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WOC #19 Sam Walker, Best Selling Author of The Captain Class, The counterintuitive leadership qualities of the men and women who led the greatest teams of all time.

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-19-sam-walker-best-selling-author-captain-class/ What do the Collingwood Magpies, the New Zealand All Blacks, Barcelona Football Club and the New York Yankees have in common? They’re all members of author Sam Walker’s list of the 16 greatest sports teams ever. It’s not the talent, the coach, or the strategy that made these teams great – it was…
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Changing the Game Project: Looking for Answers? FREE Booklet With Links to Our Most Popular Articles for Parents, Coaches, Athletes and Youth Sports Organizations

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/looking-answers-comprehensive-booklet-popular-articles-parents-coaches-athletes-youth-sports-organizations/   Here at Changing the Game Project, every week we get a call or email that says “remember that article you wrote about…? We want to use it in our newsletter and we can’t find it. What was it called?” Well, after four years of publishing thousands of words a month, we have…
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports?

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/will-know-change/   “My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this…
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WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-15-julie-foudy-two-time-world-cup-champion-espn-analyst-choosing-matter/   ulie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as the co-captain from 1991–2000. In 1997, she…
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WOC #11 Jon Gordon, Best Selling Author and Leadership Expert, on The Power of Positivity

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-11-jon-gordon-best-selling-author-leadership-expert-power-positivity/   Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 17 books including 5 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter,…
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WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-13-nicole-lavoi-co-director-of-the-tucker-center-for-research-on-girls-and-women-in-sport/   Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the…
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A Case for Nurture Over Nature

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/nurture-over-nature/   “Your daughter is so beautiful.” The kind woman said, smiling at my 18-year-old daughter. “Thanks, she got her mother’s looks.” I said reflexively. Then I cringed. That’s my “go to response”. Anytime I receive a compliment on my daughter’s looks, I immediately reply about her genetic connection to her mother. She did…
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WOC #10 Angela Hucles, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Talks About Leaving Space for Introverts to Lead

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/angela-hucles-2x-olympic-gold-medalist-talks-about-leaving-space-for-introverts-to-lead/   Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport Leadership, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. After her retirement from professional soccer, Angela was a sports broadcaster…
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WOC #8 Catch Them Being Good with Olympic and World Cup Champion Coach Tony DiCicco

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-8-catch-good-olympic-world-cup-champion-coach-tony-dicicco/   Tony DiCicco is the former Head Coach of the US Women’s National and Olympic Soccer Teams, as well as the US U20 Women’s National Team.  He coached the US National Team to their famous victory in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship, the largest women’s sporting event in history. In 1996,…
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports?

Source: http://changingthegameproject.com/can-shift-paradigm-youth-sports/ I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth…
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