Clarity For Parents Of Athletes

Clarity For Parents Of Athletes

Clarity for Parents of Athletes is created for parents who are raising athletes with help from stories of former and current professional athletes about their parents and how they were raised. Listen to the journeys these athletes went on during their younger athletic career and how they felt their parents guided them and advice they have for parents to help them with their children.... Show More

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Do you remember why you decided to put your child into sports?  Did those reasons stay the same or did more reasons start to unfold, which made you forget what those original reasons were?

Sometimes we lose sight of our "heart goals", which come from a loving and pure place.  What can slip into our reasons can come from a place of fear- fear of our child not being good enough or that we're not good enough ... Read more

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Aiyana Whitney is blessed with height, athleticism, and support from many family members.  This perfect recipe helped her play for one of the most prestigious volleyball programs in the US- Penn State University.  There she won two national championships and was an All-American twice, before heading overseas to play professionally and also fort the USA National Volleyball Team.

Of course her story was not without bump... Read more

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Most parents realize that they are the most important role models for their children (or maybe they don't).  In this episode of Clarity for Parents of Athletes Gabe delves into the impact yelling at referees at games has, not just on the referees, but on your child.

Why has berating referees become socially acceptable and what's the difference between heckling and bullying...or is there one?  Why do people fin... Read more

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Mohini Bhardwaj's parents believed in supporting her when she told them she wanted to move from Cincinnati and train in Orlando, all in hopes of making the 2000 USA Gymnastics Team.  Her dreams to make that team were not quite answered but she continued her pursuit and eventually made the 2004 team and was named captain for the Olympics in Athens...all the while living away from home.  Her path was not easy and her determina... Read more

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Mohini Bhardwaj's parents believed in supporting her when she told them she wanted to move from Cincinnati and train in Orlando, all in hopes of making the 2000 USA Gymnastics Team.  Her dreams to make that team were not quite answered but she continued her pursuit and eventually made the 2004 team and was named captain for the Olympics in Athens...all the while living away from home.  Her path was not easy and her determina... Read more

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Paige Tonz says she went into her college softball career with low confidence.  Despite this, her athletic ability took her to Northwestern University and playing in the Big Ten Conference.  It was there that she made a decision to work on improving the mental side of her game.  When she was able to propel herself to a higher frequency of thought, her skills improved even more and doubled her batting average.

Now she ... Read more

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Robert Ian Bonnick grew up in a children's home in London, England from the time he was 18 months until he was 18 year's old.  His stories are unbelievable and lead to many questions, both regarding his athletic journey and even simply his journey as a child without much contact with his parents.

How did he excel to get to the level of playing for the English National Basketball Team?
Who were his major i... Read more

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Robert Ian Bonnick grew up in a children's home in London, England from the time he was 18 months until he was 18 year's old.  His stories are unbelievable and lead to many questions, both regarding his athletic journey and even simply his journey as a child without much contact with his parents.

How did he excel to get to the level of playing for the English National Basketball Team?
Who were his major i... Read more

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"To be the best you want to be, you have to have a real passion for the game and work on your own."

AJ Bramlett had that passion for basketball and his desire to work on his own led him to play for one of the best college basketball coaches in history, Lute Olson, at the University of Arizona, where he helped his team win the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.  AJ went onto a professional career in t... Read more

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Gabe delves deeply into his interview with AJ, laying out what he feels was the blueprint to his success, which other parents can follow as well to benefit their children while they play sports.

Have a question for Gabe?  Feel free to contact him through his website aclearmind.com or leave him a voicemail he will respond to at Read more

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Gabe talks about his trip to Bali, the times we can be hypocritical with our children, and where mixed messages can lead them, and how it can affect their performance.  Plus, listen to who some of the upcoming guests will be!

As always, you can contact Gabe through his website, aclearmind.com/podcast



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Jarrin Solomon went from a budding youth soccer player and multi-sport athlete to narrowing down his focus on track.  He helped lead the 4x400 relay team from Trinidad and Tobago to a Bronze Medal finish in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and beat traditional powerhouse USA in the 2017 World Track & Field Championships, also in London.

Dive into this episode and hear what Jarrin's parents were like on his jou... Read more

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Imagine if we all lived life day-by-day, minute-by-minute with the idea that our child can look up what we did with our lives on the internet someday.

What is the reason for the "win at all costs" mentality some coaches have and what is the downside?

What were the some of the major blessings in the athletic journey of Jarrin's athletic journey?

Listen to all this and more in this epis... Read more

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Gabe recently experienced a lot of people talking or writing about resiliency and got into a social media discussion with a woman on how to best "teach" children how to be resilient.

Gabe defines resiliency and goes into his theory as to how to best help children maintain it and to maneuver through adversity in a beneficial way.

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What propelled Oguchi Onyewo, who said he wasn't the best soccer player growing up, to spend 10 years on the US Men's National Soccer Team and experience a long professional career throughout Europe?

Gabe gives his opinion on what he believes helped Gooch along his journey.

Do you have different takeaways?  Leave Gabe a voicemail at speakpipe.com/clarityfor



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Oguchi Onyewo, also known as Gooch, spent 10 years on the US Men's National Soccer Team and played on numerous European club teams, before finally capping his career off with Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer.

Gooch is a first generation American whose parents emigrated from Nigeria and worked diligently to provide for him and his four siblings to help them excel in whatever they chose to do in life.  It j... Read more

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Whether you know it or not or believe it or not, your injuries and ailments are connected not just with your body but your emotional level and thoughts as well. 

Of course the same goes for your child as well. 


Find out which injuries are connected with what thought patterns in this episode with Gabe and find out what it takes to help prevent and recover from them. 

Of course the same goes for... Read more

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June 11, 2019 10 min

What was the secret ingredient, which led Doug Flutie to have such great success as a college and professional quarterback, despite not meeting the typical physical mold?  

Gabe delves into what he believes is the answer and also discusses what happens when we let go of expectations of our children.



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In this episode of Clarity for Parents of Athletes, Gabe chats with Heisman Trophy winner and 20 year professional football quarterback Doug Flutie about his path as a young athlete and the role his parents played during that time.

Doug goes deep about his love for his parents, his love for football and of course we get to hear about his relationship with his son and his daughter.  

What led to Doug's s... Read more

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In this short segment, Gabe answers the question from a listener- What do you do about something that's not thought, like violent crime?



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