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League of Fans' Sports Forum

28 EpisodesProduced by Ken ReedWebsite

Sports Forum is an ongoing discussion about current sports issues. The host is League of Fans' sports policy director Ken Reed. The goal of the podcast is to find ways we can improve the sports experience for all stakeholders by enhancing the positives and mitigating the negatives in today's sports … read more

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A Chat With Mano Watsa, a Leading Basketball and Life Educator

February 24th, 2023


In this episode we talk with Mano Watsa, President of PGC Basketball, the largest education basketball camp in the world, with over 150 camps in 30+ U.S. states and Canada.  Mano leads a unique organization dedicated to …

Professionalized Youth Sports Are Hurting Kids and Families

December 16th, 2022


Linda Flanagan, author of the new book "Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining Kids' Sports and Why It Matters," joins the podcast to talk about the ways heavily commercialized and professionalized youth …

How Do We Fix Youth Sports?

October 26th, 2022


In this episode of League of Fans' Sports Forum we chat with John O'Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project …

Physical Education Should Be a Critical Component of K-12 School Design

September 26th, 2022


In this episode, we chat with Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.  Michael is an expert on K-12 education and he believes in the power of physical education to …

Mental Health and Athletes: Ending the Stigma

August 4th, 2022


Our guests on this episode are Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci, the founders of Dam Worth It, a non-profit organization created to end the stigma …

Olympian Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Talks Title IX, Youth Sports and the Olympics

July 7th, 2022


Benita Fitzgerald Mosley won the gold medal for the United States in the 100 meter hurdles at the 1984 Olympic Games.  She also was on the 1980 …

Rethinking Sports Fandom with Author Craig Calcaterra

May 31st, 2022


In this League of Fans Sports Forum episode, we explore new ways to be a fan in the year 2022 with baseball and culture writer Craig Calcaterra, …

Chatting About a Broken Game With Baseball Writer Pedro Moura

May 18th, 2022


Pedro Moura is a national baseball writer for Fox Sports.  He previously covered the Los Angeles Dodgers for The Athletic.  His new book is titled "How to Beat a Broken Game: The Rise of the Dodgers in a League on the …

Coaching Youth and High School Sports Based On What's Best for the Athlete's Holistic Development

April 1st, 2022


In this episode we chat with long-time youth, high school and college basketball coach Jim Huber.  Jim is Director of Coach & Curriculum …

Capturing the Spirit of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with Anika Orrock

March 11th, 2022


This week's guest is Anika Orrock, author and illustrator of "The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League."

For many, the AAGPBL was brought to light by the movie "A League of Their Own," …

Talking About the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and the Lia Thomas Controversy with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

February 7th, 2022


On June 23, 2022, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal civil rights legislation which prohibits sex-based …

Talking Sports With Legendary New York Times Sports Columnist Robert Lipsyte

January 6th, 2022


Robert Lipsyte was a long-time sports reporter and columnist for the New York Times.  He later served as the ombudsman for ESPN and is the author of …

Andrew Maraniss: Outstanding Author of Books That Focus On the Intersection of Sports, History and Social Justice

December 3rd, 2021


Andrew Maraniss is a great storyteller.  He writes sports books but not your stereotypical odes to star athletes.  His books, while easy to read, have depth.  They educate you and make you think about various …

Sports Psychology With Dr. Tim Rice

November 3rd, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Dr. Tim Rice, the lead faculty member for the Sport and Performance Psychology program at the University of Arizona …

Making Sense of the Injury Pandemic in Major League Baseball

September 14th, 2021


In this episode, we chat with Gary McCoy, an innovative strength, conditioning and high performance coach who has worked in many capacities throughout his career, including with several Major League Baseball (MLB) …

A Conversation With Long-Time MLB Exec Dan Evans About What's Right With Baseball and What Could Be Better

August 25th, 2021


This week we get to pick the innovative and progressive mind of Dan Evans, former general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Evans has also served …

A Fun Chat With Dan Gutman, Author of the Baseball Card Adventure Series for Kids

July 26th, 2021


We take a lighter path in this episode.  Our guest is Dan Gutman, author of the 12-book Baseball Card Adventure Series for children.  The series features a boy who has the amazing ability to travel in time.  Equipped …

The Latest on Brain Trauma, Concussions and CTE with Dr. Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation

July 15th, 2021


In this episode, we're fortunate to spend 45 minutes with Dr. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit leading the fight against concussions and CTE and dedicated to improving …

An Issues Discussion With Cleveland Indians Owner/CEO Paul Dolan

May 11th, 2021


Cleveland Indians Owner/CEO Paul Dolan joins us on this episode of Sports Forum.  We jump right into a hot topic: the use of Native American names …

Talking Sports Issues With Ralph Nader

May 6th, 2021


We have a very special guest on this episode of our Sports Forum podcast: Ralph Nader.  Nader is a long-time consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate.  He was named one of the “100 Most Influential …

How Can We Save College Sports From Overcommercialization and Professionalization?

April 2nd, 2021


My guest in this episode is Dr. David Ridpath, a sports business professor at Ohio University.  He teaches classes with a focus on Governance, …

Brain Trauma and CTE Risk in Sports With Dr. Ann McKee

February 12th, 2021


This might be one of the most important Sports Forum podcasts we've done, or will ever do.  Our guest is, Ann McKee, M.D., a true superstar in the …

The Need for Quality Physical Education in Our Schools is Greater Than Ever

January 12th, 2021


In this episode we chat with SHAPE America board member Clayton Ellis.  Clayton is a former national physical education teacher of the year.  He's one of our nation's leading advocates for getting our young people to be …

Youth Sports with Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson

December 11th, 2020


Jim Thompson started Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in 1998 to help create a movement to transform the culture of youth sports from …

The Biggest Issue in Sports Today? Brain Trauma

November 24th, 2020


In this episode of League of Fans' Sports Forum podcast we talk with Patrick Hruby, a journalist who has done extensive research and in-depth writing on the topic of brain trauma in sports, most notably football. …

Coaching Styles: Moving From Autocratic, Dehumanizing Approaches to More Humanistic Coaching Methods

November 12th, 2020


In this episode we talk coaching styles with veteran sports sociologist Jay Coakley.  Jay is a former college basketball player who went on to earn a …

College & High School Athletics: Where Do We Go From Here?

November 5th, 2020


In this episode, we chat with John Gerdy, a former college athlete and NCAA and SEC administrator who became a sports reformer later in his career. …

Talking Title IX and Equal Opportunity in Sports with Donna Lopiano

October 20th, 2020


Title IX, the landmark law that was created in 1972 to prohibit educational programs that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex, has been a great success in terms of creating …

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