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The Sportlight Podcast

Especially for Athletes (“E4A”) is a movement designed to inspire athletes, and those with whom they associate, to maximize their athletic potential and to use their talents, social influence, and their "Sportlight" to assist and lift others. E4A is seeking to build a culture of athletes focused on changing lives through better use of the attention and influence that accompanies their position. E4A provides education, training and motivational tools to inspire athletes to focus on doing more, and becoming more than just a great athlete.Schools, teams, youth organizations, and individual athletes are encouraged to become E4A certified and join the growing group of athletes of all ages and skill levels including college and professional athletes in committing to the E4A promise and wearing proudly their Eyes Up-Do the Work wrist band.

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114. Beyond the Field: Zac Dart's Triumph Over Injury and Mental Health Challenges
Description: Join us for an inspiring episode of "The Sportlight Podcast" as we sit down with Zac Dart, former BYU Baseball Player and the 2021 5A Player of the Year. Zac shares his deeply personal journey of resilience, perseverance, and self-discovery, offering invaluable insights into overcoming adversity both on and off the field. In this candid conversation, Zac opens up about the challenges he faced while working through a devastating injury, highlighting the mental and emotional toll it took on him as an athlete. From navigating the depths of anxiety and depression to finding the strength to rebuild and redefine his identity, Zac's story is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit. Throughout the episode, Zac reflects on the profound lessons he has learned along his journey, emphasizing the importance of self-care, mental health awareness, and the transformative power of perseverance. His unwavering determination to overcome obstacles serves as an inspiration to athletes, coaches, and individuals facing their own struggles. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a student-athlete, or someone seeking encouragement in the face of adversity, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we delve into the depths of the human experience with Zac Dart, and discover the resilience and strength that lie within us all. Key Discussion Points: Navigating the challenges of injury and its impact on mental health. Strategies for coping with anxiety and depression as an athlete. The importance of self-care and seeking support during difficult times. Lessons learned from overcoming adversity and rebuilding resilience. Inspiring insights for athletes, coaches, and individuals facing their own struggles. Tune in now to gain invaluable wisdom and inspiration from Zac Dart's remarkable journey, only on "The Sportlight Podcast" by Especially for Athletes. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Join the conversation using #TheSportlightPodcast Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50:31 14/05/2024
113. All Pro NFL Safety and New England Patriot Brenden Schooler
Description: In this captivating episode of "The Sportlight Podcast," we have the privilege of sitting down with All-Pro NFL Safety and New England Patriot, Brenden Schooler. Join us as we dive deep into Brenden's remarkable journey, exploring the core values of work ethic, resilience, and the invaluable lessons learned both on and off the field. Brenden shares insights into his experiences playing under the legendary Bill Belichick, offering a glimpse into the mindset required to thrive in one of the most competitive environments in professional sports. From the relentless pursuit of excellence to the unwavering commitment to teamwork, Brenden's reflections on his time with the Patriots provide invaluable wisdom for athletes, parents, and coaches alike. Throughout the episode, we uncover the defining moments that have shaped Brenden's career, from overcoming setbacks to seizing opportunities with unwavering determination. His story serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and the unwavering belief in one's abilities, inspiring listeners to embrace the challenges they face with courage and resilience. Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a dedicated coach, or a supportive parent, this episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to unlock their full potential and achieve greatness both on and off the field. Join us as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment with Brenden Schooler, a true champion in every sense of the word. Key Discussion Points: The importance of work ethic in achieving success in sports and life. Insights into playing under the guidance of coaching legend Bill Belichick. Overcoming adversity and bouncing back stronger than ever. Lessons learned from triumphs and setbacks on the field. Advice for athletes, parents, and coaches on cultivating resilience and determination. Tune in now to gain invaluable insights from one of the NFL's brightest stars, only on "The Sportlight Podcast" by Especially for Athletes. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Join the conversation using #TheSportlightPodcast Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52:55 30/04/2024
112. Long-Time Coach and AD Cody Valdez
Description: In this episode of the Especially for Athletes Spotlight Podcast, we sit down with Cody Valdez, a seasoned coach and current athletic director, to gain insights into the evolving landscape of youth sports. Cody shares his perspectives on various topics, including the unique characteristics of today's young athletes, the role of sports in fostering resilience, and the potential drawbacks of club sports and specialization. Join us for an engaging conversation as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing young athletes today. Show Notes: Introduction to Cody Valdez: Meet Cody Valdez, a long-time coach and current athletic director, as he shares his wealth of experience and insights into the world of youth sports. What Makes Today's Young Athletes Different?: Cody discusses the distinctive qualities and characteristics of today's young athletes, exploring how they differ from previous generations and the implications for coaching and mentorship. Building Resilience Through Sports: We delve into the ways in which sports can serve as a powerful platform for building resilience in young athletes, equipping them with invaluable life skills and coping mechanisms. The Impact of Club Sports: Cody shares his thoughts on the rise of club sports and its potential effects on today's youth, examining both the benefits and challenges associated with this phenomenon. The Dangers of Specialization: We explore the risks and consequences of early sports specialization, including the potential for burnout, injuries, and limited overall development. Advice for Coaches, Parents, and Athletes: Cody offers practical advice and strategies for coaches, parents, and athletes navigating the complexities of youth sports, emphasizing the importance of balance, holistic development, and prioritizing the well-being of young athletes. Conclusion: Join us as we wrap up our conversation with Cody Valdez, reflecting on the key takeaways and insights gained from our discussion on the evolving landscape of youth sports. Tune in to gain valuable perspectives and actionable insights from Cody Valdez, as we explore the critical issues shaping the world of youth sports today. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45:21 16/04/2024
111. Stephen H. Covey
In this podcast, we talk with former college quarterback Stephen H. Covey. We had a great discussion about the following questions: What is it like to see your brothers or teammates achieve your dreams and how do you handle that the right way? How can we recognize our intrinsic worth and help those we coach and our own children do the same? What did he learn from his well-known father and grandfather? What has he learned about time management and putting the most important things first? We talk about these and so much more. We know that you will enjoy this episode. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67:13 19/03/2024
110. Professional Golfer Daniel Summerhays
After recording our first episode with Daniel Summerhays we knew we had to interview him again. He did not disappoint. We dove deep into the importance of sleep and its impact on performance. Daniel gave us some sleep tips he has garnered along the way as a professional golfer which was so insightful. We also dove deep into how athletes can prevent the downward spiral of performance after hitting a bad shot or making a bad play. You are not going to want to miss this insightful episode. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
73:28 05/03/2024
109. BYU Great and Current NFL QB Jaren Hall
In this episode of the Sportlight podcast, we sit down with Jaren Hall, BYU Great and current NFL Quarterback. Jaren shares insights into his transformative journey within the E4A program, discussing how its principles have profoundly influenced his mindset and approach to both sports and life. The conversation delves into the challenges of navigating social media as a professional athlete, with Jaren providing valuable perspectives on maintaining authenticity in the digital age. We explore the sacrifices and dedication required to achieve greatness in the sports realm, offering listeners a candid look behind the scenes of a professional athlete's journey. A touching aspect of our discussion revolves around Jaren's upbringing and the instrumental role played by his parents in shaping his character. From personal anecdotes to the enduring support of his family, Jaren Hall's story serves as an inspiring narrative of resilience, discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. Join us for a compelling episode as we unravel the layers of Jaren Hall's athletic odyssey, shedding light on the impact of programs like E4A on elite athletes' lives. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44:24 06/02/2024
108. Inspiring Stories and Tips of College Drill Team Dancers
In this episode of the Sportlight Podcast, join us for an inspiring conversation with talented college dancers hailing from diverse campuses across the state. Explore the intricacies of the high school drill team world as they unveil the secrets of hard work and share invaluable lessons learned from honing their craft. Get ready for an epic episode where these dynamic dancers spill the beans on the wisdom they wish they had known in their younger days, especially while preparing for region and state drill competitions. Dive into insider tips on how high school dancers can set the stage for a future in dance at the collegiate level. Plus, discover the influential power of uplifting teammates and communities through the art of dance, as these performers take center stage and shine their Sportlight! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63:27 16/01/2024
107. Reframing Daniel Summerhays
We decided to reframe Episode 88, The Sportlight Podcast, Professional Golfer Daniel Summerhays. We think it is a good idea to pause during this week when we are thinking about the new year and resolutions and all that we want to do better, to also think about all that we love about ourselves. That was taught to us by professional golfer Daniel Summerhays. We hope that you enjoy. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59:11 26/12/2023
106. World Champion Wrestler Ben Kjar
On this spotlight podcast we sit down with college all-american and world champion Wrester Ben Kjar.  Ben Kjar was born with Crouzons syndrome (a craniofacial anomaly), and as a young boy the doctors told him that he would live a different life.....and that’s exactly what he’s done!!Ben has risen above any of life’s challenges and become a Victor not a victim. He shares with us how he has done so. Ben is Utah Valley University’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 Wrestling All-American.  This year, at 40 years old, Ben represented the USA at the World Championships in Greece and became a World Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling and took silver in Freestyle Wrestling. Ben is an international professional speaker and has told his story to millions around the globe, in front of crowds of up to 10,000 people! Ben and his wife, LaCol, are proud parents of 3 beautiful adopted kids which are 4 yrs old and under. Ben believes the real way to become truly wealthy is to travel and experience culture and it’s people.  If you can connect with mankind, you will have a rich life. We hope that you enjoy! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61:28 07/12/2023
105. Chasing Gold: A Conversation with Olympic Hopeful Bradley Nicol
Join us in this exciting episode of the Sportlight Podcast as we catch up with Olympic hopeful Bradley Nicol. From discussing the core principles of Especially for Athletes (E4A) to diving into the thrilling experience of hurtling down an icy track at 90 MPH, Bradley shares the unique challenges and triumphs of his athletic journey. Learn about the award that holds special meaning for him, and get ready for some lighthearted moments, including sledding advice inspired by the Christmas movie classic, Christmas Vacation. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48:08 14/11/2023
104. Michael Smith: A Journey in Parenting and Sports
In this episode of the Sportlight Podcast by Especially for Athletes, we have a captivating conversation with former NBA basketball player and BYU standout, Michael Smith. Join us as we delve into the dynamic relationship between parenting and sports, explore the core principles of Especially for Athletes, and gain valuable insights from Michael's remarkable journey, encompassing both his time as an amateur and professional athlete, and his role as an NBA broadcaster. Discover the wisdom and experiences of a true sports legend in this engaging episode. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69:49 31/10/2023
103. Softball Coach Payton Day
In this special episode of The Especially for Athletes Sportlight Podcast, join your host, Shad Martin, as he engages in an enlightening conversation with the remarkable Payton Day. A true standout in the world of high school softball, Payton's journey is filled with triumphs. As a two-time state champion and recipient of the prestigious 'Eyes Up Scholarship' during her senior year, Payton's experiences and insights are bound to inspire. In this engaging discussion, Payton draws from her multifaceted experiences as a player, coach, and biology teacher to share her unique perspectives on the principles of athletics. Her journey exemplifies the core values of leadership, teamwork, and resilience that are essential not only in sports but also in life. This conversation with Payton Day is a testament to the enduring impact of athletics. Whether you're an athlete, coach, or someone looking to gain insights into success and character development, this episode offers a wealth of wisdom. Join us as we explore the transformative power of sports and uncover the profound lessons it imparts, not only on the field but in every facet of life. Tune in for this insightful conversation and leave with a renewed sense of motivation and a deeper understanding of the principles that guide us to success, both in athletics and beyond. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:33 17/10/2023
102. E4A Golf Invitational Advice
Last week, we held the E4A Invitational Golf Tournament at the Black Desert Resort in Ivins, Utah, near St. George. Many professional and college athletes, coaches, business CEOs, presidents, and E4A supporters gathered for the event. During the tournament, we set up a camera on hole #17 and asked this great group of people to give a short answer to two questions. What advice would you give to an athlete who wants to be great? And what advice would you give to an athlete who wants to use their sportlight to help and lift those around them? This advice was recorded and will be featured in this Sportlight Podcast. Enjoy. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35:56 03/10/2023
101. Celebrating 100 Episodes
Join us in celebrating a major milestone - our 100th episode! In this special episode of The Sportlight Podcast, hosted by Especially for Athletes, we're taking a trip down memory lane to relive some of our favorite moments and memories from the past century of episodes. Over the course of these remarkable conversations, we've had the privilege of hearing from extraordinary athletes, coaches, and individuals who've shared their unique stories, insights, and wisdom. In this episode, we revisit snippets from some of our standout interviews with incredible guests like Eric Weddle, Tyler Haws, Dilgeet Taylor, Abby Cox, Chad Lewis, Rhyan White, Max Hall, and many more. Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and reminded of the power of sports in shaping lives and creating connections. We're immensely grateful for the incredible journey we've had so far, and we can't wait to bring you more captivating stories in the episodes to come. Tune in to relive the moments that have made The Sportlight Podcast a source of inspiration and motivation for athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. Here's to the next 100 episodes! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59:32 19/09/2023
100. BYU Golfer Zac Jones on Resilience and Success
In this insightful episode, join us as we engage in a captivating conversation with Zac Jones, a seasoned golfer from BYU with a wealth of experience under his belt. Our focus centers on the pivotal E4A Core Principle of "Winning the Hour," delving deep into the intricacies of this principle's significance. Through the lens of Zac's remarkable journey, we explore the multifaceted dynamics of achieving success at the college golf level, uncovering the sacrifices and dedication it demands. Join us for an enlightening discussion on resilience, where Zac shares invaluable techniques that empower him to maintain unwavering determination in the heart of competition. Tune in to gain profound insights into the world of college golf and the resilient mindset that drives achievement. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48:14 05/09/2023
Round Table Deep Dive Exploring the E4A Principles - Panel 2
In Episode 99 of The Sportlight Podcast, your hosts Dustin Smith and Shad Martin dive deep into the foundational principles of Especially for Athletes alongside a lineup of remarkable guests. Joining the conversation are Elsie Murphy, Administrative Assistant to the Utah State Football Coaching Staff; Allie Bills, Former Pro Basketball player and coach; Eli Ballsteadt, who spent 4 years at UofU Basketball; and Coach Ballsteadt, former coach of Wasatch High School and the driving force behind Utah's Elite League. With a dynamic panel representing various perspectives in the world of sports, this episode delves into the core principles that shape athletes into exceptional individuals. Starting from the concept of the spotlight, the discussion navigates through the significance of principles like Win the Hour, Resiliency, Compete Without Contempt, and Seek to Bless not impress. Join us for an enlightening exploration of these principles that go beyond the game and contribute to personal growth, character development, and fostering a positive sports culture. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin SmithProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74:14 24/08/2023
Round Table Deep Dive into E4A's Principles
Join us on The Sportlight Podcast for an enlightening round table discussion led by Especially for Athletes (E4A) founder, Dustin Smith. Our esteemed panel features a lineup of seasoned coaches and former athletes, including Cameron Stewart, Clay Churros, Shad Martin, Ali Bills, Nate Wilson, and Brandon Doman. Delve into the heart of E4A as we dissect its fundamental principles: "Win the Hour," "Resiliency," "Compete Without Contempt," and "Seek to Bless, Not Impress." From personal anecdotes to strategic insights, our panelists share their unique perspectives on how these principles shape character, success, and teamwork on and off the field. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of E4A's transformative impact and discover how these principles can guide athletes, coaches, and individuals towards excellence in sports and life. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin SmithProduced by IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67:37 08/08/2023
Dr. Sheldon Martin
Welcome to another insightful episode of "The Sportlight Podcast" from Especially for Athletes! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with our dear friend, Dr. Sheldon Martin, an expert in Behavioral Health. Together, we delve into a fascinating discussion about the powerful impact of sports on healthy adolescent development. Drawing on research-backed insights, we explore how parents and coaches can effectively utilize sports as a valuable tool in shaping positive growth and character-building experiences for young athletes. However, we don't shy away from the flip side of the coin. Dr. Martin shares valuable insights on the potential pitfalls and detrimental effects that some parents and coaches unintentionally bring into the sports arena. We address common mistakes and behaviors that can hinder the overall growth and well-being of young individuals, helping listeners gain a comprehensive understanding of the dos and don'ts in sports involvement. Join us for an eye-opening conversation that sheds light on the transformative potential of sports in shaping the lives of our youth. Dr. Martin's expertise and wisdom offer valuable guidance for parents, coaches, and anyone invested in nurturing the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of young athletes. Tune in to "The Sportlight Podcast" to discover how to make sports a truly empowering and uplifting experience for the next generation of champions. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54:03 25/07/2023
Win the Hour
Welcome to another exciting episode of our podcast! In this episode, we have gathered some of the most inspiring and insightful comments made by our esteemed guests on the topic of "Winning the Hour." Get ready to be motivated and empowered as we bring together these incredible voices to share their wisdom. Join us as we dive into a compilation of powerful insights and perspectives on seizing the moment, maximizing productivity, and achieving success within the span of an hour. Our guests, who come from various backgrounds and industries, share their personal experiences, strategies, and tips for making the most out of each hour in their lives. From renowned entrepreneurs to accomplished professionals, you'll hear firsthand accounts of how our guests have harnessed the power of time management, focus, and dedication to achieve extraordinary results. Discover their unique approaches, routines, and mindset shifts that have propelled them to new heights. Through this special episode, we aim to provide you with a treasure trove of inspiration, motivation, and practical advice. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a busy professional, or someone seeking personal growth, these show notes will offer valuable takeaways that you can apply in your own life. So, get ready to be inspired and empowered as we bring you a collection of remarkable quotes and insights from our esteemed guests on "Winning the Hour." Tune in, absorb their wisdom, and unlock your full potential as you embark on your own journey towards success. Don't miss out on this episode packed with incredible stories and transformative ideas. Join us as we celebrate the power of time and the art of winning the hour. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and ready to conquer your goals. Let's dive in and enjoy this remarkable compilation of wisdom together! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:26 27/06/2023
Air Force Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Nicole Heyn
Welcome to another exciting episode of our podcast! In this week's episode, we have a special guest joining us: Nicole Heyn, the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at the Air Force Academy and a long-time member of Especially for Athletes (E4A). Nicole shares her remarkable journey to the Air Force Academy and the valuable lessons she has learned throughout her career. Tune in as we delve into Nicole's experiences and discover how she has applied the principles of E4A in her life. From embracing the E4A mindset to fostering strong relationships, Nicole exemplifies the power of these principles in achieving success both on and off the court. Join us as we explore Nicole's unique perspective on the importance of teamwork, leadership, and personal growth. Discover how she has leveraged the E4A principles to overcome challenges, build resilience, and make a positive impact in the world of women's basketball. This episode is a must-listen for athletes, coaches, and anyone seeking inspiration from a remarkable individual who has embraced the E4A philosophy. Gain valuable insights from Nicole's journey and learn how to apply these principles to your own life. So grab your headphones and get ready for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Nicole Heyn, where she shares her experiences, wisdom, and the transformative impact of E4A in her coaching career. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin and Dustin SmithProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:52 14/06/2023
From College to Professional: Olympic Swimmer Rhyan White
Welcome to this week's episode of the Sportlight Podcast! In today's show, we dive into the inspiring journey of Olympic Swimmer Rhyan White as she navigates the transition from college swimming to the world of professional competition. Rhyan opens up about the valuable lessons she's learned along the way, offering a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of her career. Join us for an engaging and insightful discussion with the talented Rhyan White. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the dedication and determination required to excel in the competitive world of swimming. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin and Dustin SmithProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:03 30/05/2023
NBA Basketball Player and College Great Kyle Collinsworth
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Sportlight Podcast! In this edition, we have a special guest joining us, none other than NBA basketball player and College great, Kyle Collinsworth.  Tune in as Kyle shares his valuable insights on various topics. He emphasizes the significance of focusing on your strengths, highlighting how honing and leveraging your unique abilities can lead to success both on and off the court.  But that's not all! Kyle delves into the power of kindness and its transformative impact on individuals, teams, and communities. He passionately discusses the importance of fostering a culture of compassion, empathy, and support, recognizing how acts of kindness can create positive ripple effects that transcend sports and extend into everyday life. In an eye-opening segment, Kyle sheds light on the detrimental effects of trying to be "cool" within schools and communities. He shares his thoughts on how this pursuit of artificial popularity often perpetuates unhealthy dynamics, division, and even a loss of identity. Kyle provides thought-provoking perspectives on the need for authenticity, genuine connections, and the embracing of individuality. Join us as we engage in a captivating conversation with Kyle Collinsworth, gaining valuable insights from his experiences as a basketball player and his inspiring views on personal growth, community building, and the pursuit of a more compassionate world. Don't miss out on this compelling episode that will leave you inspired, motivated, and eager to make a positive impact in your own life and the lives of those around you. Defensive Love: https://defensivelove.com/   Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50:46 16/05/2023
First Lady of Utah Abby Cox
On this week's Sportlight Podcast we sat down with the first lady of Utah Abby Cox. We talk about the power impact that athletes can make in the lives of others and the powerful impact service has on the giver. Instagram of Abby: https://www.instagram.com/showuputah/Podcast: First Lady and Friendshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/first-lady-friends/id1563978023   Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:13 02/05/2023
Drug Addiction and Sports with Max Hall (Repeat)
In this episode we play the speech given at our 2022 E4A Banquet by former BYU great and NFL QB Max Hall. Max shares the details of his heartbreaking fall from NFL QB to the back of a police car. He gives specific warnings to athletes, parents and coaches that will help them stay away from this dangerous and ever more present issue. Please listen to this with someone you love, or share it with an addict that is fighting for their life. It will inspire anyone who listens to it. Check our Max's podcast on addiction, "Agents of Recovery".https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-agents-of-recovery-podcast/id1550462911 Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Shad Martin & Dustin SmithProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36:56 18/04/2023
Former Utah Governor Gary Herbert
In this podcast we talk with former Utah Governor Gary Herbert. We talk about the importance of Sports to the State, we talk about parenting and mental health, the dangers of social media, what he has learned from politics about how we can compete without contempt, how to help the rising generation thrive and so much more. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51:42 04/04/2023
Winning the Hour, Participation Trophies, Women's Sports and More
In this episode, we talk about winning the hour and discuss the following questions. Are youth too soft? Are participation trophies good or bad? Why should we support women's sports? We talk with high school and college basketball coach Mike Russell. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58:08 21/03/2023
Professional Golfer Daniel Summerhays
We sit down with professional Golfer Daniel Summerhays and he talks of the importance of loving yourself, and what that looks like in sports. He talks about priorities, mindfulness and even gives practice advice to weekend hack golfers to lower their score. It was a great interview! Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59:12 06/03/2023
Head Football Coach of Snow College Zac Erekson
In this week's episode, we talk to the head football coach of Snow College Zac Erekson. We talk about his story and growing up a minority in Utah. We talk about helping young people prepare for the transition to college, the importance of parents being there for their children in appropriate ways, advice to that young high school athlete who wants a chance to play at the next level and so much more.https://snowbadgers.com/staff-directory/zac-erekson/111 Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54:27 21/02/2023
College Football Coach Joe DuPaix
In this episode Joe DuPaix shares lessons he has learned about resilience, coaching, the price of greatness and much more. He has coached with a number of legendary coaches and at legendary schools and his insights were powerful. He is a great man that exemplifies everything we promote at E4A. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51:23 07/02/2023
Major League Baseball All-Star Wally Joyner
In this episode we talk to major league baseball all star Wally Joyner. He played 16 years in the big leagues, and also coached in the big leagues for a number and he takes time to share the wisdom and experiences he gained from that long run. He talked about resilience, intentional practice and shared some fun rapid fire responses to some questions we posed to him at the end. Especially for Athletes: Website: https://especialyforathletes.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyForAthletes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/E4AfamilyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/especiallyforathletes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbWc7diAvstLMfjBL-bMMQ Credits: Hosted by Dustin Smith & Shad MartinProduced by Shad Martin and IMAGINATE STUDIO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Support the show: https://especiallyforathletes.com/podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59:28 24/01/2023