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She Can Ball

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Conversations with inspirational basketball leaders to help female basketball players become the best versions of themselves both on and off the court.

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Conversations with inspirational basketball leaders to help female basketball players become the best versions of themselves both on and off the court.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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She Can Ball

Latest release on Jan 10, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Rank #1: Jamal Baptiste | How to Train for Basketball, Without a Basketball

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This edition of the She Can Ball podcast features the strength and conditioning coach for the Atlanta Dream: Jamal Baptiste! He describes his experiences coaching professional athletes and the differences between coaching for the NBA and WNBA. Coach Jamal also reveals the most efficient way for players to warm up before workouts and explains the ideal strength training to skill work ratio. 

Time Stamps: 

10:40 Importance of recovery/sleep 

14:06 Addressing Muscle imbalances in your pre workout routine 

15:05 Mobility + Stability then you start your warmup is the key your pre workout routine 

20:50 the main injuries he sees with WNBA athletes 

24:05 how to schedule off days how to know when you need rest 

31:00 ideal Strength training to skill work Ratio 

34:00 What your training should focus on depending on what part of the season you are in. 

36:17 how to condition yourself for basketball

Jan 10 2021

42mins

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Rank #2: Arielle Chambers | The Woman Behind @HighlightHER

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The 13th episode of the She Can Ball podcast welcomes the social media manager for Bleacher Report, journalist, and model: Arielle Chambers! She explains what made her study at Oxford University and how she created and organically grew HighlightHER, Bleacher Report’s all-women platform, from 0 to 86k followers. Arielle speaks about the moral values that women’s basketball instilled in her and sheds light on the Black Lives Matter movement, and what needs to be done in order to have equality in this country.

Dec 30 2020

28mins

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Rank #3: Cari Champion | The Mindset of a Champion

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Today’s edition of the She Can Ball podcast features a former ESPN host, current host of the Brownprint podcast, and co-host of the show “Cari and Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports.” Cari Champion found her love for journalism at age 7 and further developed her passion as she studied English at UCLA. She talks about her crazy journey from being a one man band to becoming a host on ESPN. We also discuss her mission to give a voice to the black women without one. Cari’s relentlessness and passion is empowering, so you do not want to miss this episode!

Dec 19 2020

37mins

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Rank #4: Imani McGee-Stafford | No One Is an Island

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The 11th episode of the She Can Ball podcast features Imani McGee-Stafford, a center for the Dallas Wings, mental health advocate and aspiring lawyer! Imani sheds light on the topic of sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual victim herself, she knows first hand how traumatizing that experience can be and is working to create change in that area. Imani has postponed her WNBA career to become a research lawyer to help represent black women in law, push polices to help make mental health resources more accessible, and strengthen laws regarding sexual violence. She also speaks about her remarkable journey from being suicidal to becoming a motivational speaker. Mrs. Stafford is an amazing woman paving the way for other females to create change where they see it as necessary, both on and off the court.

Dec 09 2020

21mins

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Rank #5: Monique Billings | Being Grounded in the Present Moment

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This episode features forward for the Atlanta Dream: Monique Billings! We discuss her collegiate career at UCLA along with her experiences playing professional basketball overseas and the WNBA. She also exposes her secret to rebounding! Finally, Monique explains how to perfect your pregame routine and the importance of WNBA visibility as a form of encouragement to young girls and boys to achieve their dreams.

Nov 24 2020

25mins

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Rank #6: Coach Hernando Planells | Channelling Positivity Both On and Off the Court

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Today's episode of the She Can Ball podcast features Hernando Planells! He talks about his experiences coaching at the NBA-G league and with Duke Women’s Basketball. Coach Planells sheds light on lessons that are applicable both on and off the court. He also reveals the advantages of coaching at the NAIA level, an under discussed level of collegiate basketball. Coach Planells’ energetic personality makes this a podcast episode you do not want to miss!

Nov 11 2020

20mins

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Rank #7: Val Whiting | From Stanford Star to TikTok Influencer

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Today’s episode of the She Can Ball podcast features former WNBA player and Stanford All- American: Coach Val Whiting. She shares her journey from being the last seat on the bench to playing college basketball at Stanford University. She also opens up about struggling with depression during her WNBA career. We talk about her rise to fame on TikTok being the official hype women for female athletes and how female athletes can gain confidence!


Check out her website at: https://www.iamcoachval.com/

Oct 31 2020

19mins

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Rank #8: Raychel Shannon | Gaining an Edge Over Your Competitors

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Raychel Shannon joins the She Can Ball podcast to inform athletes about how they can use nutrition and recovery in sports to maximize the efficiency of their workouts. We cover what athletes should be doing pre-workout, post-workout, and on rest days. She also discusses her journey, from playing D2 college basketball to playing professional overseas.

Check out her website here https://www.raysthebarrecovery.com/

Oct 04 2020

37mins

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Rank #9: Brooke McCarty- Williams | It’s Okay to Take a Break

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This edition of the She Can Ball podcast features a professional women’s basketball player: Brooke McCarty- Williams. She describes her experiences playing at the collegiate level for UT Austin and in the WNBA with the Dallas Wings. Brooke covers her secret to confidence, finding a balance between competition and rest, and overcoming setbacks.

Sep 10 2020

26mins

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Rank #10: Danae Marquez | Adapting to Change

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This episode features a D1 athlete of the San José State University women’s basketball team, Danae Marquez. She was destined for greatness from high school. There, she led her team to their first CIF Open Divison Championship. Today we discuss her physical and mental transition from high school to college, being an undersized guard, and the future of women’s basketball.

Check out the She Can Ball Instagram page here! : https://www.instagram.com/she.can.ball/

Aug 07 2020

22mins

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