Derek Bylsma | Awareness Around Mental Health | SE Podcast

Derek Bylsma | Awareness Around Mental Health

One of the best things going on today is the awareness around mental health. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss how important it is that mental health has come to the forefront of people’s lives. 

Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. 

With Derek’s athletic background and knowledge around mental health in sports, we are excited to have Derek back on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

As always, we are excited to feature Derek on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Alex Roberts | Hockey Culture and Franchising | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Alex Roberts | Hockey Culture and Franchising

It all starts with a hockey culture. In this episode, we chat with Alex Roberts, franchise executive for FranChoice and former professional hockey player and coach. We talk the life of a professional hockey player, coaching at an elite level, and franchising. All of this and more with baseball coach, Alex Roberts. 

Alex’s career as a hockey coach and now Franchise executive was built on his time playing NCAA and professional hockey. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks after leading the University of Michigan hockey team as a captain.  

Coaching and mentoring has always been a big part of Alex’s life. Prior to his career in franchising, Alex coached hockey at the professional level and spent time recruiting and developing elite-level high school hockey players as a coach with the U.S. National Team.  

If you are a fan of leadership, hockey, and business, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature Alex Roberts on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram | SE

David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram

If you have a passion for something, you can make a lifestyle out of it. In this episode, we chat with David Ring, Founder and Owner of Canyon Side Cages in San Diego, CA. We talk about teaching, a baseball life, and growing your business on Instagram. All of this and more with baseball coach, David Ring. 

Through passion, hard work, an opportunity, and a viable market, David went for it, building Canyon Side Cages to what it is today. Even more, David has built up his own personal brand through teaching, giving, sharing both in person and on social media. 

If you are a fan of sports, baseball, and business, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature David Ring on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories | SE

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories

“Goalkeeping is 75 percent mental.” In this episode, we chat with Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers of the MLS. We talk the mind of a soccer goalkeeper, the Portland Timbers, and an athlete creating content.  All of this and more with Portland goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. 

Jeff led the Timbers’ team to the 2018 MLS Cup. He played college soccer in his home state at the University of South Florida. His junior season he was an All American and Big East goalkeeper of the year. In the MLS, besides playing for the Portland Timbers Attinella also played for Real Salt Lake and was a backup goalie during their MLS Cup run in 2013. 

Besides being a goalkeeper, Jeff is husband, father and a content creator. A creator in the sense that he is a podcast host and children’s book author. You can hear his podcast From J to Z on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His children’s books can be found on his publishing platform, ItHadToBeTold.com or Amazon. You can see links to his books below. After you spend time listening to Jeff and learning about his story, you will absolutely be drawn to his content.  

One thing that really stood out in this chat is Jeff’s mindfulness. We believe you’ll come to understand what I mean after listening to this conversation.

We are excited to feature Jeff Attinella on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

The Good and Bad in Sports Media | The Gametime Guru & the SE Team

The Good and Bad in Sports Media | The Gametime Guru & The SE Team

Sports media wants your clicks. As sports fans it’s often hard to be unbiased. Being real and genuine goes a long way, and often, sports media is not real or genuine.  

With today’s tools, there are ways to find (or create) the platform you want to see. We talk about the good and the bad in sports media.   

We had Shane Larson, the host of The Gametime Guru Podcast, share his thoughts on this topic in this episode. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team

Do you bring a positive spark to your team? In this episode, we discuss bringing energy to a team—in sports and business. 

Positive energy can bring everyone up around you. On all levels of teams, you see athletes join new teams and provide that spark. That kind of spark may be the push that team needed.  

On the other end of it, having toxic individuals on your team can bring everyone down.  

Can these toxic individuals handle losing? Can they fight through the tough times?  

We discuss our experiences with both positive and negative people on our teams.

With the importance of energy in sports and business, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method

Applying the Patrick Mahomes method as a rookie in business. In this episode, we discuss the Patrick Mahomes method and taking the leap. 

Learning from those around you, applying those methods, and taking the leap has proven to be a successful model for one’s career. 

As a rookie in business, John Priore, a content marketer at KazSource chose this method. 

We see the Patrick Mahomes method as an extreme example of this playing out. John followed it and it allowed him to ready himself to take the field. John talks about his experience in following this method. 

While there is no guaranteed path for success, the takeaway is if you can put yourself in a position to learn from the leaders around you, then apply it, and then take the leap, you give yourself an incredible opportunity. 

With our love of business, sports, and stories, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball | SE Podcast

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball

Former Ohio State Buckeyes college basketball coach leads, inspires, and story-tells. Today we speak with Alan Major, college basketball coach, speaker, and author. In this episode, we discuss loving the game and building a foundation for success. 

Alan has coached at UNC Charlotte, The Ohio State University, Xavier University, University of the Pacific, and California Lutheran University. Coach Major currently lives in Indianapolis and is seeking a new coaching gig.  

Alan Major, a veteran leader both on and off the court, has played a key role in successful programs for over two decades. His philosophy is based on empowerment, professionalism, and motivation, and he has helped shape scores of young men and colleagues alike toward personal and collective victories. 

Whether as a coach, a speaker or a leader, one thing remains unchanged: his relentless drive and clarity of vision. With Alan’s experience on the court, he loves sharing his story, journey, and life lessons from the game of basketball. 

With Alan’s drive and knowledge around the game of basketball, we are excited to have Alan on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

We are excited to feature Alan on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Derek Bylsma | Overcoming Mental Health Struggles | SE Podcast

Derek Bylsma | Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

Sometimes you just have to talk it out. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss mental health in sports and specifically, overcoming mental health struggles. 

Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. 

With Derek’s athletic background and knowledge around mental health in sports, we are excited to have Derek back on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

As always, we are excited to feature Derek on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Eric Kasimov and John Priore | The State of Major League Baseball | SE

Eric Kasimov and John Priore | The State of Major League Baseball

America’s Pastime. But is baseball just that, a past time? In this episode, we discuss the state of major league baseball.  

While financially, the MLB is growing… there seem to be some issues with the sport.  

As we look ahead, we discuss some of the issues we believe are going on with Major League Baseball. And look at some ways baseball could get back to being that past time so many love 

I am sure the house is divided on the state of Major League Baseball. Regardless of your opinion, we are fascinated by all of it. Do let us know your thoughts and we can feature them on a future episode.