- Would you allow a trouble childhood to break you or strengthen you?
- Charlie Chandler learned motivation, discipline, and determination from sports — and now teaches those skills to young people.
- Improving character helps athletes achieve excellence on and off the field..
- Chandler prepares young athletes for “the game of life” by developing the four Cs: character, commitment, champions, and change.
- The role of fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention in sports training.
- And much more . . .
From a childhood filled with poverty and racial tensions, Charlie Chandler grew into a “gentle giant” — a football coach who instilled quality characteristics in young athletes. As the owner of C4 Explosive Sports Training, Chandler now transforms young lives through education and movement training while developing the four Cs: character, commitment, champions, and change. In this episode, Chandler discusses how he instills character through athletic training, and he offers advice to parents looking for someone to train their kids to play collegiate sports.
[0:00] Ryan Sloper welcomes Charlie Chandler from C4 Explosive Sports Training to the podcast.
[0:40] Chandler talks about his background: growing up in Mississippi with racial tensions and poverty.
[2:30] The roots of Chandler’s gentle strength that helps him instill quality characteristics in others.
[5:20] Spiritual strength and role models gave Chandler focus and determination.
[6:30] Chandler found motivation, discipline, and spark from sports.
[10:30] College football tryouts taught him: “Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t.”
[14:00] From Jersey Mike’s Subs to coaching high school football.
[16:30] Inspiring stories from Chandler’s years as a head coach.
[18:20] Chandler put aside football to devote more time to his children.
[19:30] C4 Explosive Sports Training prepares young athletes for the game of life by developing the four Cs: character, commitment, champions, and change.
[22:00] Chandler discusses the flawed character of some professional athletes, and the strong character he hopes to instill in young people.
[23:30] How does Chandler instill character through sports training?
[25:20] Educating people about health, nutrition, and fitness.
[28:30] Advice for parents looking to train their son or daughter to play collegiate sports.
[32:00] Educating kids about fitness, nutrition, and guarding the body against injuries.