The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Andrew Simpson says, “We can have both. We can have high success, we can have winners that do get the scholarship and that actually enjoy it along the way. We just need a new paradigm and some new strategies along the way.”

Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Andrew about how we can improve our mentoring and stop ourselves from being too hard so the youth can continue having fun. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Focusing on who a student athlete becomes, their happiness, health, and well-being instead of their stats
- Key areas we’re going wrong as coaches to kids
- Stop looking for the wrong things to base how someone’s doing
- 5 techniques for coaches and parents to help their kids be their best (and to be a better coach in general)
- How to get the youth more active beyond sports

Andrew Simpson is a husband, a father, a Founder of a company called Player’s Fitness and Performance, and the creator of the Winning Athlete Formula. A system that helps kids and adults alike become high-performing leaders without sacrificing values, health, or relationships along the way. He is also the author of a best selling book called The Youth Truth: a movement helping parents and coaches build true champions in today’s crazy youth sports world.

Connect with Andrew


Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

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Direct download: Andrew_Simpson_DEKA.mp3
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