Sideline Sisters

6 - Erika Vujnovich talks about the real sports mom of Westchester County

January 24, 2024 Jenny Cheifetz Season 1 Episode 6
6 - Erika Vujnovich talks about the real sports mom of Westchester County
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Sideline Sisters
6 - Erika Vujnovich talks about the real sports mom of Westchester County
Jan 24, 2024 Season 1 Episode 6
Jenny Cheifetz

Erika Vujnovich is a former Ivy League tennis player who is now raising two athletes of her own: a 16-year old nationally ranked tennis player and a 13-year old baseball player. She is a true sports enthusiast with a passion discussing sports parenting issues as well as the importance of introducing sports to children at a young age.

Erika's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Being a sports parent means juggling: finances (camps, clubs, private lessons, teams, sports psychologists, gear), work schedules, social schedules with friends, and spending quality time with family, knowing it will mean missing out on special occasions, because being there for big tournaments and games is important to the athlete's future.
  2. Being an athlete means sacrifice and a lingering feeling of, "Are we missing something," which leads to a lot of stress.
  3. Erika's best advice to new moms is to get kids involved in sports as soon as possible because of the many benefits:
    • discipline
    • teaches maturity
    • teaches how to deal with losses
    • teaches how to celebrate wins without being obnoxious about it
    • teaches confidence
    • teaches how to be healthy 
    • teaches mental toughness on the court and in the classroom
  4. In sports, there are winners and losers, and we must acknowledge that our children are going to lose.
  5. There is nothing like the feeling of connection for sports moms. (So please join Jentle Coaching for the first Facebook Live Sports Mom Connection Call on Tuesday, February 13, at 7pm ET) 
  6. Have fun.

Check out Kirsten Jones' #RaisingAthletes podcast and her new book, Raising Empowered Athletes. It is an incredible resource for parents of athletes and anyone who enjoys listening to podcasts about sports (which is you, if you're still here ;-)

Rick Wolff - the late sports psychologist and journalist at WFAN
obituary
The Sports Edge podcast

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a CONNECTION CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
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Sign up for Podcast like a Mother: Podcast Creation Course

**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.

Show Notes

Erika Vujnovich is a former Ivy League tennis player who is now raising two athletes of her own: a 16-year old nationally ranked tennis player and a 13-year old baseball player. She is a true sports enthusiast with a passion discussing sports parenting issues as well as the importance of introducing sports to children at a young age.

Erika's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Being a sports parent means juggling: finances (camps, clubs, private lessons, teams, sports psychologists, gear), work schedules, social schedules with friends, and spending quality time with family, knowing it will mean missing out on special occasions, because being there for big tournaments and games is important to the athlete's future.
  2. Being an athlete means sacrifice and a lingering feeling of, "Are we missing something," which leads to a lot of stress.
  3. Erika's best advice to new moms is to get kids involved in sports as soon as possible because of the many benefits:
    • discipline
    • teaches maturity
    • teaches how to deal with losses
    • teaches how to celebrate wins without being obnoxious about it
    • teaches confidence
    • teaches how to be healthy 
    • teaches mental toughness on the court and in the classroom
  4. In sports, there are winners and losers, and we must acknowledge that our children are going to lose.
  5. There is nothing like the feeling of connection for sports moms. (So please join Jentle Coaching for the first Facebook Live Sports Mom Connection Call on Tuesday, February 13, at 7pm ET) 
  6. Have fun.

Check out Kirsten Jones' #RaisingAthletes podcast and her new book, Raising Empowered Athletes. It is an incredible resource for parents of athletes and anyone who enjoys listening to podcasts about sports (which is you, if you're still here ;-)

Rick Wolff - the late sports psychologist and journalist at WFAN
obituary
The Sports Edge podcast

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a CONNECTION CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
Want to get Jenny's newsletter?
Download Jenny's FREE MEDITATION

Sign up for Podcast like a Mother: Podcast Creation Course

**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.