Beyond the Game

Beyond the Game

By SweetwaterNOW
Welcome to SweetwaterNOW's Beyond the Game Podcast with Brayden Flack. The podcast will seek to look at athletics in Sweetwater County in a new light that is thought provoking, interesting and personal.
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Fighting for Equality
Wyoming softball has faced it's fair share of challenges throughout the years. However, softball players in the "Equality" state are fighting for the state's nickname and the dream to play softball as a sanctioned sport. Heather Anderson and Annette Ice, two of the biggest supporters of girls softball in Sweetwater County, join the podcast to discuss the failed efforts to sanction the sport over the last 45 years and their current efforts to help fulfill the dreams and opportunities of many high school girl softball players in Wyoming. Here's to fighting for what you believe in and doing the right thing. Music Credit: Finally by Loxbeats https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download: http://bit.ly/FinallyLoxbeats Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/fGquX0Te1Yo
27:46
August 6, 2019
The Good Parent
Athletics allow youth to learn valuable lessons, develop strong characteristics and establish an identity. The process can be rewarding if done properly, however, youth's experiences can be dramatically negative if that process is interrupted. While there are many voices and influences around youth, sometimes parents can become their own worst enemy. Counselor, Chris Clark, shares his thoughts on parental involvement in youth sports and what parents can do to give their kids positive experiences and lasting memories. Music Credit:  Track: The Perpetual Ticking of Time — Artificial.Music [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/vSoQgxDwxYM Free Download / Stream: http://alplus.io/PerpetualTickingOfTime
32:21
July 12, 2019
Support and Success
A handful of studies have shown the correlation between support systems and an athlete's success on game day. Whether you are on the sideline, in the game or behind the scenes, you play an important part in the success of athletics and individuals in the community. Ann Rudoff is a prime example of what it means to support someone. When she isn't teaching Communications at Western Wyoming Community College, she is fulfilling her role as a supporter outside of the classroom. With a wealth of knowledge in human communication and interaction, Ann firmly believes in the importance of relationships.
20:46
June 18, 2019
The Perfect Storm
When failure at a young age seemed overwhelming, a strong support system allowed Matt Hanson to cope with ADHD. Running serves as that coping mechanism on a daily basis for Hanson. From running The World's Toughest Mudder to the Death Race, Matt competes in races most people wouldn't consider to be possible. When he isn't carrying boulders over a mountain, he focuses on helping children at Eastside Elementary overcome their weaknesses and turn them into strengths, just like he has.
50:32
May 22, 2019
Obsession
In the debut episode of Beyond the Game, Brayden sits down with WWCC Wrestler Jake Thompson at the end of his sophomore year. Jake's obsession for wrestling started in his youth and has led him to earn status as an All-American during his collegiate career. Obsession isn't just about work ethic, it goes much deeper.
24:22
April 15, 2019
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