals, and working hard. Fred is a straight shooter and he had me cracking up with some of his stories working around MLB players. I hope he makes you smile as well! Enjoy!

 
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Rianna with Sarah Zinkie on how to build relationships with kids so they feel safe and share what’s bothering them.

Rianna with Sarah Zinkie on how to build relationships with kids so they feel safe and share what’s bothering them.

January 11, 2021

What’s going on with high-school kids? With many serious issues on the rise this past year (2020), it would be nice to know what’s really going on inside a young person’s head, so that we can step in and help if we need to.

Sarah Zinkie is a high school teacher, a high school coach, a high school (and community) yoga instructor, a holistic nutritionist, and a Mom of 2 boys. Sarah connects with her students in a way that she knows exactly what’s going on inside the mind of her students and athletes. She builds trust with her students so that they can open up when it might be awkward to do so with others. Sarah joins me to let others know what she’s been hearing and seeing from her students, so that if we’re in a similar situation we might be able to make an impact with a young person right away!

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Rianna with Stacey Moore on the differences in opportunities for young girls in sport compared to young boys.

Rianna with Stacey Moore on the differences in opportunities for young girls in sport compared to young boys.

January 11, 2021

Can we honestly tell our young girls that they can have it all and be whatever they dream of being?

Stacey Moore joins me to chat about the opportunities that exist for young girls in sport and how that differs from boys sports. We get into some topics that will definitely make you pause and think! Stacey is many things, a successful athlete, an entrepreneur, a Mom of 2 girls, the president of a youth girls hockey association and a motivator!

We discuss a lot of facts such as the difference between the top gender earners in pro soccer, the women that are working towards a viable salary for female hockey athletes, what happens when a pro female athlete wants to have a family and how we can help.

The resources from our conversation can be found here!

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Rianna with Dave Coleman on hockey culture, failure, regrets and lessons learned

Rianna with Dave Coleman on hockey culture, failure, regrets and lessons learned

January 11, 2021

Dave Coleman played NCAA hockey while his buddies went off to the NHL! Dave is currently working as a contractor with appearances on the HGTV Network. His latest project is Family Home Overhaul with Cheryl Hickey.

Dave Coleman talks hockey! Hockey culture, hockey fights, rep hockey and how hockey helps with networking and life after the game. Dave shares his story of overcoming adversity with a life altering health condition and learning how to apply his struggle to find success as an adult. For all the coaches that are out there working with young kids, Dave’s story is enlightening as well as inspiring!

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Rianna with Ryan Balan on coaching youth baseball and almost making it to the major leagues

Rianna with Ryan Balan on coaching youth baseball and almost making it to the major leagues

January 11, 2021

Ryan’s story is awesome! If you’re a baseball coach, baseball parent or a baseball player yourself, this conversation will be right up your alley! Ryan’s story isn’t just for baseball fans, he touches upon so many things that are important for all of us working with young people in sport.

When Ryan told me what happened to him at the end of his career after being in the Minor Leagues with the Boston Red Sox, my heart hurt for him! This episode will help the young athlete stay inspired to work hard, aim big and be ok with the process no matter the outcome. Enjoy!

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Rianna with Erin McLeod on getting to the Olympics, supporting the LGBTQ+, and mindfulness.

Rianna with Erin McLeod on getting to the Olympics, supporting the LGBTQ+, and mindfulness.

January 10, 2021

Erin McLeod is Canada's National Soccer team goalkeeper. Erin has been to 4 FIFA Women's World Cup's and 2 Olympic games! Erin shares her story which includes: bullying, an eating disorder, coming out as gay to help make an impact, and growing up in Indonesia. Erin gives her advice to help youth coaches make an impact with their players by using Mindfulness, recognizing sport identity issues in respect to injuries, and how to communicate effectively. We cover a lot in this conversation! Enjoy!

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Rianna with Dennis Laskey on Long Term Athletic Development and how to get the most out of kids

Rianna with Dennis Laskey on Long Term Athletic Development and how to get the most out of kids

January 10, 2021

Dennis Laskey drops his wisdom over decades of coaching elite soccer athletes, all the way down to 3 year olds that don’t know what sport is! I loved chatting with my coach once again after so many years of playing for him. Coach Laskey shares the "do's and don't's" when working with young people. Rather than you figuring everything out on your own, let Coach share what he's learned over the years!

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Rianna with Mike Poskin on overcoming failure, coaches impact and making a difference now!

Rianna with Mike Poskin on overcoming failure, coaches impact and making a difference now!

January 10, 2021

Mike is an amazing athlete with a story that might be familiar to many! He found success in sport at a young age and then had to face the reality of what would lie ahead. Not only an athlete, Mike is now a coach, and a Dad to 3 young athletes. Just 2 parents chatting about youth sport trying to make an impact! Enjoy!

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