BUILDING CHAMPION STUDENT ATHLETES PODCAST: Episode #3


During this episode, listen to my interview with #teamfitz athlete, volleyball phenom Lily Johnson (Missouri State/Lafayette High School Alum). Lily is one of the hardest working and most accomplished volleyball players I have trained over the past 18 years. It is not by chance Lily is a NCAA Women of the Year Top 30 Finalist, a 4 time All-American, and holds numerous volleyball records at Missouri State and Lafayette High School. During the interview listen to Lily share her story how she committed herself to becoming the best on the court and in the classroom and how her drive, habits and routine fueled her success during her career.

  • Lily discusses what’s going on in her life post-collegiate sports
  • Lily talks about being nominated as a Finalist to the NCAA Women of the Year Award
  • An overview of Lily’s career accomplishments at Missouri State and Lafayette High School
  • The drive that has fueled Lily’s academic and athletic success
  • When Lily’s passion and fire inside ignited
  • The importance of passion and development over competition for young players
  • Long-term athlete development considerations for volleyball players
  • Lily’s habits and routines in her early years playing volleyball
  • How Lily dedicated herself to the process of athlete development with sports performance training, nutrition and mindset to become her best.
  • What Lily says to athletes that say they are too busy to train.
  • How sacrifice relates to goals
  • The role strength training played in Lily’s volleyball performance and injury prevention.
  • How Lily’s foundation from strength training prepared her for college
  • Lily discuss her college recruiting
  • The differences between playing high school and college volleyball.
  • The responsibility of playing college volleyball
  • Her focus as an incoming freshman in college
  • How Lily’s preparation in High school helped her to make an impact in college
  • Lily’s advice for developing volleyball players
  • How the lessons Lily learned from playing volleyball helped to prepare her to be successful in life

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BUILDING CHAMPION STUDENT ATHLETES PODCAST: Episode #2


During this episode, listen to St. Louis native Luke Voit (former St. Louis Cardinal, current New York Yankee) share his story on how he developed as an athlete growing up, overcame adversity and challenges through his college and minor league career and found a way to defy the odds to achieve his dreams and goals of playing in the MLB for the New York Yankees.

Episode #2 Outline:

0:45-Episode #2 Intro
1:15-Start of Conversation with Luke Voit
2:30-The sports Luke played growing up
3:10-Luke’s dreams and goals growing up
3:45-The positions Luke played growing up
4:30-How playing catcher helped his hitting game
5:40-The college coach that changed his mind
6:12-Luke’s drive and motivation for excelling in high school baseball
6:40-How comradery and relationships with teammates made the difference
7:20-When Luke began to excel in baseball, the #1 factor that separated him from his competition
9:00-Luke’s role model growing up
10:20-Luke’s mindset and goals growing up
11:30-How confidence and mindset makes the difference
12:40-Luke’s strength training routine in high school
14:30-How Luke’s training changed
15:20-Luke’s nutrition habits in high school
16:40-Advice to Luke from a seasoned veteran on hydration
17:45-Luke’s commitment to skill practice as a multi-sport athlete
19:15-Luke’s study habits in high school and advice for student-athletes
22:00-How hard it was for Luke to pass on being drafted out of high school
23:20-How hard the transition was from high school to college baseball
25:30-When Luke set the goal of playing in the MLB
27:10-How it felt to be drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
30:00-How difficult it was for Luke to progress through the minor leagues
32:30-How Luke felt when he made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals
36:30-The importance of routine
37:40-How Luke’s routine has changed over the years
39:35-Lukes thoughts on playing for the New York Yankees
42:40-Luke’s advice for student-athletes coming up
44:00-How preparation builds Luke’s confidence
46:15– Luke’s parting words

Thanks for tuning in to the Building Champion Student Athletes Podcast. The podcast is also available on iTunes Podcast, Google Play and Stitcher. If you like the show, please subscribe and share it with your friends or teammates. Have a question or suggestion for the show? DM us on our Facebook Page or Instagram. 

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BUILDING CHAMPION STUDENT ATHLETES PODCAST: Episode #1

Do you know what it takes to become a Champion Student Athlete and become your best on the field, court and in life? Join Brian Fitzmaurice, a sports performance training and coaching expert with 20 years of experience, as he delivers valuable content to educate, motivate and inspire athletes to reach their potential. If you are a student athlete that has dreams, goals and aspirations to achieve big things at the high school, collegiate level and beyond-this podcast if for you.

Episode 1 Outline:

0:15-Intro welcome to the show

0:42-About Brian Fitzmaurice

1:53-The Goals of the Podcast

2:56-NCAA Statistics on Playing College Sports

8:57-Why Many Athletes Don’t Become Their Best

10:02-What is a Champion Student Athlete?

10:35-The Most Important Characteristic of Top Athletes

11:39-What is the Process of Athlete Development?

12:22-Its All About the “Process”

12:33-How Coach Nick Saban Influenced My Approach

13:44-Meeting with Coach Nick Saban

14:20-Coach Saban’s “Process” Philosophy

16:25-The Important Take Away From Coach Nick Saban

16:54-The 5 Habits of Champion Student Athletes

17:04-The Commitment is Takes to Become Your Best

18:06-Habit #1: Think Like a Champion Student Athlete

21:35-Habit #2: Train Like a Champion Student Athlete

23:54-Habit #3: Fuel Like a Champion Student Athlete

26:52-Habit #4: Practice Like a Champion Student Athlete

28:09-Habit #5: Live Like a Champion Student Athlete

29:52-The Important Steps to Achieving Your Potential

32:24-Conclusion: Goals For Future Podcast Episodes

 

 

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