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WOC #7: Destination Unstoppable, The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind with Author Maureen Monte

source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-7-destination-unstoppable-maureen-monte/ Maureen Monte is the author of the incredible book Destination Unstoppable: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind, one of our favorite books of 2016. She was also a participant in our first ever Way of Champions Conference in 2016, and will be joining us again in Princeton NJ June 2-4 for our…
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WOC Podcast #6: USOC Coaching Education Director Chris Snyder

Source: http://changingthegameproject.com/woc-podcast-6-usoc-coaching-education-director-chris-snyder/ It is not often you get the opportunity to speak to a coach that has the task of supporting and assisting some of the best coaches in the world, across a multitude of sports, but that is what Chris Snyder does. Chris is the Director for Coaching Education in the Sports Performance Division…
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Lionel Messi and the Will to Compete

source: http://changingthegameproject.com Lionel Messi lay battered on the turf. As he raised his head from the grass, he spit out a mouthful of blood and a tooth. He’d just taken an elbow to the face, one of many kicks, elbows, and bruises he would endure that day. Soon after another player was given a red…
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Definitions of Bullying and Harassment

Source: redcross.ca – http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/violence–bullying-and-abuse-prevention/educators/bullying-and-harassment-prevention/definitions-of-bullying-and-harassment What is bullying? Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. The different types of bullying Physical bullying: using physical force or aggression against another person (e.g., hitting) Verbal bullying: using words to verbally attack…
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The Talent That Whispers

source: http://changingthegameproject.com   The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good,…
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Podcast #4: David Epstein, The Sports Gene, and the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Perfromance

Source: http://changingthegameproject.com This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, John O’Sullivan gets to chat with David Epstein, author of the internationally best-selling book The Sports Gene: The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and one of our FAVORITE all-time books. The book is a top 10 New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a best non-fiction book of…
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Episode #1-3 of the Way of Champions Podcast with 36x NCAA Champion Dr. Jerry Lynch, EPL Sport Psych Dan Abrahams, and Coach Lisa Cole

Source: http://changingthegameproject.com Today marks a huge day in the evolution of the Changing the Game Project, as we launch the first three episodes of our brand new endeavor, the Way of Champions Podcast (click here to subscribe)! Our goal is to give parents, coaches, youth sports administrators, and athletes access to the top minds in…
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Facts on Bullying and Harassment

source: redcross – http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/violence–bullying-and-abuse-prevention/educators/bullying-and-harassment-prevention/facts-on-bullying-and-harassment Bullying, cyberbullying and harassment jeopardize learning Canadian teachers ranked cyberbullying as their issue of highest concern out of six listed options—89 per cent said bullying and violence are serious problems in our public schools.1 Victims of harassment report a loss of interest in school activities, more absenteeism, lower-quality schoolwork, lower grades,…
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/time-end-sideline-sportsanity/ by John O’Sullivan  As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds…
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Is Your Child’s Youth Sports Experience Transactional or Transformational?

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/youth-sports-club-transactional-transformational/ by John O’Sullivan   Back in January 2017 I moderated a panel at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention on “Reimagining Youth Development in the United States.” An audience member asked us very interesting question. He spoke about how families were always jumping ship to the…
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