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25 Years of Winning

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“If everyone played baseball like Cumberland Americans, this would be the greatest game.”


With those words and the rest of his five-minute speech after losing at the Little League World Series, Dave Belisle entered the hearts of sports fans, parents, coaches, and kids everywhere. 


In this episode of the On the Whistle podcast, I talked with Dave Belisle, best known for that ESPN moment at a Little League World Series that went viral. Millions and millions of people watched this video.


We discussed:

  • Dave’s dad, a legendary youth hockey coach who won 26 consecutive state titles
  • Advice to parents about how to interact with coaches in youth sports
  • The story behind Dave’s viral speech to his team 
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