Mike Koleber

David Benzel – founder of Growing Champions for Life – shares his podcasts here on usagymclub.com.  Each podcast is an interview with new people to get different perspectives on parenting a young athlete.

Mike Koleber

Nitro Swim Coach

Mike Koleber and his wife Tracy are the owners of Nitro Swimming in Austin, TX. They have two locations, and serve over 1800 competitive swimmers. Their competitive team has won 9 of the last 11 Texas Age Group Championships, and their older kids just came off of a 3nd place team finish at the United States Junior Nationals this past winter. In this interview Mike discusses the motivation issues that parents and athletes face.

Wendy Bruce Martin

Olympic Gymnast and 1992 Bronze Medalist

Wendy brings a unique blend of experience as an Olympian, a coach, a mental toughness trainer, and a parent of two athletes. In this interview she shares her observations about how parents can find a balance between over-involvement and complete detachment from their children’s activities. Wendy also provides some great strategies about how to have productive conversations with our kids about what they’re learning, and how to use every day activities to help build confidence.

Mary Lore

Author of "Managing Thought"

Mary Lore developed the step-by-step process called Managing Thought® and wrote the multiple award-winning book and audio book, also called Managing Thought. Through her interactions with corporate leaders, business and health care professionals, educators, spiritual teachers, parents, and teens, Mary has developed effective tools for improving self-awareness and changing how people think so they can attain true long-lasting success. In this interview with Mary Lore, author of Managing Thought, Mary sheds a new perspective on how athletes and parents can get more of what they want out of sports through a shared commitment to choosing powerful thoughts and words that work.

Jeff Deardorff

Scout for NY Yankees & former Pro Baseball Player

Jeff shares the story of his journey from Little League to Big League. It all started as a dream in Central Florida with a relationship with his dad that matured and evolved along the way.

Don Deluzio

Father of four athletes, plus legal guardian of five additional young athletes

Hear the fascinating true story of a family that made a loving commitment to nine athletes, and the lessons everyone learned in the process.

Derek Wolfe

High School Athletic Director, co-author of "Coaching Revolution"

In this interview Coach Wolfe shares his creative techniques for creating a positive learning environment for athletes. His years of experience have also helped him create a climate in which the communication between coaches, parents, and athletes is constructive and appropriate for teaching personal responsibility to our children.

Nancy Cummings

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and former Department Chair at Florida Southern College

Nancy discusses the tricky business of helping our kids recover from injuries in terms of both the time required and the mindset that is most beneficial.

Kristen Butler

Former Professional Women's Softball Player & All Star at University of Florida

Currently Head Coach of the University of Toledo Softball Program, Kristen shares her story of chasing a dream from the early years in youth softball to highest levels of her sport.

Suzanna Narducci

Co-Founder of www.tweenparent.com

During their pre-teen years, children are becoming more and more aware of other influences, like peers and the media. As parents, we need to be prepared to help shepherd our children through the changes we can all expect in the tween years. So rather than have you spend precious time searching sites and publications for the scattered information related to this formidable parenting phase, Suzanna brings it to you! Some content is provided with links to other publications and some is original material brought to you by contributors. You’ll enjoy this interview with a mom who is dedicated to bringing parents important information to help you be the best Tween Parent you can be!

John Evert

Director of Coaching - Evert Tennis Academy

Interview with John Evert, Director of Coaching – Evert Tennis Academy.  Listen to this enlightening conversation with a member of a tennis legend family as John discusses the lessons he’s learned as a top player and now a coach of top junior players.