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Happy New Year! We hope you had an amazing holiday and we are stoked to kick off the 2018 podcast season with an amazing guest who brings a nearly unmatched energy to every conversation. Former Olympian turned High-Performance coach and Nike Master Trainer, Martin Reader was kind enough to sit down with us and share his incredible story. A kid from Comox, who lived in Brazil for a chance to play in London and wear the red maple leaf. Martin has transitioned from professional athlete to coach and public speaker and has now turned his passion into youth sport and development. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Please rate and review!

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Show Notes

Who is Martin Reader?

Winning the genetic lottery – Professional Athlete Parents

Growing up in the Comox Valley – Recreational Capital of the World

Specializing in volleyball – The Canadian Volleyball Culture

Lessons from Brazil

Calibrating for Optimal – Martin’s insane Olympic journey

Who shit’s their pants the least – Walking out to the opening ceremonies

Giving yourself permission to belong

What do you do after the Olympics? Strive Life Athletics

Martin’s Training Philosophy – The Triple I

Transitioning into Speaking – Dependable Downtown

Youth Sport – The Off Ball Athlete

Participation Awards – Life is not a 1:1 Ratio

You have to actively choose to participate in life

Starting the message at home – The Role of Parents

The risk of our Online World for Youth Athletics

Championship Rounds


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Ryan Caicco

Julia Hamer

Vince Luciani


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