Football Manitoba presents:

The H.U.M.A.N Podcast Series

A Series for Coaches, Players and Parents

“Whether you’re a Grey Cup champ, a U SPORTS star, or just starting your football career, we are all unapologetically HUMAN. We experience loss, happiness, struggle and we grow from these experiences. The HUMAN podcast takes a deeper look at the person underneath the helmet, showing that at our core, we’re all in this together”. 

     H – Healthy mind
     U – Understanding your potential 
     M – Maintaining optimism 
     A – Appreciating the NOW 
     N – Navigating adversity 

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Each episode in this series includes:

    • Podcast (an interview with a member of the MB football Community)
    • Hot Reads (a document for players to help them learn from the podcast guest)
    • Go Route (for coaches so they can work on these areas with their team)
    • Deep Dive (where one concept is explored in a bit more detail.  Ready to be used with your team).

How to use this with your team?

    1. Listen to a podcast
    2. Take some notes and get your athletes to do the same
    3. Check out the Go Route and see if there are any ideas in there on things to discuss with your team
    4. Get together on a zoom call and talk about key takeaways and whether they have had any similar experiences
    5. Assign them the Hot Reads as homework
    6. Check out the deep dive.  Consider doing this with your team

The topics were selected carefully with the global pandemic in mind.  These were topics that Football MB felt would be beneficial for their community.
Choose a topic that you feel is a good fit for your team.  Use this series as a component of your zoom video sessions.

Want more resources?
Check out our website heroesinourmidst.ca
Or on twitter or Instagram @heroesmidst

 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA (PDF) Download

Episode 1 – Andrew Harris

EMBRACE YOUR HUMANITY                                                     
Listen to the podcast HERE

Features Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below

GO ROUTES                                                    

  • Freedom to Fail
  • Keep the Door Open

HOT READS

  • Embrace Stress
  • Loss makes you better
  • Find your inspiration

DEEP DIVE

  • Finding your why

Episode 2 – Jeffrey Bannon & Sean Oleksewycz

MAKING THE MOST OF NOW / LIVING IN THE PRESENT  
Listen to the podcast HERE

Features WHSFL commissioner Jeffrey Bannon and Manitoba Bisons defensive backs
coach Sean Oleksewycz.  They discussed making the most of now, both on and off the field.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below.

GO ROUTES

  • Getting better no matter what
  • Check your ego to evolve

HOT READS

  • Can’t control what you can’t control
  • Evolve as a player
  • Appreciate the gift of sport

DEEP DIVE

  • Time is now

Episode 3 – Des Catellier & AK Gassama

RESILIENCY                              
Listen to the podcast HERE

Features Manitoba Bisons football players AK Gassama and Des Catellier.
They discussed resiliency and making the most of your time.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below.   

GO ROUTES

  • The power of reflection
  • Goal setting with your athlete
  • The impact of mentorship and role models

HOT READS

  • Choose Growth
  • The power of reflection
  • Setting goals

DEEP DIVE

  • Goalsetting

Episode 4 – Eric Vincent

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR RESOURCES

Listen to the podcast HERE

In episode four of the HUMAN podcast, Sturgeon Heights teacher and coach Eric Vincent
discussed making the most of your resources.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below.

GO ROUTES

  • Apply sport mentality to learning
  • Find your resources

HOT READS

  • Utilize the resources around you
  • Find your contributions
  • Find your learning person

DEEP DIVE

  • Embrace a growth mindset

Episode 5 – Riley Harrison

BUILD YOUR BRAND

Listen to the podcast here

In episode five of the HUMAN podcast, former Manitoba Bisons receiver Riley Harrison
discussed building your brand.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below.

GO ROUTES

  • Teaching the skills
  • There is growth in every phase
  • Importance of culture

HOT READS

  • Be your own best coach
  • Commit without regret
  • Dare to be courageous

DEEP DIVE

  • Reframing

Episode 6 – Ryan Karhut

OUTREACH     
Listen to the podcast here

In episode 6 of the HUMAN podcast Coach Karhut discusses why coaches should
understand the value of knowing the athletes, off the field as well as on.
You can review the educational resources by clicking the links below.

GO ROUTES

  • Creating a bond
  • Know how your actions impact your athletes
  • It’s all about progression

HOT READS

  • Care about one another
  • Start with the basics – then continue to grow
  • Make the most of your teammates

DEEP DIVES

  • Creating connection