The Power of Mental Toughness with Coach A.T. Barnes

In today’s episode, we’re sitting down with coach A.T. Barnes, a local legend in Cartersville, to explore the concept of mental toughness. After an incredible football career at Georgia Tech, A.T. has channeled his passion for athletics into training and mentoring athletes of all ages and skill levels. He’s here to share his story and how mental toughness helped him excel as an athlete, and later as a coach and dad.

Join us as A.T. shares his approach to balancing work and family life, and how he works to instill the values of hard work and perseverance in his children. The episode also covers A.T.’s involvement in the ASAP Expo, a collaboration with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to bridge the gap for student-athletes in Bartow County. This initiative aims to empower the youth with the tools and support they need to excel both on and off the field.

Whether you're a parent, coach, or athlete seeking inspiration, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro

1:01 –A.T.’s athletic and coaching career

6:49 – A.T.’s approach to training

9:39 – Mental toughness as a dad

12:24 – How A.T. is instilling mental toughness in his children

19:27 – The ASAP expo for students in Bartow County