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Stacy Sykora: Play Multiple Sports

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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 USA Volleyball Olympic Silver Medalist Stacy Sykora. Stacy discusses what it was like to play in 3 different Olympic Games and to be named the world’s best Volleyball digger. In addition, she explains what she was able to learn from her teammates and coaches throughout her prolific Olympic career. Here's where you'll find Stacy talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization- 5:00
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 24:00
  • Injuries- 17:00
  • Mistakes- 15:40

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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