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Jake Varner: A Family Tradition

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Syer talks with 2012 London Olympic Gold medalist Jake Varner, who shares how wrestling for his dad and cousin as coaches impacted his career and how to deal with parents as coaches. He also talks about this current coach Cael Sanderson, the importance of nutrition in wrestling and reflects on his Olympic experience. Here's where you'll find Jake talking about featured topics:

  • Coaching Own Child- 2:45

Syer (@tinasyer4) is the former President of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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