The Secret Strength of Climber Kai Lightner – Connie Lightner (His Mom)

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Protecting Kid Athletes – Uncensored Talk:

Get ready to take notes because Connie is about to share some invaluable insights about protecting young athletes in sports. As a coach, Connie takes her responsibility seriously and has developed unconventional methods to keep her team safe. In this exclusive interview, she reveals the good and bad sides of coaching, and what it takes to support your child’s athletic journey beyond financial contributions.

We all know that protecting our kids is a top priority, but sports safety is often overlooked. However, for Connie, as Kai’s coach, safety comes first. She believes being a coach is more than just guiding athletes through their sport; it’s about being a role model and safeguarding their well-being. This never-before-seen interview sheds light on the importance of keeping young athletes safe and what it takes to become an athlete.

Connie’s trailblazing methods will inspire you to take the right steps to protect your child physically and mentally. So, grab a pen and paper, and tune in to this enlightening conversation about the safety and well-being of young athletes. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a coach who truly cares about her athletes and has the knowledge and experience to guide them to success.

four different photos of climber Kai Lightner and Connie Lightner (His Mom)
  • Introducing Connie Lightner: The Backbone of Kai Support Systems 
    [00:00:00 – 00:02:05]
  • Behind the Camera: My Life Out of the Limelight 
    [00:02:06 – 00:06:05]
  • Raising Resilient Kids as an Expat: Sowing the Seeds of Strong Values
    [00:06:06 – 00:10:37]
  • The Sponsorship Miracle: How One Conversation Changed Everything
    [00:10:38 – 00:21:24]
  • Red Bull Sponsorship: A Tough Decision
    [00:21:25 – 00:30:00]
  • Parental Coaching vs Professional Coaching: Choosing the Right One
    [00:30:01 – 00:44:18]
  • The Critical Role of Parental Presence in Sports
    [00:44:18 – 00:55:16]
  • The Climbing Community: Inclusive, Supportive, and Growing
    [00:55:17 – 01:10:40]

Resources mentioned in this episode:

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  • The Movie 4C  [00:01:15 – 00:01:20]

14.c Film Featuring Teen Climber Kai Lightner and His Mom

  • King Richard Movie

The Secret Strength of Climber Kai Lightner – Connie Lightner (His Mom)

"the coach is the next closest thing to you when you have a kid with high aspirations in sports. so choosing the right one that cares about your kid and not just a result" A quote by Connie Lightner

Quotes

  • “Protecting our kids is our number one responsibility” – Connie
  • “When kids realize their friends are struggling because they can’t just call their parents, those options aren’t just there; they will start to appreciate you differently.” – Connie
  • “The coach is the next closest thing to you when you have a kid with high aspirations in sports. So choosing the right one that cares about your kid. And not just a result.” – Connie 
  • “It’s the parent’s job to look out for the kids and make sure they’re more well rounded than that no matter what sport it is, allow them to do it. But ensure your kids’ identity is not tied up in results.” – Connie
  • “It’s just our job to look after our kids because they don’t understand that you have a much more complete picture of your kid; than the doctors or anyone else would have.” – Connie

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