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Are the Xs and Os Really That Important? with Steve Axtell, Cortland University Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Former Collegiate Goalkeeper

In Episode 111, Steven Axtell, Head Coach of Cortland University Men’s Soccer, former Cortland goalkeeper, husband, and father, talks with Phil and Paul about lessons learned from his playing and coaching career, leadership lessons gleaned from his...

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Are the Xs and Os Really That Important? with Steve Axtell, Cortland University Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Former Collegiate Goalkeeper

Jan. 26, 2023

In Episode 111, Steven Axtell, Head Coach of Cortland University Men’s Soccer, former Cortland goalkeeper, husband, and father, talks with Phil and Paul about lessons learned from his playing and coaching career, leadership …

Guest: Steve Axtell
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Winning AND Learning with Keri Sanchez, Colorado College Head Coach and Former USWNT, UNC, and Professional Player

Jan. 12, 2023

In Episode 110, Keri Sanchez, Head Coach of Colorado College Women’s Soccer, former Head Coach at Illinois Wesleyan and Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps, former assistant at UT-Austin and University of Oregon, US Soccer…

Guest: Keri Sanchez
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World Cup Review, 2022 Highlights, and Season 7 Post-Match Show

Dec. 29, 2022

In Episode 109, Paul and Phil cover their favorite moments from the second half of Season 7, their highlights from the incredible guests we’ve had on HSEL throughout 2022, their top 2022 recommendations, and a review of the …

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Improving Your Normal with Paul McVeigh, Performance Psychologist and Former Premier League and Int’l Footballer

Dec. 15, 2022

In Episode 108, Paul McVeigh, Performance and Sports Psychologist, Author of The Stupid Footballer is Dead, and former footballer with Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, and Northern Ireland, talks with Phil and Paul about gre…

Guest: Paul McVeigh
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Overcoming Injuries with Mike Buchanan, Author and Athletes in Action Missionary

Dec. 1, 2022

In Episode 107, Mike Buchanan, Athletes in Action missionary for over 30 years in various positions, Author of More Than That: Biblical Principles for Dealing With Athletic Injuries, and Husband and Father, talks with Phil a…

Guest: Mike Buchanan
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World Cup '22 Preview

Nov. 17, 2022

In Episode 106, Paul and Phil talk about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, covering the FIFA corruption leading up to the Cup, the new documentary, “FIFA Uncovered,” which is rocking the world of football, predictions about w…

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Phil Darke

husband, dad, author, podcast host, president of Providence World, recovering attorney, connector, catalyst, collaborator, coach, Man Utd supporter, facilitator of flourishing

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Paul Jobson

husband, dad, former head coach of Baylor Women's Soccer (sic 'em), co-founder of Warrior Way Soccer, former collegiate footballer