noun: podcast; plural noun: podcasts


a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.


Audio blogging has been around since the 1980s, but “podcasting” in its current terminology and form took off when iTunes added a section for podcasts in 2005. Since then, podcasts have been a favorite way to supplement what we read and what we watch. Text and visual content still reign supreme, but consuming a podcast during a commute or during Saturday afternoon downtime is a great way to stay informed and updated.


We at NeXT wanted to take advantage of this powerful medium and provide a platform to connect Central Ohio coaches with the community at large.


The NeXT podcast will be a routinely produce 30-minute podcasts. The podcasts will consist of interviews with local high school and college coaches – and players – where they share their stories on life and leadership. Some of reoccurring questions asked of participants will explore the value of a strong work ethic, the importance of setting personal goals and how to find the strength to persevere. The intended audience is NeXT participants, their parents and the Central Ohio community.


In the end, NeXT wants to provide a voice for all coaches in Central Ohio to share their beliefs and philosophies on youth sports and life in general. We at NeXT believe the more we know someone the greater potential we have to create a more meaningful dialogue with that persons, as well as, develop and cultivate a deeper relationship.


STATUS: The NeXT podcast will release its first season in July 2021.