EP77: Preparing Your Kids For Sports (and Life) Mastery With DeShawn Fontleroy

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DeShawn is a coach and mentor. He has facilitated lectures and seminars concerning the theory of sports training and has helped professional, collegiate, and high school athletes develop explosive power and jumping ability.

DeShawn also facilitates lectures and group consultations centered around sport psychology, mental toughness, and motivational interviewing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The right questions to ask a potential college or coach to assure it’s a good fit

  • What could potentially be a bad situation if not addressed and considered

  • The best way for parents to communicate with coaches so that your child’s best interests are in mind.

  • How to find the right college for your child

  • Important things to consider during the interview with a potential college coach

  • Why life skills are more important than sports


Resources Talked about in this episode:

EP49: Swim Speed Secrets with Sheila Taormina

EP49:  Swim Speed Secrets with Sheila Taormina

At just over 5’2” tall, and not having made her first Olympic team until the age of 27, Sheila Taormina seems an unlikely candidate to have competed at four consecutive summer Olympiads in three completely different sports (swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon). Her first two attempts to qualify for the Olympics in swimming (1988 and 1992) came up short, during what were considered her “peak” years. Following those years she moved forward with her education, finishing her Master’s degree in Business in 1994, and then began her professional career in the automotive industry that same year, working a full-time salaried position in Detroit.