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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 220

The Power of Youth Sports

with guest Denny Duron

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | December 2, 2023 | 37:25 min.

If your kids play sports, there are some fundamental values and life lessons they can gain from them. This week Coach Denny Duron joins Dr. Meg Meeker to share his unique journey in sports and the profound impact of instilling values, teaching life lessons, and fostering personal growth in youth sports. He emphasizes that success in sports goes beyond winning on the field and highlights the importance of creating a supportive environment for children to thrive. Learn more about Coach Denny Duron’s story on Amazon Freevee here: Amazon freevee God, Family, Football Docuseries

Today's Guest(s)


Denny Duron

Dennis  Duron Is a pastor and former American football player and active coach.  He played quarterback for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team from 1970 to 1973, helping them win the 1973 Division II National Championships.

Duron later served as the head football coach at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, from 1977 to 1982, and again from 2020-present. He is currently the chancellor at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is featured in the 2023 television documentary series God. Family. Football



Denny Duron, a football coach, pastor, leadership coach, and speaker, is the guest on this episode of Parenting Great Kids. With his involvement in Meeker Parenting, a nonprofit organization with diverse outreach programs, Denny has a wealth of experience in instilling values in youth sports. His story and the Evangel Christian Academy’s football program are the subjects of the Docuseries God Family Football. Denny’s background in film, music, and innovation has earned him awards and patents, adding credibility to his insights on the topic. In this episode, he joins Dr. Meg Meeker to discuss the importance of instilling values in youth sports and how it contributes to character development and personal growth in children. Prepare to gain valuable knowledge and practical tips from Denny’s expertise in this field.

Whether it’s teamwork, perseverance, or sportsmanship, the skills learned on the playing field extend far beyond the game itself. It’s not just about winning or losing, but about instilling strong values and helping them become well-rounded individuals. Discover how youth sports can be a catalyst for personal growth and character development.

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  • Develop character and personal growth in children through youth sports.
  • Foster a supportive environment for character development in youth sports.
  • Prioritize values and faith in parenting by emphasizing the importance of youth sports in personal growth.
  • Instill strong values in children through their involvement in youth sports.



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