Setting A Standard. From Player To Coach. with Alex Aust
What's Next - Neil & Anthony
Guest - Alex Aust, Former National Champion in Lacrosse for the University of Maryland. Currently the Director at Finish Line Lacrosse, Professional Lacrosse Player for the Baltimore Ride, US Lacrosse National Team Member, Under Armour Professional Athlete, Camp Counselor at Elevate Lacrosse, Yoga Enthusiast, and Oreo Connoisseur.
Our second guest of Season 2, Alex Aust, is a well known figure in the lacrosse community at the youth, college, professional and national levels. If you haven't already done so, take a quick look above at her resume because she is no joke ladies and gentleman. It's almost like she was given more hours in the day and days in the week than the rest of us.
If you are an athlete looking to find a way to remain connected to the sport you play, this episode is a MUST LISTEN. Alex gives an in-depth look at what it takes to reach an elite level athletically as a player and then as a coach. Admittedly, she owes a great deal of her success to the sport she played, the mentors she has had and the support she continues to receive from her family on a daily basis. If you've listened to any of our interviews in the past you know that seems to be a reoccurring recipe for success so make sure you listen to how each of those ingredients has impacted Alex along her journey.
As you come to the end of the episode we would like you to ask yourself, "Have I ever eaten an Oreo". Most of you probably have and most of you are probably doing it wrong. Enter Alex.
0:12 - Introduction. What to listen for.
4:59 - Alex give us some valuable background information about herself.
7:17 - The stuck point. How to address the point in your life where it is time to decide which sport to commit your time to.
9:14 - It takes more than just talent. Here we get into the hours and sacrifices needed to reach an elite level of success in anything you do. How they are all investments in your future and the pivotal role that family support plays in the grand scheme of things.
"... To me those were my family vacations. Based around lacrosse and basketball tournaments"
12:48 - The best 4 years of her life. #GoTerps
15:41 - It ain't easy. Alex touches on the added stresses of getting through the academic side of college while trying to to be the best athlete possible.
17:30 - Networks and mentorships. That's what Maryland does. Alex talks about utilizing her resources and network to pursue and reach career aspirations
21:58 - The National Championship Season. What sets apart winning teams from others.
"I don't know where I would have ended up if I didn't play a sport"
26:33 - You win some, you lose some. The losses and the lessons learned from them.
"I've learned more about myself from that loss than anything else that has ever happened"
31: 38 - Business as usual. Here we get into some of the parallels Alex identifies between coaching or being a leader on a team and running a company.
43:24 - Probably the most important part of the interview. How to properly eat an Oreo.
44:43 - Wrapping it up. Alex discusses some of the resources she has come across that have helped her with life after playing lacrosse at Maryland.
"The sun is going to come up tomorrow and it's all going to be okay"
52:43 - Outro
Get in touch with Alex -
Finish Line Lacrosse: www.finishlinelacrossecamps.com