DreamChasers Podcast With Harvey Harrington
By Harvey Harrington
DreamChasers Podcast With Harvey HarringtonFeb 04, 2022
Why kids need to keep a level head in basketball
Kids deal with a lot of emotions when playing the game. Parents need to guide and direct players on how to approach and deal with situations. Dealing with frustration is a natural part of life but learning to deal with problems will ultimately help with life. Referees are part of the game and players are now overly concerned with every call. The culture is changing and players need guidance!!!
Basketball and your kid
There are so many coaches and teams out there now.
This makes things hard to Navigate as a parent.
But you have to do just that, Navigate and figure out what is the best move for your son or daughter.
Being cautious and knowing who is involved is key.
In sports there is a small window of time and you want to find the best fit for you.
Don't just entrust things to a coach and hope for the best.
Do research, make sure that the number 1 thing is your kid's interest over everything else.
We break down what it is really like know for athlete in today's basketball game.
Know who is coaching your kids
A lot of parents entrust coaches to do what is right with their kids in the sports world. You have to pay attention to the signs when dealing with coaches now days. You have to protect your child best interest. Kids are not developed mentally and you have to guard that.
Parents and dealing with kids in sports
Being a parent today is hard enough but when you add sports, things get complicated. With all the competition, superteams and variety of games, we lose track sometimes of why we put our kids there in the first place. The values that we are looking to instill in our kids go by the wayside. We need to get back to making the game fun for our kids while we build good people and competitors. How are you as a parent? How does your child really feel? is it too late to change the perspective?
Are youth sports getting out of control?
Youth sports are a multi-billion dollar industry. These are opportunities for kids to play the games that they love. But as of late sports, basketball in particular are growing more and more out of control. Players are being disrespectful to opposing teams, referees and even parents. Are we losing our way as a society? Parents are beginning to overstep with other adults. Fights are breaking out on the court and in the stands. A parent has even shot a coach over a kid's playing time. Where do we go from here? How can we get back to what once was or are we too far gone?
3 Topics: Letting kids go, Kids being comfortable with friends and Balance in Sports
Understanding when to let your kid go in today's sports world is hard. They are our "babies" and we have to do what is right for them. What if doing what is "right" for our kids is really hurting them? Should you coach your kids up to High School or should they know what it is like to deal with a coach and their natural bias? Our own kids understand what are the limits and that we will deal with more from them than a regular teammate, when is the time to take your hands off? Kids are getting close to friends in sports and want to be around them. We explain know how to distinguish what is good for your child and making them understand that we have to do what is best for them first. Relationship matters in sports but friends will be there and kids need to do what is best for them whether friends are their or not. Having balance in sports is important for kids in the long run.
Basketball trainers today
We talk about the basketball training game and how to look out for signs. We discuss how you should be able to measure your son/daughter growth when dealing in the space. We talk about how kids should be nurtured in the space and when is the time to stick with it or throw in the towel. With basketball trainers not having to be certified in anything other than experience, we want to educate on how to pick a trainer or coach to maximize potential.
Lawrence North HS Standout Tony Perkins
We discuss the career of Tony Perkins as a top basketball prospect in the nation. To his Senior year and dealing with Coronavirus, and having to cut the season short. He tells how this was supposed to be the year that Lawrence North took it all.
Ex-WNBA Champion Amber Harris
Amber Harris discusses life growing up in Indiana to becoming Miss Basketball. She recalls the years she played at Xavier University to becoming a WNBA Champion her rookie year. She talks about playing with Mya Moore and Simone Augustus.
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NBA Player Christian Woods goes from Undrafted to a $41M guaranteed contract
Houston Rockets Player Christian Wood Admitted In A Recent Interview That After going Undrafted In 2015, His Then Girlfriend Left & Never Spoke To Him Again. 5 Yrs Later, He Now Has A New $41M Contract & Promising Career.
How to deal with angry coaches
We discuss how to deal with your coach when pressure and emotion are high!
Bill self talks about Effort
We speak on how Bill Self approaches practice and his players.
Jermaine O'neal talks transition from Portland to Indiana
We look at how Jermaine O'neal dealt with the time sitting on the bench in Portland to Stardom in Indiana.
John Amechi discusses what it's really like as an NBA player
John Amechi talks more about the life of NBA players and how sometimes it is not as glamourous as it seems.
John Calipari discusses mental toughness and body language
John Calipari discusses mental toughness and body language We discuss how players should build up greater mental toughness in any sport.
Al Harrington talks about trusting the process
Al reflects on his younger days and how it made him better as an NBA player.
Kobe Bryant discusses goal, effort and never looking back
We talk about how Kobe looked at his career early on and how his perspective changed. He talks about if he had the power to go back and change time and how he wouldn't.
Damian Lillard discusses the NBA bubble and sending Paul George home
Damian Lillard talks being a competitor and how he plays at such an insane pace.
Kara Lawson Discusses Focus
We break down this clip of how keeping a high level of focus can help elevate players in basketball.
How Shaq spent $1 Million dollars in 1 day
We discuss the break down of the NBA contract and how people go broke. Shaquille O'neal explains his mistakes.
John Calipari on how kids have to earn the right to play
We break down how John Calipari decides if his players will get playing time or not. We explain how the college game is played from practice to games.
Why rankings don't matter (Must listen)
We explain why rankings only go so far. Athletes are chasing the wrong things and we are changing the way they think.
Understanding the mentality to go D1
We explain how athletes need to think in order to go D1 and beyond. Touching on topics such as sacrifice, knowing roles and understanding the game.
Athletes and sense of Entitlement
We discuss Athletes and sense of Entitlement. We talk about how athletes are more worried about stats and personal gain over being a good teammate. Please Like, Comment and Share!!!
Why Parents shouldn't coach from the sidelines
We explain why parents need to let the coach direct the kids and why referees get such a bad rep. Athletes need to learn early on how to deal with their own issues.
Parental Guidance Live!!! 12/13/20
We discuss random topics with various coaches. We did this Live interview with KeVin Roberts who has coached the likes of Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack. Each topic is thrown at random as we interact with parents and players during the Live feed.
Dahntay Jones: The road to the NBA
Lavar Ball: Making good on past Promises
We profile Lavar Ball and how he spoke things into reality. Currently all the Ball brothers are in the NBA and Lavar is definitely the one to Thank. From the streets of Chino Hills to the bright lights, we profile this basketball family.
DreamChasers presents Sam Perkins
Ex-NBA player Sam Perkins discusses growing up in New York to playing with the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Reggie Miller. His experiences stems from playing in the Pan-American games, winning a National NCAA Championship to making the NBA Finals. Sam tells us stories about some of the relationships that he has had with NBA Legends.
Andrew Warren: Choosing what’s right for me
David Logan: Look at me now
Jordan Turner: Current Cardinal Ritter basketball player
Kevin Merriweather: Pioneer of Indiana girls basketball
Episode: Basil Smotherman
Life as an NBA Brother with Daniel Artest
Episode 20: Gary Harris Sr
Episode 19: Getting Cut
Episode 18: Wright State Women's Head Coach Katrina Merriweather
Episode 17: Basketball Trainers
We discuss basketball trainers and how to choose one. We talk about comments that were made about good trainers and what to look for. If you are considering finding a trainer for you child you will want to hear these points.