Derek Bylsma | Dealing with Pressure as an Athlete | SE Podcast

Derek Bylsma | Dealing with Pressure as an Athlete

Dealing with pressure is something every athlete must be able to do. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss dealing with pressure as an athlete. ——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 share Derek’s thoughts with you.  Derek’s success in the counseling world and his involvement in the mental side of athletics have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Tony Zefiretto | The American Arena League

Tony Zefiretto | The American Arena League

Ever wondered what it’s like to run a football league? Our guest today is Tony Zefiretto, CEO of the American Arena League. In this episode, we discuss The American Arena League.  ——Previously, Tony was the GM of the Newark Bears and Wilmington Waves of Minor League Baseball where he met his business partner, Jack Bowman. Together they started the American Arena League.  The AAL is an indoor football league founded in 2017. In 2018 the AAL grew to be the largest professional arena league in the US.  Tony shares stories from his days in Minor League Baseball to his experiences running the AAL. At SportsEpreneur, we are very excited to announce that we will be helping the American Arena League with some of their marketing efforts this season!  Tony’s success in the sports world and his involvement in the community have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings | Professional Development in Sports

Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings | Professional Development in Sports

A true leader for athletes on and off the court. Today we are chatting with Galen Duncan, VP of Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings. In this episode, we discuss NBA Super Teams and the Kings Way. 

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Galen works with the Kings players inside the Kings Academy program with a focus on players maturing into well-rounded professionals on and off the court.    

He previously was the Senior Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions.  

Galen had a lot to say about leadership and mentorship, and of course helping others on their journey. 

Galen’s success and leadership on and off the court have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.