WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast
Ways To Motivate & Reward Your Youth Soccer Players

Ways To Motivate & Reward Your Youth Soccer Players

June 1, 2022

Ever hear "If you score a goal, I'll give you $5."? Is there a problem with parents or families using this method? Excited to welcome Shay Haddow from Alpha Girl Confidence back to the podcast to talk about this subject and so much more about player motivation and incentives.

The Truth About The Pressures Of Playing Collegiate Soccer

The Truth About The Pressures Of Playing Collegiate Soccer

May 25, 2022

Did you know there is a lot more to play college soccer than you think? Find out what it's like and the various pressures athletes face with Kerrigan Johnson, former D2 collegiate soccer player. 

How To Give More Effective Feedback To Soccer Players

How To Give More Effective Feedback To Soccer Players

May 18, 2022

SOCCER COACHES - THIS EPISODE IS YOUR YOU! We are excited to welcome Jenny Rearick, communication coach and owner of Fit To Speak, back to the podcast to talk about how soccer coaches can give more effective feedback to their players. 

Real Talk About Suicide When It Comes To Our Youth Soccer Players

Real Talk About Suicide When It Comes To Our Youth Soccer Players

May 13, 2022

Today, we talk about a tough topic: suicide. May is #MentalHealthMonth. WVSA is committed to the mental health of our members and not afraid to tackle the tough topics. With the recent deaths of two collegiate athletes, we speak with Dr. Ashley Coker Cranney of Whole Brain Solutions, LLC about suicide. What are the warning signs? What can parents and coaches do? Find out and listen.

 

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-8255

 

 

Menstrual Cycle Nutrition For Youth Soccer Players

Menstrual Cycle Nutrition For Youth Soccer Players

April 28, 2022

Join us as Stephanie May, registered dietitian and owner of SM Nutrition, talks about how female youth soccer players can be properly fueled during their menstrual cycle. She will be providing FIVE tips for our players that can be implemented immediately.

Tips For Staying Healthy During The Spring Soccer Season

Tips For Staying Healthy During The Spring Soccer Season

April 20, 2022

Great new episode of the podcast coming your way. We talk to Andy Seraphin, Doctor of Physical Therapy, about the things youth players can do to keep themselves fit and healthy this spring season. DON'T MISS IT! #soccer #fit #healthy #physicaltherapy #injured #wellness #development

Better Developing Our Youth Soccer Referees

Better Developing Our Youth Soccer Referees

April 13, 2022

What can coaches, clubs, parents and associations do to better develop our young referees and keep them in the game? Find out the thoughts of Jason Hutchinson, State Referee Administrator, Idaho Soccer Referee Committee. 

Author Jon Townsend Joins Us To Talk About His Book, ”It’s Just A Ball”

Author Jon Townsend Joins Us To Talk About His Book, ”It’s Just A Ball”

April 6, 2022

WVSA is excited to welcome author Jon Townsend to the show to talk about his new book, "It's Just A Ball". It's an amazingly insightful book for both soccer players and coaches. Don't miss this episode with Jon.

 

Buy "It's Just A Ball" here: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Just-Ball-Exploring-Complexity/dp/1911121936

How Words Soccer Coaches Use Can Affect Their Players

How Words Soccer Coaches Use Can Affect Their Players

March 31, 2022

Did you know that the words you use as a youth soccer coach can affect your players? Same things goes for parents. Find out more from Jenny, Rearick, communication coach and owner of Fit To Speak on this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch podcast.

What Is TOPSoccer & How To Start A Program In Your Community

What Is TOPSoccer & How To Start A Program In Your Community

March 23, 2022

So, what is TOPSoccer and how can you start a program in your community? Find out with Pete Bussa, US Youth Soccer East Region TOPSoccer Chair. 

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