The Sports Doctor, 25/11/2020
The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil
Guests, Ian Goldberg and Mary Leonard
Ian Goldberg, Founder and CEO of iSport360, the app that has been keeping youth sports teams connected, active and strong through the pandemic returns along with Mary Leonard, President of NY’s US Athletic Training Center, former dancer and personal trainer. Then, it's 'The Sports Doctor's In' with your questions and 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/
Mary Leonard is the co-owner of U.S. Athletic Training Center. She is Director of Marketing and Patient Care at Gary Guerriero P.T., P.C. Before opening U.S.A.T.C., Mary was a professional theater dancer and performer appearing on multiple television shows and performing on Broadway. She has choreographed in many mediums ranging from television to stage. She was named one of the "55 Best Trainers in America" by Vogue magazine. She is a published exercise author and has been featured in national publications, including Vogue, New York Times, Daily News, Glamour, Men's Journal, W, American Health, Bazaar, New York Magazine, Ski, Dancer Magazine, Self, The Red Bulletin, Shape, Fitness Magazine and in Good Housekeeping presented by L'Oréal 50 Inspiring Women Over 50.
She taught dance for the American Dance Machine and Marymount Manhattan College. Mary was also the head of the weight training program and taught fitness aerobics and swimming at Barnard College. She holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University. Mary still trains select clients, usually in the performing arts.
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.