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Cat Osterman: Finding Your Role

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Cat Osterman (@catosterman), one of the top softball players in U.S. history. Osterman was a four time college All-American pitcher at Texas where she held the NCAA Division I career strikeout record. Her career took her to the Olympics twice, in 2004 and 2008, winning a Gold and Silver medal.

Tina Syer (@tinaPCA), PCA’s Chief Impact Officer, covers many topics with Osterman, including dealing with burnout, playing at the Olympic level, and superstitious routines before performance. As the youngest member of the 2004 Olympic team, Osterman shares how she gained confidence from her coach and found an impactful role on a talented team. Listen to her experiences with positive initiation for ideas on how you can welcome newcomers to your team. Finally, Osterman talks about how she dealt with umpires respectfully – a good lesson for athletes at all levels. Here’s where you’ll find Osterman talking about featured topics:

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