Kevin Ward is the head wrestling coach at Army West Point.
Joe De Sena and his family visited the wrestling room at West Point to learn from the ultimate role models in mental and physical toughness. Kevin Ward, head wrestling coach, explains what it takes to build and maintain the culture of a team, whether that is a wrestling team, a family or a business. Motivation, says Kevin, is a byproduct of being passionate, and discipline is true freedom. Invite rigor and the right folks into your daily routine and you may revell in the results! LESSONS Finish what you start Work hard Be 100% dedicated to the team Culture is defined by the worst behavior you accept Discipline is freedom Understand your expectations Hold yourself to a high standard Be devoted to what your doing Create your passion LINKS TIME STAMPS 0:00 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner introduce this weeks episode 1:15 Interview starts in the toughest room in the country 3:00 Growing up wrestling 4:45 Finishing everything you start 6:00 Importance of kids having a work ethic 7:30 Working with the best at West Point 9:00 Giving 100% to be on the team 9:45 Nurturing culture of the team 11:00 Teaching them how to think 12:15 Discipline is freedom 13:15 Expectations, standards and devotion 14:15 What do you praise, what do you punish? 14:45 Creating your passion 15:45 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner discuss what they learned from Coach Ward   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play: FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, “Dr.” Johnny Waite and Guest Host Anders Varner- Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan
Chad Dennis returns with Episode 23 of The MatBoss Podcast with Army West Point head coach Kevin Ward. Coach Ward's a Tennessee native who worked through his college career at Oklahoma State before getting into college coaching at Division II Ouachita Baptist in Arkansas. He's now currently the head coach at the Division I level About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, MatBoss for iPad® integrates wrestling stats directly into the video you record for each match, completely replacing the need for labor-intensive pencil and paper scoring systems. It's the wrestling stats app our sport has been waiting for. Focus on coaching, not busy work Improve through video analysis Make data an advantage Eliminate scoring errors Increase exposure Become a digital coach For more information, visit SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW TO THE SHOW @MatBossApp | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.
In the latest episode of Wrestlers Getting Coffee and Telling Stories w/ Marcus Hoehn, Marcus heads to Edwardsville, IL once again, but this time to sit down with Army Head Coach Kevin Ward. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
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West Point, NY, USA
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3 hours, 24 minutes