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Join Wesley Sykes, the managing editor of Coach & AD, Training & Conditioning, and Winning Hoops, as he talks with athletic administrators, coaches, athletic trainers about their jobs, their philosophies, current trends in athletic industries, and more!

Wesley Sykes is the managing editor of the Coach & AD, Training & Conditioning, and Winning Hoops brands. With more than a dozen years in sports journalism, Wesley earned his degree in communications from Hofstra University. His work has brought him inside NFL and NBA locker rooms, MLB and collegiate dugouts, and high school gymnasiums. Follow him on Twitter: @WesleySykes_, @coach_ad, @traincondition, & @winninghoops!

Matt Feld, Boston Herald freelance sports journalist with Matt Feld, Boston Herald freelance sports journalist Episode #13 — April 01, 2021

In Episode 13, Wesley is joined by Boston Herald freelance sports journalist Matt Feld, who helped break open the story regarding the Massachusetts high school football team using anti-Semitic language during on-field play calls.

The Rash of Recent Events Involving Race & Athletics Episode #12 — March 25, 2021

In Episode 12, managing sports editor Wesley Sykes discusses the rash of recent events around the high school and collegiate game that has caught his attention for the wrong reasons.

Special Jennings, Montverde Academy WBB head coach with Special Jennings, Montverde Academy WBB head coach Episode #11 — March 11, 2021

In Episode 11, Wesley is joined by Special Jennings, first-year head coach of the Montverde Academy girls' basketball team. She discusses the season as a whole, her coaching influences, her collegiate playing career, and what motivated her as a player.

Season 1 Recap Episode #10 — February 25, 2021

In Episode 10, Wesley Sykes takes a look back on the first nine episodes of Sideline Sessions and gives a teaser of what to expect moving forward.

Nick Friar, Former NCAA Division I Pitcher with Nick Friar, Former NCAA Division I Pitcher Episode #9 — February 11, 2021

In Episode 9, Wesley is joined by former NCAA Division I pitcher Nick Friar to discuss the finer points of pitching, training high school pitchers, the process of being scouted, the importance of body language, what to look for in choosing successful travel teams, and more.

Micah Kurtz, 2020 NHSSCA Florida Strength Coach of the Year with Micah Kurtz, 2020 NHSSCA Florida Strength Coach of the Year Episode #8 — January 28, 2021

In Episode 8, Wesley is joined by Micah Kurtz, 2020 NHSSCA Florida Strength Coach of the Year to discuss the importance of building a high school strength program.

Greg Winkler, Wisconsin HOF Soccer Coach with Greg Winkler, Wisconsin HOF Soccer Coach Episode #7 — January 21, 2021

In Episode 7 of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by Greg Winkler, Wisconsin HOF soccer coach and author of 'The Transformational Coach.' They discuss coaching during COVID, how to build a winning program, problematic parents, and dealing with referees.

A. Mark Williams, Ph.D., Sports Psychologist with A. Mark Williams, Ph.D., Sports Psychologist Episode #6 — December 31, 2020

In episode 6 of Sideline Sessions, Wesley Sykes is joined by A. Mark Williams, Ph.D., professor and chair, University of Utah's Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. 

Gunnar Peterson, LA Lakers Director of Strength & Endurance Training with Gunnar Peterson, LA Lakers Director of Strength & Endurance Training Episode #5 — December 17, 2020

In episode 5 of Sideline Sessions, Wesley Sykes is joined by Gunnar Peterson, Director of Strength & Endurance Training for the Los Angeles Lakers. They discuss the unusual NBA season and preparing the Lakers for a deep championship run, load management & sports specialization, and properly fueling the body for competition.

Amy Goodson, Sports Nutritionist & Dietician with Amy Goodson, Sports Nutritionist & Registered Dietician Episode #4 — December 02, 2020

In episode 4, Wesley Sykes is joined by Amy Goodson, sports nutritionist and registered dietician. She has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, TCU Athletics, PGA professionals, and weekend warriors alike!

Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies Player Development with Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies Player Development Episode #3 — November 17, 2020

In episode 3 of Sideline Sessions, Wesley Sykes is joined by Jerry Weinstein of the Colorado Rockies organization to discuss the 2020 MLB playoffs, developing players, catching techniques, the Cape Cod Baseball League and more!

NFHS executive director Dr. Karissa Niehoff with Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director Episode #2 — November 04, 2020

In episode 2 of Sideline Sessions, Wesley Sykes welcomes the NFHS executive director Dr. Karissa Niehoff to discuss the state of high school sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the NFHS, and the topic of transgender student-athletes at the high school level.