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Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age


Meets at the intersection of youth sports, modern parenting, and sports psychology. Fellsway Wanderers FC and friends discuss the many complexities and opportunities for growth in youth sports to benefit parents, coaches, and player emotional development.

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 7

The Value in Experience and Fostering Relationships with Chris Riviezzo

ESPN Producer, Marist Professor, High School Soccer Coach, and former soccer player Chris Riviezzo joins Kathryn Wickersham and Jeff Levin to discuss effective coaching, creating a safe space for children, his experiences working with soccer greats, and more.

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 6

The Facebook Files & Social Media Boundaries

Kathryn Wickersham and Jeff Levin are joined by two special guests and members of Fellsway Wanderers FC, Jo Anne and Emma Kate. The four discuss the information revealed in The Facebook Files, their different perspectives, and their experiences with technology. Lastly, they give advice on how to set boundaries in order to create a healthier relationship with our devices. TW (Body image and mental health): beware that subjects discussed might be sensitive subjects for some. If you enjoyed this episode and our podcast as a whole: follow/subscribe, leave an apple review, and most importantly- share this podcast! 

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 5

The Power of Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga with Kim Bilawchuk

Co-hosts Kathryn Wickersham, and Jeff Levin sit down with special guest Kim Bilawchuk, yoga instructor, Wanderer's parent, and professional coach. The three discuss how yoga resonates with kids, how you can bring mindfulness into your home, and much more!

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 4

The Gift of Failure with David Cudmore

On this installment of Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age, Kathryn Wickersham and Jeff Levin sit down with David Cudmore (Director of Culture & Business Development for Fellsway Wanderers FC) to discuss how he teaches resilience through "The Gift of Failure" and how we are can all help to create a positive youth sports culture.

The Gift of Failure is an idea coined by educator and speaker, Jessica Lahey. 

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 3

A Parental Perspective & Outcome Fever

Fellsway Wanderer's parent, Amy, is our first guest on Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age. She joins Kathryn Wickersham and Jeff Levin to discuss the struggles of parenting in this generation along with the impact Covid has had on that. The episode concludes with a listener question regarding the impact of Simone Biles's decision to prioritize her mental health and the effect has on the younger generation of athletes.

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 2

The Covid Effect

Fellsway Wanderers Director of Communication, Kathryn Wickersham, and Life Coach, Jeff Levin, discuss how Covid has exacerbated many issues for the current generation of children. Additionally, they dove into the difficulties of parenting through these massive challenges and gave some tips! If you enjoy this episode please follow/subscribe and leave a review.

Raising Confident Athletes in the Digital Age
Episode 1

The Bombardment

Welcome to the first episode of Raising Confident Athletes in The Digital Age! Kathryn Wickersham, Fellsway Wanderers Director of Communications, and Jeff Levin of Jeff Levin Coaching discuss "the bombardment" of challenges this generation of children has faced in their lifetime and offer suggestions as to how parents can help.