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Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete

Field Goals

Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete is the #1 podcast for amateur athletes and coaches who are looking for tips and strategies that will give them a competitive edge to help them achieve their on- and off-the-field athletic goals. Whether you play football, basketball, soccer or any other active sport either on the field or court, we have comprised a host of experienced industry experts, coaches and former professional athletes that will provide first-hand insight on topics that are important to the amateur athlete who desires to play sports competitively at the highest level of competition.

Field Goals is hosted by Glenn Hames and will also feature special addition shows from elite amateur athletes that will share their journey on how they achieved their athletic goals at every stage of their career.


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Special Announcements & Season 2 Premiers Thursday, April 7th
Mar 24 2022
Special Announcements & Season 2 Premiers Thursday, April 7th
After taking some personal time off to celebrate an epic milestone birthday, Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete will be returning the first Thursday in April to kick off Season 2.
Ep 15 | The Art of Being a Competitive Athlete | Marcus Ginyard
Jun 17 2022
Ep 15 | The Art of Being a Competitive Athlete | Marcus Ginyard
2x ACC & 2009 NCAA champion, Marcus Ginyard, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss, what it takes to be a competitive athlete while playing for a championship caliber team in a highly competitive conference.  The UNC Basketball Alum shares what the most important qualities of a competitive athlete are and tips to develop and maintain a competitive edge.  Ginyard also opens up about his preparation that made him a fierce competitor as a player in HS and during his time at UNC.
Ep 14 | An Athlete's Guide to Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) | Ayden Syal & Brandon Wimbush
May 19 2022
Ep 14 | An Athlete's Guide to Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) | Ayden Syal & Brandon Wimbush
Tech giants, Ayden Syal and Brandon Wimbush, join Glenn on the Field to discuss, the process in which amateur athletes can financially capitalize off their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL).  The co-founders of the online platform, MOGL, share how they connect student-athletes to leading brands and help them to effectively source NIL opportunities on their own in an efficient and compliant way.  The two explain what NIL is and isn’t, how the NIL process works and what it takes for athletes to take advantage of their NIL potential.
Ep 13 | The Truth Behind Playing Sports at HBCUs | Earl Hilton
May 6 2022
Ep 13 | The Truth Behind Playing Sports at HBCUs | Earl Hilton
NC A&T State University's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss the college athletic experience at HBCUs and why more elite amateur athletes and coaches are taking their talents and committing to HBCUs than ever before.  Hilton opens up on the HBCU athletic experience compared to PWIs, what athletes can expect competitively playing at an HBCU and how HBCUs are becoming a gateway for athletes to play sports professionally.  Plus, Earl shares his thoughts on the importance for coaches to recruit more high profile athletes and the future of HBCU sports.
Ep 12 | Do High School Star Ratings Really Matter | Coach Willie Spears
Apr 7 2022
Ep 12 | Do High School Star Ratings Really Matter | Coach Willie Spears
In the premier episode of Season 2, former NCAA DI and DII head football coach and now critically acclaimed author and motivational speaker, Coach Willie Spears, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss, the coveted High School Star Rating system and what those star ratings  really mean.  Coach Spears also discusses what it takes to achieve a 3-, 4-, or 5-star rating and shares his thoughts on why star ratings matter and why sometimes they don’t.
Special Announcements & Season 2 Premiers Thursday, April 7th
Mar 24 2022
Special Announcements & Season 2 Premiers Thursday, April 7th
After taking some personal time off to celebrate an epic milestone birthday, Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete will be returning the first Thursday in April to kick off Season 2.
Ep 11 | Keys to Building Confidence in Female Athletes | Breanne Smedley
Feb 17 2022
Ep 11 | Keys to Building Confidence in Female Athletes | Breanne Smedley
Fresh off of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, certified female athlete Elite Performance Coach, Breanne Smedley, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss how female athletes can unlock their potential to cultivate and increase confidence during competition and level up performance across all aspects of their lives.  Breanne also shares tips on how female athletes can minimize mistakes, perform under pressure, become resilient and improve self-talk through affirmations and visualization. Plus, she reveals how she overcame her own struggles as an elite collegiate volleyball player and why she co-founded the “Elite Competitor Society” to help female athletes thrive in sports and life.
Ep 10 | Mastering the Mental Game of Sports | Paul Levitin
Feb 3 2022
Ep 10 | Mastering the Mental Game of Sports | Paul Levitin
Kicking off the 2022 New Year, Personal Development coach and Mindset Mastery expert, Paul Levitin, joins Glenn on the Field to discuss mental mastery methods that help athletes stay composed, trust their skills and let go of mental mistakes.  Paul also shares why athletes should set mental goals and how not working to master your mental game will make performance play at the next level impossible to achieve.
Ep 9 | Recruiting 101: Landing a College Football Scholarship | Terrence Wood
Jan 13 2022
Ep 9 | Recruiting 101: Landing a College Football Scholarship | Terrence Wood
Closing out 2021, former Univ. of Colorado football standout, businessman, and author of the book, “Before You Go Pro”, Terrence Wood, joins Glenn on the Field for the ninth episode of Field Goals for the FDA to discuss the recruiting process for HS football players to secure an athletic scholarship.  Terrence, who comes from a pro football family, and played Arena Football and in the CFL, also shares the differences between redshirts and the other terms used to define eligibility and recruiting statuses.
Ep 8 | The Hidden Opponent: Athletes vs. Mental Health | Candace Layne, EdD
Dec 16 2021
Ep 8 | The Hidden Opponent: Athletes vs. Mental Health | Candace Layne, EdD
Marshall University’s Director of Counseling Center, Dr. Candace Layne, joins Glenn on the Field for episode eight of Field Goals for the FDA to discuss mental health issues and psychological stressors that often impact amateur athletes.  Dr. Lane shares why athletes’ mental health often gets overlooked, the warning signs and when it’s appropriate for an athlete to seek help.  She also dives into how mental health and well-being are linked to athletic performance and why it’s necessary for coaches to work with their campus counseling center to offer support for their players who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Ep 7 | Making Sense of the NCAA Guidelines | Tiana Myers Rich
Dec 3 2021
Ep 7 | Making Sense of the NCAA Guidelines | Tiana Myers Rich
Tiana Myers Rich, former Executive Coordinator for the NCAA, joins Glenn on the Field for the seventh episode of Field Goals for the FDA.  Tiana discusses the ins and outs of how the NCAA works and the compliances amateur athletes must meet in order to get recruited and maintain their athletic eligibility while in college.  A former basketball star at George Washington University, Tiana also gives an overview into other NCAA hot topics such as the NCAA transfer portal and how amateur athletes can cash in on their Name Image and Likeness (NIL).
Ep 6 | Trusting Your Athletic Process | Kevin Whitted
Nov 18 2021
Ep 6 | Trusting Your Athletic Process | Kevin Whitted
As the 2021 basketball season gets underway, Univ. of Tennessee basketball great, Kevin Whitted, joins the Field for episode six of Field Goals for the FDA.  Whitted, who spent time playing for the Dallas Mavericks and the European League breaks down why athletes must trust their athletic process in order to experience success both on- and off the field.  Whitted, the founder of Kevin Whitted Basketball Services (KWBS), a curriculum-based training program for amateur and professional players, goes into detail how trusting the process led him to break Michael Jordan’s High School scoring title, and being inducted into the Laney High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ep 5 | The Truth About Playing DII Sports | Chauncey Winbush
Nov 4 2021
Ep 5 | The Truth About Playing DII Sports | Chauncey Winbush
Former Associate Athletic Director for the Naval Academy, Chauncey Winbush, joins the Field on episode five of Field Goals for the FDA.  Winbush, now serving as Vice President for Athletics for Shepherd University, opens up on the truths about playing Division II sports and discusses what it takes to compete in NCAA sports at the Division II level.  Plus, he talks about his induction into the Shepherd University Athletic Hall of Fame and what made him an All-American football standout for the Rams.
Ep 4 | Developing a Winning Team Culture | Coach Nick Myles
Oct 22 2021
Ep 4 | Developing a Winning Team Culture | Coach Nick Myles
3x Coach of the Year, Nicholas “Nick” Myles, joins the Field for the fourth episode of Field Goals for the FDA to share the winning formula on how St. Frances Academy High School in Baltimore, MD has become a nationally ranked athletic powerhouse.  Myles, doubling as Athletic Director and serving as head coach for the men’s basketball team, discusses how to build a winning team culture and opens up about the success the Panthers have experienced both on- and off-the-field.
Ep 3 | Eating for Peak Athletic Performance | Jaelyn M. Shipman
Oct 7 2021
Ep 3 | Eating for Peak Athletic Performance | Jaelyn M. Shipman
Jaelyn Shipman, UNC Charlotte’s Registered Dietician Nutritionist for the 49’er Football Team, joins the Field for Episode 3 to discuss the keys to obtaining peak athletic performance through proper nutrition and good eating habits.  During this episode, Jaelyn will highlight her day-to-day routine for keeping the D1 football program properly fueled and hydrated to optimize athletic performance.  Jaelyn also highlights how a comprehensive eating plan combined with daily training and recovery techniques can match the physical demands of sports and help amateur athletes gain an edge over their competition.
Ep 2 | An Athlete's Guide to Setting Goals | Candyce Patterson
Sep 24 2021
Ep 2 | An Athlete's Guide to Setting Goals | Candyce Patterson
On Episode 2 of Field Goals for the Focused Driven Athlete, Author and Master-Level Certified Life Coach, Candyce Patterson, takes the Field to discuss the principles of goal setting and how goal setting can benefit athletes in achieving optimal performance.  Candyce will share how using her self-designed, Next Level Model, combined with her customized vision mapping guide, will give amateur athletes a self-assessment of their current state of performance and how they can achieve their desired goals in three months or less.
Ep 1 | Training for Perfect Performance | Coach Leonard Stephens
Sep 14 2021
Ep 1 | Training for Perfect Performance | Coach Leonard Stephens
Taking the Field for its very first episode is former NFL tight end, Leonard Stephens, who is currently the CEO of Perfect Performance, an elite sports institute dedicated to developing athletes for top level competitive play.  During the show, Stephens breaks down sports performing training methods such as stretching, strength training and speed and agility techniques that properly prepare athletes physically and mentally to minimize injuries and allow their bodies to withstand the long competitive season.