Lockers aren’t good all alone!
And those who use lockers aren’t designed to be alone either. Think about how lame a locker room would be with just one locker! Lockers need support. Coaches need support.
Lockers need ventilation!
Coaches need to vent! I want this podcast to be a place we can vent together if we need to. Where we can bounce ideas off of each other to become better coaches and better people!
Lockers get locked, to keep them safe.
I want this podcast to be a safe place for coaches to come to during the week. Not a “safe space.” I ain’t talking about that. I’m just talking about a place you can come, as the coach of any sport to find a home!
Launches June 1, 2018!
Think about your favorite locker.
My locker was pretty clean most of the time. That’s just how I am: a neat freak. But my players’ lockers? Most lockers out there are filled with all kinds of things!
Pair of cleats, old pair of cleats, 13 socks, an old ball glove, a few balls, seeds spilt all over, 3 water bottles, a belt . . . . . . . and the list goes on right?!
Just like most lockers are filled with things that you may or may not need everyday, this podcast will focus on a variety of topics meant for most coaches most of the time. Obviously, a girls volleyball coach in Tennessee probably won’t want to hear much about the 6 Commandments of Your Kick Return Team!
We won’t spend much time on xs and os. Not much time at all on defensive or offensive x and os! There are some great guys in that business now. Check out Joe Daniel for starters. He started a podcast before podcasts were cool! The Football Coaching Podcast is one of my favorites!
JUNE 8 – Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach, Azusa Pacific University
To discuss “Tip of the Spear” Leadership
JUNE 29 – Kevin Swight, Gold Beach High School Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Oregon Will discuss building championship programs and characteristics in a rural setting
JULY 13 – Scott Glabb, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach from Southern California; State Wrestling Coach of the Year Honoree
To discuss coaching the heart and mind of an athlete
AUGUST 3 – Eric Sondheimer, L.A. Times Sportswriter
Evan Barnes, Memphis Football Beat Writer
Two guests, one episode to discuss coaches and best practices with the media
Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Editor, 24/7 Sports, Co-Founder of Avery Strong Foundation
Will discuss college recruiting for coaches. Will also talk about his foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for the cancer that took his daughter, Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation.
AUGUST 31 – Jeff Fisher, HighSchoolFootballAmerica.com
To discuss national trends of coaching high school football, & share stories from his new book (below).
John Teuscher, College Football Coach
Will discuss the life of a Graduate Assistant. He GA’ed at Utah under Kyle Whittingham. And, he’s a great story teller with a lot to offer coaches!
Les Lukach, Prep Baseball Report
He’s going to discuss the great California baseball coaches, and what makes them so great.
Got any ideas for future podcasts episodes? Send me an email at Chris@eightlaces.org.