This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we
welcome, Lani Silversides. Lani is a former Division I
athlete, current high school mathematics teacher, high school
varsity and youth coach, sport psychology enthusiast, avid
photographer and mother of two. We dive into transitioning
from high school to college sports, the importance of understanding
sport psychology as a coach, tips on coaching
female athletes, and we also spend some time talking
about her book, A Strong
Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a
Braver, Kinder, Healthier You
Highlights from the Podcast:
Lani talks about playing multiple sports growing up
What was Lani’s biggest challenge when getting to collegiate
Lani describes her first head coaching position right out of
How important is psychology education in coaching
Why it is okay to perform when you are not feeling your
Lani talks about a life experience that tested her with the
mental skills she was teaching
Why is the dropout rate for girls twice as high than for boys
and how can we reverse this trend?
What is the contagious of kindness?
Lani is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
She is founder of My Strong is Beautiful and "Strong Girls", an
after school program that teaches young girls the fundamental
physical skills used in various sports and the life skills learned
through athletics. She is also founder of Mindful Performance, LLC,
a company with a mission to supply people with tools that promote
greater well-being and thriving - in school, on the playing fields,
and in their life as a whole. Lani is a member of the Association
of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the International Positive
Psychology Association (IPPA), The International Positive Education
Network, and Up2Us Sports.
Connect with Lani Silversides
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