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The Grit Factor: Unleashing Perseverance in Life and Sports (Britt Lee)

Mar 21, 2024

In today’s episode, we explore the vital elements of success with Britt Lee, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Athlete. During this podcast, we talk about what it means to have grit, how to understand the "why" of those you lead, and how to align goals to foster effective coaching and leadership. Join us on this exciting new episode of the Dugout CEO!


  • Youth Sports Culture: This conversation discusses the challenges and pitfalls of the current youth sports culture. Highlighting issues such as excessive competitiveness, early specialization, and the financial burden on families.
  • Parental Expectations and Unfulfilled Dreams: We discuss the importance of parents recognizing and managing their tendency to project their unfulfilled dreams onto their children. This topic explores the impact of parental expectations on young athletes.
  • Passion Discovery: A key theme is encouraging children to discover and pursue their passions. We stress the importance of avoiding the imposition of parental desires and allowing children to explore various interests, whether in sports, academics, or other areas.
  • Balancing Parental Desires with Children's Interests: The conversation delves into the challenges parents face when their desires for their children's interests clash with the child’s actual preferences. It underscores the importance of being supportive regardless of the chosen path.
  • Pure Athlete's Approach - Five Pillars: Pure Athlete's approach, centered around five pillars (vision, grit, skill, belief, and character), is a key topic. These pillars encompass the organization's mission to promote balanced and holistic development for young athletes, focusing on athletic and life skills.

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