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Character Combine Podcast

Character Combine is a motivational movement offering tools to coaches & athletes to make increased character the priority on AND off the field.Hosted by Josh Takimoto and Deb McCollum

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Episode 30- Marcelas Howard

The Backyard Legend, Marcelas Howard, joins the podcast in this episode to discuss his basketball career, the obstacles he faced, and how it led him to becoming a YouTube sensation. He also shares stories of how he met Kyrie Irving as well as other NBA stars. This is a crazy episode that you don't want to miss.

1hr 10mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 21- Joe Cattolico

Joe Cattolico, former Sheldon High School football, joins the podcast to discuss his coaching background, the decision to step away from coaching, and his philosophy on working with student athletes. There are a lot of takeaways in this episode, so coaches make sure you grab a pen and pad.

54mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 16- Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor, head football coach at Capital Christian High School, joins the podcast to discuss how to develop a strong culture within your program. He also shares his thoughts on transitioning to a new program, managing expectations, and the importance of developing relationships with student-athletes and coaches. FOLLOW US AT:Twitter: @sportscharacterInstagram: @charactercombineFacebook: Character CombineYouTube: Character Combine Media Vaultwww.charactercombine.com

48mins

8 May 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 35- Michelle Dapper

Michelle Dapper, KCRA 3 Sports anchor and reporter joins the podcast to discuss her athletic background, how she got started covering sports, and some of her favorite sports stories. You don't want to miss it!

55mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 14- Nick O’Sullivan

Spartan athlete, Nick O'Sullivan, joins the podcast to discuss his battle with addiction, the wake up call that changed his life, and how he got started as a Spartan athlete. It's an incredible story that athletes, coaches, and families need to hear. Jason Harper sits in as a guest cohost for this episode. Article mentioned in the episode:https://life.spartan.com/post/beating-addictionFOLLOW US AT:Twitter: @sportscharacterInstagram: @charactercombineFacebook: Character CombineYouTube: Character Combine Media Vaultwww.charactercombine.com

45mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 49- Ali Aguilar

Ali Aguilar is a professional softball player and a member of the 2020 USA softball team. She joins the podcast to discuss growing up playing softball, her time in Japan, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and more! She is an incredible athlete and an even better person. Make sure you listen to this episode and keep an eye out for the Team USA "Stand Beside Her" tour coming to a city near you.

1hr 14mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 48- Dwight Taylor Sr. and Marcelas Howard

Two fan favorites, Dwight Taylor Sr. and Marcelas Howard, are back in this episode of the podcast! Dwight is a motivational speaker and author. Marcelas, AKA The Backyard Legend, is a Youtuber and social media influencer. They answer questions submitted by the audience in this episode. They're energy is contagious! You don't want to miss this one.

1hr 14mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 51- Shay Haddow

Shay Haddow, the owner of Alpha Girl Soccer Academy and the host of the Alpha Girl Soccer Podcast Show, joins the podcast in this episode. She discusses her soccer career, how she started Alpha Girl Soccer, and the importance instilling confidence in young female athletes. We also discuss her brand new book, She the Confident. Shay is doing some amazing things in the soccer community. Don't miss this episode!

1hr 10mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 40- Trust

Josh and Deb talk about trust and how it applies to both athletes and coaches. They also discuss a recent message called "The One" that was presented by Coach Urban Meyer at an event hosted by the Uninterrupted. There is also plenty of nonsense and rabbit trails along the way!Urban Talking About "The One."https://www.instagram.com/tv/B2KHq2qg_H_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link2dcKq0TFRpEiCsIzDhZW

48mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 43- Personalities

Josh and Deb talk about how understanding personality types can help a coach communicate and connect more effectively with their athletes and coaches. They use the Enneagram test to share insights into their own personalities as well. The link to the Enneagram test they used in the episode is below in the show notes.

58mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 44- Alexis Johnson (Q&A)

Alexis Johnson, coach and former Alabama State and Sierra College softball player, returns to the podcast for a special Q&A episode. We ask her your questions that were submitted via social media. We cover a lot of topics in this one! Make sure you check it out and share with coaches and athletes you know.

56mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 57- Dana Smith

Dana Smith is the wrestling coach at Carnegie Middle School and a Positive Coaching Alliance trainer. He joins the podcast to discuss when he started coaching, how he got started with Positive Coaching Alliance, and how wrestling is a great vehicle to teach character. Coach Smith brings a ton of positive energy into this episode. He is clearly passionate about spreading the message of character. Don't miss this episode.

1hr 5mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 66- Jason Tenner

Jason Tenner, USA Football Regional Director and West Park High School Head Football Coach, joins the podcast in this episode. He discusses his athletic and coaching journey, his role with USA Football, and the challenges of starting at a new school in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. He also shares about his experience being a part of a Microsoft commercial featuring Kate Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers. Coach Tenner is an incredible coach and influencer in the football community. Don't miss out on the knowledge he brings to the table in this episode.

1hr 9mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 63- Scott Templeton and Noah Brewster

Scott Templeton and Noah Brewster, owners of ProForm Baseball Training, join the podcast in this episode. They talk about their athletic backgrounds, some of the challenges they experienced, and the importance of athlete mentorship. They also share their thoughts about the challenges of dealing with some athlete's parents. This is a great episode that you don't want to miss!

1hr 9mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 55- Kimberly Rubey

Kimberly Rubey, former GM of US Cryotherapy Davis, joins the podcast in this episode. She discusses the process and science behind cryotherapy, as well as some common myths associated with it. She goes in depth on the benefits of using cryotherapy and why it's a unique method of recovery. Get your pen and notepad ready. Kim drops a lot of knowledge on this one!

1hr 2mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 28- Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson, Sacramento Bee Senior Staff Writer, joins the podcast to talk all things prep sports. We discuss some of his favorite sports stories, challenges of social media, the importance of high school coaches, and so much more. This episode is packed with a lot of great content from someone who lives and breathes local sports.

1hr

17 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 2 – Kevin Bracy

Kevin Bracy, motivational speaker and founder of the Reach One Alliance, joins the Character Combine Podcast to discuss all things greatness!FOLLOW US AT:Twitter: @sportscharacterInstagram: @charactercombineFacebook: Character CombineYoutube: Character Combine Media Vaultwww.charactercombine.com

28mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 46- Expectations

Josh and Deb talk about expectations and how they impact coaches and athletes. What expectations do athletes and coaches have of themselves? How does a coach set expectations for their team on and off the field? Can expectations turn into entitlement? We talk about all of these things and as usual there are plenty of rabbit trails along the way.

54mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 37- Character

Josh and Deb discuss something that should've been an episode topic a long time ago- character. It's the reason why we do this podcast in the first place. Why is it important, what does it mean, and how can we make it a priority with our athletes.

37mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 31- Tyler Andrade

Tyler Andrade, owner of Absolute Flex Appeal, joins the podcast in this episode. We discuss the challenges he encountered growing up, the moment that changed the trajectory of his life, and how he used those experiences to become who he is today. It's truly a rags to riches story that you don't want to miss!

52mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #20