Getting to know the leaders in youth sports and what drives them each and every day. Along with some recommendations for your next book, TV show, or podcast. Want to be highlighted here? Tell us a little about yourself—we’re always looking for great people to highlight every month!
Let's get to know Jennifer Royer from the United States Anti-Doping Agency
1. Industry trends I follow
Olympic & Paralymic sport and mental health
2. What are you currently reading?
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line, by Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder
3. What are you currently binging on?
Hemingway by Ken Burns on PBS
4. What are you listening to?
The Obstacle is the Way on Audio Books
5. What is your go-to leadership quote?
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim is fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves" - Lao Tzu
6. What is your favorite sports memory?
My favorite personal sports memory was the State Track meet during my senior year in high school. Knowing all the work and energy invested with an amazing group of girls to reach our goals. That said, I would argue that every time I get to see one of my sons practice and play any sport they've chosen beats that hands down. It's such a meaningful feeling to know they have the chance to be active, make great friends, and learn how to be a better person through their experience in sport!
7. Favorite athlete of all time and why?
Babe Didrikson - what a pioneer and such an inspiration for athletes everywhere to pursue their talents despite any obstacles in your path