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Welcome to “In the World of Female Sports” podcast! Larissa Maloney is former professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a team bonding strategist. Each week she will bring you a guest or a motivational message that will help empower you as a female athlete or coach with confidence, mental strength and with the strategies and tools to perform at the highest level. Get ready to get motivated and inspired by these amazing individuals. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

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Welcome to “In the World of Female Sports” podcast! Larissa Maloney is former professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a team bonding strategist. Each week she will bring you a guest or a motivational message that will help empower you as a female athlete or coach with confidence, mental strength and with the strategies and tools to perform at the highest level. Get ready to get motivated and inspired by these amazing individuals. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

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This podcast is seriously one of the best out! I love the vibe of all the episodes! The fact that you are an elite female athlete and interviewing elite Female athletes is so refreshing! Keep it up!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

iTunes Ratings

34 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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2

Wow

By Gigity gigity - Feb 28 2020
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Women can’t play sports

Wow wow wow

By Big day 24 - Jun 16 2019
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This podcast is seriously one of the best out! I love the vibe of all the episodes! The fact that you are an elite female athlete and interviewing elite Female athletes is so refreshing! Keep it up!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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In the World of Female Sports

Latest release on Jul 11, 2019

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Welcome to “In the World of Female Sports” podcast! Larissa Maloney is former professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a team bonding strategist. Each week she will bring you a guest or a motivational message that will help empower you as a female athlete or coach with confidence, mental strength and with the strategies and tools to perform at the highest level. Get ready to get motivated and inspired by these amazing individuals. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Rank #1: Hitting Rock Bottom: A Conversation about a Tragic Event that Changed Everything with volleyball athlete—Heather Friesen

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Heather Friesen's story is one that will give you chills down your spine. Heather is an athlete that worked extremely hard to become a top indoor player as well as top collegiate beach volleyball athlete at the University of Hawaii. Her world came crashing down one day as she went on a hike on one of Hawaii's most beautiful hiking trails. Heather slipped and fell from a 40-50ft waterfall that broke 10 ribs, fractured her shoulder blade and made her lung collapse. In this episode Heather tells you her story about her horrific accident, but most of all how she recovered mentally and physically to come out even stronger. You do not want to miss this episode!!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Heather's journey to collegiate volleyball
  • The tragic accident
  • Having faith over fear
  • Growing as a player & person

Connect with Heather:

IG: www.instagram.com/heatherfriesen_3 FB: Heather Boyan

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:

IG: www.instagram.com/Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Apr 25 2019

43mins

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Rank #2: You have to DREAM BIG to ACHIEVE BIG: A Conversation with US Soccer Ambassador Brianna Pinto

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Brianna Pinto is the number one 18 year old female soccer player in the country right now. She has produced many accolades in just 18 years of life. She is the US ambassador for soccer, plays for the US Women's National Team, NCAA National Finalist & First Team All-ACC!

Brianna is one of the most driven women that I have had the honor of speaking with. She has lofty goals and expects to reach each and every one of them. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in a competitive household
  • Setting goals and reaching them!
  • Balancing academics and athletics.
  • Training your best so you can BE the best!

& so much more...

Please RATE & Give a REVIEW for this amazing episode on ITUNES!

Connect with Brianna: 

Instagram: B.Pinto

Facebook: Brianna Pinto

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:

Follow us: @Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Feb 21 2019

30mins

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Rank #3: The Silent Battle: An Elite Athlete's Battle with an Eating Disorder-- Kamila Tan

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This week we discuss a very serious topic on the podcast. I have a deep and intimate chat with former UCLA beach volleyball standout: Kamila Tan. She is a pioneer in the collegiate beach volleyball world and now hopes to become a pioneer in advocating for bringing awareness to the sporting world about the taboo subject of eating disorders. This San Diego native has had an incredible career in the sand at UCLA and has many awards to back it up. This episode is not only for female athletes but also for all women who struggle with body image, disordered eating, self-confidence and anxiety. Please share this with the girls and women in your life because you may be helping save a life as Kamila hopes to do through sharing her journey.

  In this episode we discuss:

  • Kamila's personal journey with an Eating Disorder
  • Why Eating Disorders are so prevalent in athletics
  • The negative stigma surrounding eating disorders
  • Finding meaning in her life through her recovery

Connect with Kamila:

Facebook: Kamila Tan Instagram: @Kamillionairee Blog: https://kmktan.wixsite.com/kamilatan

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coach & the podcast at:

IG: @Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushvball.com

Mar 14 2019

43mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 1: Empowered Women, Empower Women: The Beginning with Larissa Maloney

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Welcome to the first episode of “In the World of Female Sports” podcast! I am your host, Larissa Maloney.  I am a former professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a team bonding strategist. Each week I will bring you a guest or a motivational message that will help empower you as a female athlete or coach with confidence, mental strength and with the strategies and tools to perform at the highest level. In this episode I will dive deep into my upbringing and what made me create this podcast as well as my journey to becoming a professional athlete, actress and producer. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Connect:

Insta: @Larissa.Maloney

Website: www.BlueCrushVball.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FemSportPodcast

Episode Sponsor: 

https://www.prana.com/

Jan 27 2019

35mins

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Rank #5: Using Rejection as Motivation: A conversation with University of Kentucky Basketball Star Maci Morris

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Maci Morris is a former University of Kentucky powerhouse! She comes from a family full of basketball coaches and players so this sport is in her blood! In today's chat, Maci opens up about her try-out for the Washington Mystics and ultimately being cut from the team. She heard the news the same exact day so you can imagine the feelings rushing through her as a high level athlete. Maci talks about how she plans on coming back and getting even stronger for the next opportunity that is presented to her. There are some great tips in this episode to help you as an athlete overcome any type of setback! You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Growing up in a sports family
  • Communication Style
  • Being a leader
  • Overcoming rejection & using it as motivation!

Connect with Maci: 

IG: www.instagram.com/Maci4morris Twitter: @Maci4Mo

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at: 

www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushvball.com

May 16 2019

25mins

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Rank #6: Fine-Tuning your Focus: A conversation on confidence with Pri Piantadosi-Lima

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Pri Piantadosi-Lima is a professional beach volleyball athlete originating from Brazil! Pri has often been described as a hardworking, competitive and an extremely fierce competitor. Pri has travelled all around the world playing with and against the best players in the world. Not only is she one of the top athletes, she is also an incredibly motivating coach.  We dive deep into the best ways to overcome self-doubt on and off the court as well as becoming an all-around confident athlete.  You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Having purpose every time you step on the court
  • Changing to win!
  • Being present in every situation
  • Finding the courage to succeed!

 Connect with Pri:

FB: Pri Piantadosi-Lima Insta: @PriLima13 Insta: @Optimumbeach Email: Director@Optimumbeach.us www.Optimumbeach.com

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:  

IG: @Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushVball.com

Mar 21 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: From Breakdown to Breakthrough: A conversation with USC Libero and Mental Health Advocate-- Victoria Garrick

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Victoria Garrick is an incredibly motivated and determined Division 1 athlete at USC in sunny California. Victoria not only excels on the court, but also off the court where she spends her days motivating younger females in Mental Health and Positive Body-Image. Her drive to make a difference is admirable and the real*ness she gives to her fans is undeniable. She has reached women and girls all over the world spreading her message of "The most beautiful thing a girl can be is herself."  We dive deep about her personal struggles as a collegiate athlete as well as how she overcame depression and anxiety. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • The Demanding Schedule of a Top Collegiate Athlete
  • Handling anxiety and depression in a competitive environment.
  • Being happy RIGHT NOW!
  • Being Real on Social Media 
  • & so much more!

Connect with Victoria:

Insta: www.Instagram.com/@VictoriaGarrick Youtube: Victoria Garrick Twitter: @VictoriaGarrick

Look out for her Podcast coming out soon!

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at: 

IG: www.instagram.com/Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushvball.com

Mar 28 2019

46mins

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Rank #8: Triumph over Tragedy: A deep conversation with Professional Basketball Player--Cierra Burdick

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Cierra Burdick is a former WNBA star that is now playing professional basketball overseas in Poland. She is incredibly motivated and determined to be the best player and person that she can be on and off the court. Her work ethic is undeniable. We dive deep into her relationship with legendary coach, Pat Summitt and the life lessons that she gained through her. Coach Summit’s lessons live on through her amazing athletes, like Cierra. Cierra's drive to motivate as many young female athletes will inspire you to keep striving to be the best! You don’t want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Cierra’s upbringing in sports Her love and passion for the game
  • The lessons she learned from the late great, Pat Summitt.
  • Her mission to impact young female athletes 

Connect with Cierra: Instagram: C_burdick11 Instagram: 1dream_hoops Facebook: Cierra Burdick

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, mindset coaching and the podcast at: 

IG: @Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Mar 07 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Keep Showing Up & Never Quit: A Conversation with Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete Melissa Powell

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Melissa Powell is a professional volleyball athlete that has played both indoor and beach in college! She comes from a long history of volleyball athletes in her family and is in line to become a top beach volleyball player on tour! She is extremely determined and won't let anything stop her! You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up in a volleyball family
  • Playing indoor and beach volleyball in College
  • Journey to playing professional
  • Mental toughness techniques

Connect with Melissa: 

IG: www.instagram.com/melissalessa FB: Melissa Fuchs Powell

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at:

www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

May 09 2019

33mins

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Rank #10: Building a volleyball empire: A Conversation with Cindy Phillips

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Cindy Phillips is a pioneer in the beach volleyball community. In this episode she talks about her story, how she built the largest and most successful beach volleyball youth club in the United States and so much more! You don't want to miss this one!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Becoming a professional athlete!
  • The story of building BeachDig!
  • Female Activism empowering young females: Legacy Thirteen!
  • Bringing your passion in everything you do in life!

Connect with Cindy: 

Insta: @cindyleephillips Insta: @Legacy.thirteen Facebook:www.facebook.com/TheLegacy13

Find more Info on Blue Crush Team Building & the Podcast at:

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Jan 27 2019

42mins

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Ep. 1: Empowered Women, Empower Women: The Beginning with Larissa Maloney

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Welcome to the first episode of “In the World of Female Sports” podcast! I am your host, Larissa Maloney.  I am a former professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a team bonding strategist. Each week I will bring you a guest or a motivational message that will help empower you as a female athlete or coach with confidence, mental strength and with the strategies and tools to perform at the highest level. In this episode I will dive deep into my upbringing and what made me create this podcast as well as my journey to becoming a professional athlete, actress and producer. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Connect:

Insta: @Larissa.Maloney

Website: www.BlueCrushVball.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FemSportPodcast

Episode Sponsor: 

https://www.prana.com/

Jan 27 2019

35mins

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What it takes to get to the next level: A conversation with Raquel Ferreira

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Raquel Ferreira is a world renown, professional athlete, coach and founder of BeVolley Academy! BeVolley Academy is one of the nation's Top Beach Volleyball Academies.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The highs and lows of a professional beach volleyball athlete!
  • BeVolley and how athletes are being recruited to big name colleges.
  • Typical training day with her club and professional athletes!
  • Having a Growth Mindset and the struggles that female athletes face and ways to overcome them!

Connect with Raquel: 

Insta: @Raquelvball Email: RaquelFerreira13@yahoo.com Facebook: Raquel Ferreira (Raquel BeachPro)

www.BeVolleyAcademy.com

Find more Info on Blue Crush Team Building & the Podcast at:

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Jan 27 2019

56mins

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Building a volleyball empire: A Conversation with Cindy Phillips

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Cindy Phillips is a pioneer in the beach volleyball community. In this episode she talks about her story, how she built the largest and most successful beach volleyball youth club in the United States and so much more! You don't want to miss this one!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Becoming a professional athlete!
  • The story of building BeachDig!
  • Female Activism empowering young females: Legacy Thirteen!
  • Bringing your passion in everything you do in life!

Connect with Cindy: 

Insta: @cindyleephillips Insta: @Legacy.thirteen Facebook:www.facebook.com/TheLegacy13

Find more Info on Blue Crush Team Building & the Podcast at:

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Jan 27 2019

42mins

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How you can impact the world by just being YOU: A conversation with Professional Indoor Volleyball Player--Malina Terrell

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Malina Terrell is a Professional Indoor Volleyball Player that plays over in the south of France! She is the embodiment of the quote: Hardwork+Preparation=SUCCESS! She has produced many accolades in her professional career which include: MVP of the League, Top Scorer in the league and Best Server! Volleyball has truly been her vehicle to travel the world doing something that she absolutely loves. Her passion and story will inspire you to take the leap out of your comfort zone and get into the driver seat of your own life.  This episode is full of words of wisdom and motivation to push you to be the best player and person you can be. You don't want to miss this episode! 

In this episode, we talk about: 

  • Life growing up on the West Coast!
  • Diversity in the game of Volleyball.
  • Using your gift to benefit yourself & spreading the love to others.
  • Finding your purpose and being your best self.
  • Your calling vs. your vehicle.

Connect with Malina:

Insta: @MalinaTerrell

Facebook: www.facebook.com/malinaterrell 

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building & the Podcast at:

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Follow: @Larissa.Maloney on Instagram for behind the scenes footage and special Q & A sessions with our guest!

Feb 07 2019

52mins

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I am a Believer of Dreams & Making Things Happen: A conversation with Bea Tan

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Bea Tan is a remarkable athlete as well as business woman! She is a  Beach Volleyball Player in the Philippines as well as Founder of a Beach Volleyball Tour called Beach Volleyball Republic. She also is the manager of the first independent club team in the country: Perlas Spikers!! She is single handedly changing the way volleyball is perceived in the Philippines! She has a huge go-getter attitude and she won't stop until she reaches her goals and dreams. You do not want to miss this episode! 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Bea got into the game of volleyball!
  • How she built the biggest tour in the Philippines!
  • The importance Self-Confidence is for female athletes!
  • How she has made things "happen" and how YOU can too!

Connect with Bea: 

Insta: @BeachvolleyballRepublic

Insta: @Perlasspikers

Insta: @BeaVelascotan

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building Retreats, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at: 

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Feb 14 2019

35mins

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You have to DREAM BIG to ACHIEVE BIG: A Conversation with US Soccer Ambassador Brianna Pinto

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Brianna Pinto is the number one 18 year old female soccer player in the country right now. She has produced many accolades in just 18 years of life. She is the US ambassador for soccer, plays for the US Women's National Team, NCAA National Finalist & First Team All-ACC!

Brianna is one of the most driven women that I have had the honor of speaking with. She has lofty goals and expects to reach each and every one of them. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in a competitive household
  • Setting goals and reaching them!
  • Balancing academics and athletics.
  • Training your best so you can BE the best!

& so much more...

Please RATE & Give a REVIEW for this amazing episode on ITUNES!

Connect with Brianna: 

Instagram: B.Pinto

Facebook: Brianna Pinto

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:

Follow us: @Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Feb 21 2019

30mins

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Valuing the Undervalued Athlete: A Conversation with College Basketball’s own Superwoman -- Vanessa Blair-Lewis

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Vanessa Blair-Lewis is a tremendous motivator and head coach of the D1 collegiate basketball team, Bethune Cookman University. She has been Conference Coach of the Year 5 times! She not only is a well sought-after coach, but a role model for so many young female athletes through her words & actions. She makes it a priority to not only develop the player, but their character as well.  She is actively changing young females lives daily and is incredibly humble while doing it. This is an episode where you need to have a notepad and pen because there are so many nuggets of knowledge throughout the whole chat.

Vanessa is a figure that you can't help but to relate to and love. She spills her soul in this episode as she does with each and every athlete she coaches!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Becoming a D1 head coach at the young age of 24!
  • Being a mentor and leader to African American female athletes. 
  • What she looks for in a new recruit.
  • Finding and fulfilling your purpose!
  • Balancing a career and family life

Connect with Coach Vanessa: 

Email: blairv@cookman.edu

Find more info on Blur Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at: 

IG: Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushvball.com

Feb 28 2019

47mins

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Triumph over Tragedy: A deep conversation with Professional Basketball Player--Cierra Burdick

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Cierra Burdick is a former WNBA star that is now playing professional basketball overseas in Poland. She is incredibly motivated and determined to be the best player and person that she can be on and off the court. Her work ethic is undeniable. We dive deep into her relationship with legendary coach, Pat Summitt and the life lessons that she gained through her. Coach Summit’s lessons live on through her amazing athletes, like Cierra. Cierra's drive to motivate as many young female athletes will inspire you to keep striving to be the best! You don’t want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Cierra’s upbringing in sports Her love and passion for the game
  • The lessons she learned from the late great, Pat Summitt.
  • Her mission to impact young female athletes 

Connect with Cierra: Instagram: C_burdick11 Instagram: 1dream_hoops Facebook: Cierra Burdick

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, mindset coaching and the podcast at: 

IG: @Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Mar 07 2019

50mins

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The Silent Battle: An Elite Athlete's Battle with an Eating Disorder-- Kamila Tan

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This week we discuss a very serious topic on the podcast. I have a deep and intimate chat with former UCLA beach volleyball standout: Kamila Tan. She is a pioneer in the collegiate beach volleyball world and now hopes to become a pioneer in advocating for bringing awareness to the sporting world about the taboo subject of eating disorders. This San Diego native has had an incredible career in the sand at UCLA and has many awards to back it up. This episode is not only for female athletes but also for all women who struggle with body image, disordered eating, self-confidence and anxiety. Please share this with the girls and women in your life because you may be helping save a life as Kamila hopes to do through sharing her journey.

  In this episode we discuss:

  • Kamila's personal journey with an Eating Disorder
  • Why Eating Disorders are so prevalent in athletics
  • The negative stigma surrounding eating disorders
  • Finding meaning in her life through her recovery

Connect with Kamila:

Facebook: Kamila Tan Instagram: @Kamillionairee Blog: https://kmktan.wixsite.com/kamilatan

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coach & the podcast at:

IG: @Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushvball.com

Mar 14 2019

43mins

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Fine-Tuning your Focus: A conversation on confidence with Pri Piantadosi-Lima

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Pri Piantadosi-Lima is a professional beach volleyball athlete originating from Brazil! Pri has often been described as a hardworking, competitive and an extremely fierce competitor. Pri has travelled all around the world playing with and against the best players in the world. Not only is she one of the top athletes, she is also an incredibly motivating coach.  We dive deep into the best ways to overcome self-doubt on and off the court as well as becoming an all-around confident athlete.  You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Having purpose every time you step on the court
  • Changing to win!
  • Being present in every situation
  • Finding the courage to succeed!

 Connect with Pri:

FB: Pri Piantadosi-Lima Insta: @PriLima13 Insta: @Optimumbeach Email: Director@Optimumbeach.us www.Optimumbeach.com

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:  

IG: @Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushVball.com

Mar 21 2019

38mins

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough: A conversation with USC Libero and Mental Health Advocate-- Victoria Garrick

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Victoria Garrick is an incredibly motivated and determined Division 1 athlete at USC in sunny California. Victoria not only excels on the court, but also off the court where she spends her days motivating younger females in Mental Health and Positive Body-Image. Her drive to make a difference is admirable and the real*ness she gives to her fans is undeniable. She has reached women and girls all over the world spreading her message of "The most beautiful thing a girl can be is herself."  We dive deep about her personal struggles as a collegiate athlete as well as how she overcame depression and anxiety. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • The Demanding Schedule of a Top Collegiate Athlete
  • Handling anxiety and depression in a competitive environment.
  • Being happy RIGHT NOW!
  • Being Real on Social Media 
  • & so much more!

Connect with Victoria:

Insta: www.Instagram.com/@VictoriaGarrick Youtube: Victoria Garrick Twitter: @VictoriaGarrick

Look out for her Podcast coming out soon!

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at: 

IG: www.instagram.com/Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushvball.com

Mar 28 2019

46mins

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From Babysitter to PRO Athlete: A raw conversation with Alexa Strange about Facing your Fears & Living your Life to the Fullest!

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Alexa Strange is a former USC beach volleyball standout turned AVP PRO.  She is so full of energy and spunk that it's hard not to love her! She has an incredibly inspiring story being half Indian/half American and she is not afraid to bare it all in this episode. Alexa opens up about her fears of failing and her insecurities as not only an athlete, but as a woman. Alexa hopes to be a volleyball pioneer in India  revolutionizing the way Indian women see and value the benefits of playing sports. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Following your dreams!
  • Overcoming the fear of failure!
  • Setting Intentions.
  • Growing the game in India.
  • Her unique relationship with her mom.

Connect with Alexa: 

Insta: www.instagram.com/alexastrange_beachvb FB: Alexa Strange

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at: 

IG: www.instagram.com/Larissa.Maloney www.BlueCrushvball.com

Apr 04 2019

49mins

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Leading on Your Terms: A conversation with WNBA star Jasmine Thomas

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Jasmine Thomas is one of the best point guards in the world right now! Her relentless defense, quickness on the court and flawless assist game is undeniable. She is extremely wise for her age and has demonstrated that throughout her entire life as an athlete and as a person. Being a leader has been natural for Jasmine, but perfecting her craft took practice and dedication. Jasmine discusses the struggles that you may go through as you try to find your unique way of leading on and off the court and encourages you to navigate through it while being true to yourself. Her advice is priceless. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Discovering who you are as a player as well as a person.
  • Staying true to you.
  • Being a vocal and active leader on the court. 
  • Using failure as a tool!

Connect with Jasmine:

Insta: www.instagram.com/jazthomas FB: @JasmineThomas Twitter: @jaszthomas

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at:

IG: www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney www.BlueCrushVball.com

Apr 11 2019

40mins

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From Raw to Relentless: A conversation with Brooke Seaman about her journey to becoming a PRO

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Brooke Seaman’s story of perseverance is truly inspiring for anyone that has lofty goals and that is willing to work hard to achieve them. Brooke is not your conventional volleyballer, she started playing the game in her junior year of HIGH SCHOOL and soon after that decided this is what she wanted to do as a career. Now just finishing up her 7th season she takes you on her journey of struggle/doubt, but most of all determination to play professional indoor volleyball. You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up not pursuing sports
  •  Hard work and work ethic
  • The importance of persistence
  • The struggles playing overseas
  • Growing as a player & person.

Connect with Brooke:

Insta: www.Instagram.com/bklnthebeast FB: BrookeSeamanVB

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at:

IG: www.Instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Apr 18 2019

45mins

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Hitting Rock Bottom: A Conversation about a Tragic Event that Changed Everything with volleyball athlete—Heather Friesen

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Heather Friesen's story is one that will give you chills down your spine. Heather is an athlete that worked extremely hard to become a top indoor player as well as top collegiate beach volleyball athlete at the University of Hawaii. Her world came crashing down one day as she went on a hike on one of Hawaii's most beautiful hiking trails. Heather slipped and fell from a 40-50ft waterfall that broke 10 ribs, fractured her shoulder blade and made her lung collapse. In this episode Heather tells you her story about her horrific accident, but most of all how she recovered mentally and physically to come out even stronger. You do not want to miss this episode!!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Heather's journey to collegiate volleyball
  • The tragic accident
  • Having faith over fear
  • Growing as a player & person

Connect with Heather:

IG: www.instagram.com/heatherfriesen_3 FB: Heather Boyan

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the Podcast at:

IG: www.instagram.com/Larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

Apr 25 2019

43mins

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Nothing is Impossible: An inspiring conversation with Elite Athlete & Lung Tumor Survivor-- Jessica McGuire

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Jessica McGuire is an athlete with an incredible story. She planned on going to UCLA to just study biology, but life had something different in mind. She became a top D1 collegiate rower all because she attended an open tryout for the University. Her story doesn’t stop there. Jess has a shocking discovery that almost cost her her life… She discovered a tumor in her left lung which left her unable to talk or move. You do not want to miss this episode about her recovery and her spontaneous transformation from a rower to a professional beach volleyball athlete!!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Jess growing up playing sports.
  • Becoming a D1 athlete from an open tryout!
  • Her incredible journey of having a baseball sized tumor in her lung.
  • Deciding to become a professional beach volleyball athlete after college!

  Connect with Jess:

IG: www.instagram.com/relentlessjess

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JessicaMcGuire Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at:

IG: www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

May 02 2019

42mins

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Keep Showing Up & Never Quit: A Conversation with Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete Melissa Powell

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Melissa Powell is a professional volleyball athlete that has played both indoor and beach in college! She comes from a long history of volleyball athletes in her family and is in line to become a top beach volleyball player on tour! She is extremely determined and won't let anything stop her! You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up in a volleyball family
  • Playing indoor and beach volleyball in College
  • Journey to playing professional
  • Mental toughness techniques

Connect with Melissa: 

IG: www.instagram.com/melissalessa FB: Melissa Fuchs Powell

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at:

www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

May 09 2019

33mins

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Using Rejection as Motivation: A conversation with University of Kentucky Basketball Star Maci Morris

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Maci Morris is a former University of Kentucky powerhouse! She comes from a family full of basketball coaches and players so this sport is in her blood! In today's chat, Maci opens up about her try-out for the Washington Mystics and ultimately being cut from the team. She heard the news the same exact day so you can imagine the feelings rushing through her as a high level athlete. Maci talks about how she plans on coming back and getting even stronger for the next opportunity that is presented to her. There are some great tips in this episode to help you as an athlete overcome any type of setback! You do not want to miss this episode!

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Growing up in a sports family
  • Communication Style
  • Being a leader
  • Overcoming rejection & using it as motivation!

Connect with Maci: 

IG: www.instagram.com/Maci4morris Twitter: @Maci4Mo

Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at: 

www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushvball.com

May 16 2019

25mins

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Time to Level Up: A conversation with WNBA star Courtney Williams

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Courtney Williams isn't your normal D1 recruit story. She wasn't recruited heavily at an early age. She always had to work hard to clench that starting spot on the team. One thing that was instilled in her at a young age was her work ethic and confidence! She is now a super star leader and competitor for the Connecticut Suns WNBA squad. Her energy on and off the court is contagious and she is determined to get a championship under her belt this year! You don't want to miss this chat!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Courtney's journey to USF
  • Her inspiration: her mom!
  • Being a confident person and player
  • Her prediction for the Sun's this season

Connect with Courtney:

IG: www.instagram.com/courtneywilliams10

Twitter: @CourtMWilliams

Find out more about the podcast: 

IG: www.instagram.com/larissa.Maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

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May 23 2019

31mins

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Winning the Battle: A conversation with Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete-- Karissa Cook

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Karissa Cook is an incredible beach volleyball athlete! She has set her sights high and is now living the life that she has always dreamed of. Karissa has just won her first AVP championship in Austin, Texas! Her journey is unique and has always led her back to the sport she loves: volleyball. This is an episode you don't want to miss.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up in a volleyball family
  • Playing at Stanford
  • Journey on Tour
  • Hopes for the season

Connect with Karissa:

IG: www.instagram.com/karissakellie

Find more about the podcast, Blue Crush Team Building and mindset coaching:

IG: www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney

www.BlueCrushVball.com

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May 30 2019

49mins

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By Gigity gigity - Feb 28 2020
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Women can’t play sports

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By Big day 24 - Jun 16 2019
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This podcast is seriously one of the best out! I love the vibe of all the episodes! The fact that you are an elite female athlete and interviewing elite Female athletes is so refreshing! Keep it up!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥