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Halftime Heroes: Lyndsey Fry

We were certain you would want to hear from Lyndsey Fry not just because she’s a former Harvard hockey player, Olympian, and sports broadcaster, but equally important because she has been a trailblazer for girls’ youth hockey.   In this interview with our CEO Ian Goldberg, Lyndsey shared her experiences playing ice hockey as a child, growing up an elite hockey player, and then working hard to provide young women more hockey opportunities than she had.

Lyndsey then discussed the challenges of coaching youth sports, including setting clear expectations and maintaining a positive environment. Ian and Lyndsey also discussed the challenges faced by youth hockey programs, including communication and consistency issues. 

Youth sports experiences, challenges, and parental involvement, plus women’s hockey, business ventures, and more.

  • Lyndsey Fry is an Olympian, businesswoman, philanthropist, and hockey coach.
  • She runs the Arizona Kachinas girls hockey program, broadcasts with the Arizona Coyotes, and spends time with her family.
  • Lyndsey’s parents were very involved in their hockey experience, with the father serving as president of the hockey organization and the mother being a team manager.
  • Lyndsey switched to girls’ hockey to get recruited, but it required frequent travel and alternate parental care, leading to sacrifices in terms of time, money, and traditional high school experiences.
  • Lyndsey discusses the importance of coaching youth sports, particularly in addressing the shortage of female coaches.
  • Lyndsey discusses the challenges of managing emotions and communication in youth sports, particularly among parents.

About iSport360:

iSport360 is a revolutionary youth sports technology platform that is changing the culture of youth sports.  For over 3.5M young athletes, coaches, parents, and sports organizers, our platform is providing all the tools, best practices, and content to make it a great sports season.   From our player development app for coaches and athletes to our sports parenting newsletter and helpful eBooks for sports organizers, we help all stakeholders collaborate so their players can develop athletic skills and life skills. That’s why we have been endorsed and recognized by the biggest organizations in youth sports.

Learn more or request a demo of our youth sports software that is helping teams improve communication, organization and player development.

June 21, 2024

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