In this episode, Loudoun United FC Head Coach Ryan Martin joins the conversation.
Ryan Martin joined Loudoun United FC in June 2019 as the second head coach in the club's history after becoming the director of DC United's academy program in 2017. Prior to overseeing all youth development at DC United, the Columbus, Ohio native coached and was the recruiting coordinator at Wake Forest University and, in 2016, helped build FC Cincinnati's roster from scratch.
Tim begins with a mindfulness of sound meditation, and then he, Keith, and Ryan have a conversation about:
[10:36] Ryan's experience with of mental training over his career in coaching and what elements he likes to focus on most
[17:35] Fear of change among coaches and the impact this has on implementing more mental training practices
[21:31] The crucial role of compassion in coaching
[26:37] The many roles a coach plays in the life of a professional athlete
[33:29] The importance of self-care for coaches
[38:02] Ryan's post-match routines
[39:46] An important and honest conversation about suicide, mental health, and supporting those around you
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Ryan's Feature on Mental Health
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