The Sports Doctor, March 8, 2023
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Ian Goldberg and Mike Piha
Mike Piha, CEO/Co-founder HitCheck bringing personalized cognitive assessment of head trauma on sidelines of all sports returns along with Ian Goldberg, CEO/Founder of iSport360, the app that enhances all aspects of Youth Sports. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!
I am a New Jersey sports dad, youth coach and Founder of iSport360. There are 30MM sports parents in our country who are frustrated by the lack of player feedback from their kids’ coaches…which is especially upsetting when many are spending thousands of dollars a year on sports. I also know first hand that coaches don’t have the time or tools to let every parent know how their child is doing. So the problem is a huge expectation gap between parents and coaches that leads to hyper-stressed parents on the sidelines and arguments over who made the travel team, who gets the starting position and who gets more playing time.
To solve this problem, we recently launched our data-driven mobile app that allows coaches and parents to share goals, objective feedback and data throughout the season and especially at the dreaded tryout time. To do this, we worked with experts in each sport and the guidelines provided by national governing bodies to define skills in a sport-, age- and gender-specific way…..for the FIRST TIME EVER. Now our app, and our proprietary database of well-defined sports skills is helping teams share coach feedback, improve player development and increase parent engagement. So please give the app a try at www.iSport360.com and sign up for our informative, and frequently funny, sports-parenting newsletter "The Chaotic World of Youth Sports". https://isport360.com/
Mike Piha is the CEO and resident coach of HitCheck. Drawing on more than 20 years' experience as a successful entrepreneur and multi-million dollar business owner in Silicon Valley, Mike is an idea shaper, play caller and team motivator.
One of Mike's true life passions is coaching youth football. For more than 30 years, he's volunteered his time to coaching and inspiring young athletes, many of which have gone on to play college and professional football. As co-founder of the NorCal Youth Football league, he has brought the game to more than 7,000 youth and in 2010, Mike was inducted into the American Youth Football Hall of Fame.
When Mike's not building companies or volunteering on the field, you can find him racking up miles on his road bike, golfing with his two sons, enjoying the San Francisco city life or taking in a Giants game with his wife, Cheryl.
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The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.