Beneath The Armor

Beneath The Armor

9 Episodes

Welcome to "Beneath the Armor," a captivating new original series by SPKN. Join former NFL Tight-End, Asante Cleveland, and Clinical Sport Psychologist, Dr. Trevor Cote, as they delve into the world of athlete wellbeing, and the part athlete identity and transitions play in enhanced performance.

In this must-watch show, Asante and Trevor sit down with college and professional top performers, providing a platform for them to share their remarkable stories and experiences. From triumphs to trials, these individuals open up about the transformative moments that have shaped their careers and lives.

But "Beneath the Armor" goes beyond storytelling. Asante and Dr. Cote leverage these experiences as invaluable learning opportunities, offering insights that can empower the next generation of coaches and athletes. By exploring the intricate connection between mental health and optimal performance, they shed light on a crucial aspect of athlete development.

Discover how prioritizing mental well-being can be the key to gaining that competitive edge. Join them for eye-opening interviews and valuable lessons on "Beneath the Armor," exclusively on Unlock the true potential of athletes by understanding the vital role of their mental and emotional health.

Don't miss out on these captivating episodes packed with powerful insights. Tune in to "Beneath the Armor" on today, and be part of the conversation shaping the future of sports and performance. Together, we can build a thriving community of well-balanced champions.

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Beneath The Armor
  • Beneath The Armor | Dr. Jen Welter

    Episode 9

    Dr. Jen Welter is a trailblazer in the world of sports, making history as the first female coach in the NFL. A former professional football player, she made her mark on the gridiron as a standout linebacker for the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League. Welter's groundbreaking coaching c...

  • Beneath the Armor | Kevin Greene

    Episode 8

    Kevin Greene, or KG, formerly graced the University of Southern California as a collegiate football player, celebrated for his relentless dedication and selflessness. Initially a defensive end, he later embraced the role of a tight end during his college years. Following his college career, Kevin...

  • Beneath The Armor | Joe Nedney

    Episode 7

    Joe Nedney is a former NFL placekicker who played for a number of teams throughout his 17-year career in the league. Nedney made over 80% of his kicks in his NFl career, including a career-long 56 yard field goal in 2005 as a part of a stellar season that earned him co-MVP honors on the team. Ned...

  • Beneath The Armor | Chris Waddell

    Episode 6

    Chris Waddell is a remarkable athlete and inspiration to many. Born in 1968, he excelled in skiing from a young age. After a tragic skiing accident in 1988, he became paralyzed from the waist down. Undeterred, Chris embraced adaptive sports and went on to become the most decorated male skier in P...

  • Beneath the Armor | Sara Doell

    Episode 5

    Sara Doell is the esteemed Head Women's Golf Coach at the University of San Francisco, renowned for her unwavering passion and dedication to the sport. With a profound understanding of golf's nuances and strategic brilliance, she has steered her team to unprecedented success. A former professiona...

  • Beneath The Armor | Tianna Madison

    Episode 4

    Tianna Madison is an Olympic Gold Medalist and a renowned American track and field athlete. She achieved global recognition in the long jump and sprinting events. With an illustrious career, Tianna clinched the gold medal in the women's 4x100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics. In addition ...

  • Beneath The Armor | Odessa Jenkins

    Episode 3

    Odessa Jenkins is the Founder and CEO of the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), and sought after executive leader. She also serves as the President of software company Emtrain. An in demand national speaker, Jenkins is also the founder of multiple nonprofits. Heralded as the winning Hea...

  • Beneath The Armor | JP Arencibia

    Episode 2

    A transition out of sport, regardless of the level of competition, challenges the identity of an athlete. A significant level of attention, time, and money is spent on the athlete while competing, while little is allocated toward the athlete post their sport career. This makes it seem the journey...

  • Introducing Beneath The Armor | Dr. Trevor Cote and Asante Cleveland

    Episode 1

    Asante Cleveland is a former NFL tight end who played for four different teams over the course of his career. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and also played for the New England Patriots, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Denver Broncos. Cleveland was ...