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Tackling College Sports - A resource to help high school student-athletes transition to college level sports.

The definitive resource to help you navigate your way to play college level sports. Hosted by Chris LeGates and Mark Franco - the podcast will cover the various issues that face student-athletes and their parents as they prepare to take their sport to the next level. Guests will include, but not be limited to, college coaches, trainers, recruiters & sports psychologists covering all college sports.

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TCS 021: Jeff Walz

Session 021 features an interview with Louisville Women's Basketball Coach, Jeff Walz.  Coach Walz recently had a post-game press conference that dominated the news cycle for several days and received over 18 million views.  Coach Walz gives us a taste of what life has been like since the press conference and the ensuing win over Kentucky.  We also get some valuable insight from him regarding student-athletes that are looking to continue their careers at the college level.  Listening to this episode is TIME WELL SPENT!  Be Your Best! Mark & Chris

51mins

10 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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TCS 019: Mark & Chris

Chris LeGates & Mark Franco, Hosts of The Tackling College Sports Podcast. In this particular episode, you will learn: NCAA changes that go into effect in the Fall of 2016

28mins

8 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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TCS 018: Ian Goldberg

Ian Goldberg, Founder, and CEO, iSport360 In this particular session, you will learn: How Ian came up with the idea of iSport360. The potential impact iSport360 could have on youth sports. Ian's take on what we are getting right/wrong in youth sports today. Much more...

30mins

19 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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TCS 020: Dr. john Cone

Dr. John Cone - founder, and CEO of Fit For 90, a software-based platform that allows team monitoring, periodization, team training, as well as player recovery.  John has an extensive background that includes coaching at the highest collegiate level and MLS.  This is an episode that is beneficial to coaches and student-athletes.

40mins

3 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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TCS 022: Jenny Truman

Session 022 features an interview with Performance Coach, Jenny Truman.  Jenny specializes in confidence and mental strength for better sports performance.  As a professional residing in the UK, Jenny has worked with top professional and amateur athletes.  There is plenty of useful information that any athlete can benefit from.

1hr

22 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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TCS 034: Bobby Muuss

Session 34 features an interview with Head Coach, Wake Forest Men's Soccer, Bobby Muuss. Be sure to subscribe to the show - and while you're at it, you might as well leave a rating and/or review.  Cheers, Mark & Chris

55mins

12 May 2018

Rank #6

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TCS 033: Noelle Ward

Session 33 features an interview with Noelle Ward from Life Skills 4 College. Be sure to subscribe to the show - while your at it, you might as well leave a rating and/or review! Thanks, Mark & Chris

38mins

16 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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TCS 032: Adam and Michelle

Session 32 features an interview with motivational consultants Adam & Michelle from The Strength Of One. Be sure to subscribe to the show - while your at it, you might as well leave rating and/or review! Thanks

36mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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TCS 031: Ian Warner

Session 31 features an interview with Ian Warner, 2012 Olympic Sprinter, motivational speaker and owner of KHO Labs. Be sure to subscribe to the show! While you're at it, you might as well leave a rating too.

53mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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TCS 030: Angie Churchill

Session 30 features an interview with Angie Churchill, University of Hartford Head Softball Coach. Be sure to subscribe to the show - while you are there, you might as well rate and/or review too!

1hr 3mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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TCS 029: Renee Lopez

Session 29 features an interview with Renee Lopez, college recruiting process expert, Author, USSF/NSCAA licensed coach, and certified speaker and trainer. Be sure to subscribe to the show!

54mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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TCS 028: Sasho Cirovski

Session 28 features an interview with Sasho Cirovksi, Head Coach of Men's Soccer at Maryland.  Sasho is entering his 24th year as a Terp and is a two-time NCAA champion. Be sure to subscribe to the show!

1hr 1min

16 Jul 2017

Rank #12

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TCS 027: John Wallin

Session 27 features an interview with John Wallin, Head Coach Men's Cross Country / Track & Field at S.C.S.U.  Wallin is in his 7th year at his alma mater and was recently awarded the NE 10 Men's Coach of the Year Award.

1hr 1min

20 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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TCS 026: Mick Yokitis

Session 26 features an interview with Mick Yokitis, U.S. Naval Academy Assistant Football Coach Wide Receivers.  Mick is in his seventh season with the Midshipmen and is a 2006 graduate of the Naval Academy where he earned three varsity letters at wide receiver.  Mick also served in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation.  This episode is full of extremely useful information for any student-athlete (and parents of) that is looking play football at the college level.

33mins

29 May 2017

Rank #14

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TCS 025: Dave Latourette

Session 25 features Dave Latourette, Associate Head Coach, Santa Rosa Junior College Men's Soccer - Dave is also and instructor and speaker.  We discuss the junior college/community college options that are available to student-athletes.  Dave speaks about the main reasons one may look to these institutions during the college search process.  Not only does Dave have extensive coaching background at many different college levels, he also is an experienced triathlete - Dave also coaches athletes that are training for such events. 

1hr 2mins

12 Feb 2017

Rank #15