NBC Sports presents the Fair Play Podcast, examining youth sports in America
NBC Sports Philly's Amy Fadool talks with former NBA star Marc Jackson about how youth sports helped mold him, and what he's doing now to give back.
NBC Sports Philly Insider Jessica Camerato sits down with University of South Carolina Women's Head Basketball Coach Dawn Staley to hear how playing youth sports in North Philadelphia helped Coach Staley become one of the best women's basketball player of all time.
San Francisco Giants reporter Amy G is joined by 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey. Posey reflects on growing up as the oldest of four, while balancing playing four sports and taking lessons learned into a professional baseball career. Posey also discusses his role and goals as a father when in comes to youth sports in 2018.
Pat Boyle is joined by Eisenhower High School Football Coach Travis Moore. Moore, an Eisenhower graduate himself, discusses the challenges facing youth from the area and how he overcame temptations away from the fields by playing youth sports. 12 years into a successful coaching career at his alma mater, Moore gives back to the school that once served him en route to a successful Division I playing career.
Nine year big league veteran Doug Glanville joins Luke Stuckmeyer to discuss the role youth sports played as a boy growing up in New Jersey. He discusses his hometown's decision to desegregate and how it played a valuable role. Glanville discusses education's role in youth sports and offers solutions to challenges going forward, especially in 2018, now that he is a father of four.
For 9 seasons, Kevin Youkilis terrorized the AL East as a star for the Red Sox before finishing his career with the White Sox and Yankees. Now, as a father, Youkilis shares strong opinions and solutions on youth sports that once served him in growing up in California.
Averaging over 23 points per game over a 6 year NBA career, 3-time all-star Damian Lillard discusses the impact of youth sports on his journey to the NBA and why there is a long way to go when discussing the current state of youth sports.
Mike Giardi is joined by former NBA 1st round pick and current author on youth sports topics, Bob Bigelow. Bigelow speaks on the benefits of youth sports, making friends and its social impact. Bigelow also dissects the role of a youth sports coach, and his best advice for parents.
Julie Donaldson hosts a conversation WITH Tom Farrey, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program. Among the topics they discuss include Project Play, an initiative headed up by Farrey to build healthy communities through sport.k
Mike Giardi is joined by former US national team member Charlie Davies, who also suited up for DC United and the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Davies talks about his youth sports experience, how he never felt sick of playing the sport he loved, the benefits of playing multiple sports and the role of parents in youth sports.