Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete

Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete

Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete, hosted by Glenn Hames, is the #1 podcast for elite amateur athletes in High School and College who are looking for tips and strategies that will give them a competitive edge to help them achieve their on- and off-the-field our court athletic goals. Whether you play football, basketball, soccer or any other active team sport either on the field or court, our industry experts, coaches and former professional athletes will provide insightful tips and share their personal experiences on topics that are important to the elite amateur athlete who has the focus and drive to play sports competitively at the highest level of competition.

Episodes

March 20, 2024 74 mins

During the Season 3 finale, Dr. Raylene Ross, Director of Sports Leadership and Mental Performance at the University of South Carolina, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss mental health issues and physical challenges that many amateur athletes often experience when their playing career ends.  She opens up about the struggles of depression, body image, and even eating disorders many student-athletes face when they transition from th...

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Carey Loch, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development and Successat Rutgers University, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss the many transferable skills that athletes unknowingly possess that will help them uncover their hidden talents, find their fit, and leverage their skills to carve out successful careers beyond the sports arena.  Carey shares how collegiate athletes can use their academics, community s...

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Courtney Altemus, Managing Partner and Founder of ADVANCE NIL, an unbiased industry leader in Name, Image, & Likeness Education, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss financial strategies for student athletes who’ve received lucrative NIL deals.  The former Wall Street Wealth Management Executive, shares how athletes can achieve their financial goals using NIL money, how to properly vet and monitor financial advisors, and why all...

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Former pro basketball player, now basketball skill development trainer and coach, Shay Johnson, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss how to hurt your athletic recruiting process, the do’s and don’ts of getting recruited, and mistakes athletes commonly make that will not get them recruited to play sports in college.  Coach Shay also explains the types of players that don’t get recruited by college coaches, the reasons coaches will st...

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Dr. Tabia Pope, nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor at the University of the District of Columbia and the Founding Chair and CEO of Head to Speech, Inc. joins Glenn on the Field to discuss how concussions affect an athlete’s cognitive functions and speech abilities, the link between brain health and speech patterns, the differences between concussions and traumatic brain injuries, and the rehabilit...

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It’s a New Year and Mental Performance Coach and CEO of Quantum Performance Inc., Kate Allgood, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss how she works with amateur and professional athletes to develop highly intentional skills with their focus of attention into things they can control – preparation, fundamentals, footwork, and communication.  Kate also discusses ways to train athletes for situational awareness with early decision making...

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and Sports and Entertainment Publicist, Des Dickerson, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss why elite amateur athletes should invest in a PR manager to help shape a positive image, manage their time and schedules, engage the media, and protect their reputation during a crisis. Des also discusses the differences between a PR rep and a commercial manager, how both can help with financial guidance and stabili...

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Kim Michelson, Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Game, joins Glenn on the Field for the next edition of the Field Goals Spotlight. Kim shares her personal story of how Title IX changed her life when she became the first female in the state of California to play sports on the men’s varsity athletic basketball and baseball teams and how that moment led her to mentor hundreds of student-athletes through the college recruiting and eligibili...

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Reggie Calhoun, Jr., Senior Executive Director and Founder of RPA College, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss whether prospective student athletes should consider attending a post-graduate program to take an extra year out of high school before starting college.  Reggie explains the reasons why athletes should consider a sporting gap year, the benefits and disadvantages of delaying enrollment and competition, and how to make the m...

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Northwestern University's Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs and former Assistant Director of Compliance for the Big 10 Conference, Kristina Minor, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss the ever-evolving landscape of NCAA Compliance, what it is, why it is in place on college campuses, and its impact on collegiate amateurism, eligibility, and recruiting. Kristina explains why student-athletes...

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Verge Ausberry, Executive Deputy Director for Athletics and Executive Director of External Affairs at Louisiana State University, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss what it takes for student athletes to compete at a D-1 program, how to balance the daily rigors of preparing for gametime while maintaining academics, what D-1 coaches are looking for in an athlete in addition to the high expectations they have for their players to win...

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Michael Huber, Certified Mental Performance Consultant and the founder of The Freshman Foundation Podcast, joins Glenn on the Field for Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, to discuss how to overcome pre-existing mental health conditions, the impact mental health has on student athletes, and why suicide has become the fourth leading cause of death for student athletes in high school and college.  Michael also addresses the diffi...

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Accomplished former Senior Vice President/Acting President of Major League Baseball Properties and former Chief Executive of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the current Founder of Kavi Sports, Don Gibson, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss the keys to building a successful athletic brand, the differences between athletic branding and personal branding, and how a good marketing campaign can lead to building a suc...

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Damon Parker, 4x High School State Championship winning coach for men and woman’s wrestling, joins Glenn on the Field for the next edition of the Field Goals Spotlight.  Parker shares his personal story of being a 2x state wrestling champion, what led him to take over the Washburn Rural High School men and woman’s wrestling program, and the methods and techniques he used to turn them into a 4x national powerhouse.  Damon opens up a...

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David Kmiecik, NCSA’s Senior Recruiting Manager, returns on his second visit to rejoin Glenn on the Field, to discuss the critically acclaimed transfer portal; what it is, how it works and why it has quickly become a pillar for college sports.  David shares how the portal should be used as a resource for athletes and a program-building tool for coaches.  He also explains the mechanics of the portal, its benefits, its criticisms, ho...

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Micaiah Corley and Christina Toda, co-founders of SidekickAT, join Glenn on the Field to discuss how their online virtual rehab program and mobile recovery units help athletes prevent, treat, and recover from injuries within the comfort of their home.  The two share prevention techniques and recovery methods that will help reduce injuries in overly used and commonly affected areas and offer maintenance techniques to support the ath...

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Multi-Sport Athlete, Rusty LaRue joins Glenn on the Field to discuss the pros and cons of athletes specializing in one sport versus playing multiple sports and why athletes who engage in multiple sports often achieve greater athletic success than their specialized counterparts. Rusty shares the physical and mental benefits that come with participating in various sports and explains why athletes with versatile skill sets tend to cap...

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Season 3 of Field Goals for the FDA gets underway with former Univ. of FL football standout and NFL Veteran, Mack Brown.  Mack shares his personal athletic journey as a Gator and sheds light on the emotional and psychological challenges that he and other athletes often face when their playing careers from college and professional sports comes to an end.  Brown discusses the significance of having a game plan and offers insights on ...

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Season 3 of Field Goals for the FDA  returns Thursday, June 15th with more exciting guest from the sports industry, ready to share even more content, more tips, and more strategies to help elite athletes achieve their goals.  Here's a sneak peek of what to expect.   http://www.myfieldgoals.com.

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On the Season 2 finale of the Field Goals for the FDA podcast, lacrosse coach extraordinaire, Ryan Jones joins Glenn on the Field for another edition of the Field Goals Spotlight.  Serving as the head lacrosse coach at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, Jones has quickly become one of the most sought after and successful lacrosse coaches in the country.  Ryan shares his personal journey as an elite lacrosse player turned coach and h...

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