Steel Sports Podcast

Steel Sports Podcast

The podcast that puts Kids First. The Steel Sports Podcast tackles a variety of relevant topics in all levels of sport, youth to professional, to engage coaches, parents and players. Perfect for listening to on the way to practice or a game, the Steel Sports Podcast emphasizes the unique Steel Sports Coaching System and core values of teamwork, respect, integrity and commitment.

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June 23, 2022 28 min

National Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman spent an evening with the Steel Sports Athlete Leadership Council to discuss the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the impact the historic legislation continues to have on sports.

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USA Baseball is leading the way when it comes to the development and education for the national pastime's coaches, parents and umpires as they help grow the game at the youth level. Andrew Bartman, Director of Coaching Development at USA Baseball, is at the forefront of many of the organization's initiatives as he joins the Steel Sports Podcast. Andrew dives into the USA Baseball Community Clinics held around the country an...

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Jim Thompson started the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University in 1998 to transform the culture of youth sports. His belief that positive coaching is the key to unlock the best out of young athletes has spread across the country into youth sports organizations and partnerships with major sports and professional coaches. Jim joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss some of his philosophies, growing up a sports fan in No...

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Morgan Stickney had aspirations of becoming an Olympian as a youth swimmer growing up in New Hampshire. However, a foot injury and the discovery of a rare vascular disease derailed those plans.  She had her left leg amputated in 2018, and then a year later an injury in her right leg forced Morgan to make the difficult decision to go through another amputation. Morgan wouldn't let these setbacks stop her from achieving her dream...

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As kids return to play, it's important to keep them on the field or court as opposed to the sidelines with injuries or even worse, the doctor's office. Dr. James Paci, MD is the Director of Orthopedic Surgery for Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, and he has seen a spike of injuries as kids come back from long layoffs due to the pandemic. As part of Steel Sports' Strong as Steel Safety Month, Dr. Paci joins a spec...

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FC Cincinnati's Dan McNally was a successful college soccer coach when an opportunity to start and grow a professional team in the Queen City was presented to him. Now the club's Director of Soccer Operations, Dan joins the Steel Sports Podcast and discusses his leap of faith, bringing a European style fan experience to Cincinnati, the club's path to Major League Soccer and the new soccer-specific stadium opening in May...

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1984 Olympic 100m hurdles champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was a powerful force on the track and hasn't slowed down. Now the Head of Community & Impact and President of FundPlay at LeagueApps, Benita is using the power of sports to strengthen communities and provide opportunities to young boys and girls in underserved areas. Benita talks about her careers, the confidence she built through success on the track, being a pare...

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Basketball Hall of Famer, legend and pioneer Nancy Lieberman joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss breaking barriers and the struggle with challenging norms not just in sports but also society. Nancy's toughness and determination continues to drive her today to take on new challenges, but that toughness is balanced by empathy and care for others, something she believes is a key component to strong leadership.

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December 16, 2020 35 min

Tziarra King, a forward for the Utah Royals of the National Women's Soccer League, showcases her incredible talent on the pitch, while off it, she uses her voice and actions to spur change and awareness when it comes to social justice and inequality. Tziarra joins the Steel Sports Podcast to discuss her rise to the professional soccer ranks, her unforgettable pro debut, the issues and causes for which she fights and why she wil...

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November 18, 2020 24 min

Eric Karros enjoyed a 14-year Major League Baseball career, but his road to the show wasn't a slam dunk. Eric joins the Steel Sports Podcast to talk about a variety of topics, including the impact education had on what he achieved on the field and off it as an analyst for FOX Sports. As a father of three athletes, he gives advice that resonates with all parents, and he even taps into his analyst role to break down the Dodgers s...

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Former Major League player and manager Bobby Valentine joins the Steel Sports Podcast for a conversation on the impact coaches have on athletes. Bobby talks about the main influence in his on and off field life, gives advice for coaches starting out in youth sports, and shares what he tried to instill in his players. As a current college athletics administrator at Sacred Heart University, Bobby's input on the current recruiting...

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March 4, 2020 26 min

Soccer legend, broadcaster and mom Julie Foudy joins the show for a conversation on the all-important car ride home and the interactions between parents and their kids. Julie shares her stories and lends advice on navigating the car ride home so it has every chance of being a positive experience.

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Steel Sports Director of Coaching Steve Jones and Steel Baseball Coach Developer Keith Osik discuss the challenges of teaching integrity to young athletes when a spotlight is sometimes cast on professionals breaking the rules. 

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