Dr. Caroline Silby
So… Our 50th episode is rapidly approaching. Can you believe it?! FIFTY. I want to do a few things to celebrate. First is to get to 100 ratings/reviews – can you all do that for me? We’re in the forties right now. Pretty please? It seriously helps move us along in the algorithms and helps people discover us.
Second, I would like our LTPF instagram to hit 500 followers. So follow us @ltpfpod.
Third… would you all buy swag?? What kind of swag should we sell? Ideas on what they should say?
Oh and in other fun news… we are officially a media sponsor for the 3rd Annual Women’s Sports Museum gala. As mentioned last week, this museum is in the planning stages. I think they’ll have some very exciting announcements in the next few months. For now, the gala is their big fundraiser. It’s in Sarasota on October 19th – so if you’re in the Tampa/Sarasota area – buy a table or ticket – or become a sponsor of the gala. I will be there. Along with some other fabulous women. This is really a cool venture. There is no women’s sports museum in the country. Check them out at womenssportsmuseum.org. You can donate, buy tickets to the gala, donate items/experiences for the raffle, or become a sponsor. And, if you’re planning on attending, Let me know! I would love to meet y’all.
Now… this week’s guest is Dr. Caroline Silby, a sports psychologist. She is a nationally recognized expert on the development of young female athletes, author of Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes, and Adjunct Faculty Member at American University. Dr. Silby has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, ten Olympians, three World Champions, eleven National Champions, and over fifty National Competitors.
We have a great conversation that ranges from her experience as an elite athlete, deciding to get into a field that was relatively unknown and had almost no women, writing a book, systemic changes that are needed to protect athletes, and the difference between what she does and what a therapist does.
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