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The Way of the Champion

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/the-way-of-the-champion/ by John O’Sullivan All-American. World-champion. Greatest shooter on the planet. Most Valuable Player…twice. Yes, I am talking about Steph Curry, the all-world guard for the Golden State Warriors. These are the things we all say about him – we all know about him – when the lights are…
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An Open Letter from the Back Seat

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/an-open-letter-from-the-back-seat/ by John O’Sullivan   Dear Mom and Dad I wanted to start this letter by saying I love you, and I know you mean well. I appreciate all the time and energy you put into taking me to my games and practices, and I know you sacrifice a…
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The Unspoken Problem in Sports

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/sports-unspoken-problem/ by John O’Sullivan   (This week’s blog was written by Alecko Eskandarian (@alecko11), former US National Team player and current Assistant Coach of the NY Cosmos of the NASL. This article originally appeared 11/18/16 on the Players Tribune and they have graciously granted us permission to reprint it.…
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Why Kids Play Sports

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/kids-play-sports/ by John O’Sullivan   “What do you think is going to change in the next ten years?” That is a question that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets all the time. He thinks that is an interesting question, but not the best one people could ask. “I almost never…
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Why Kids Quit Sports

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/why-kids-quit-sports/ by John O’Sullivan   “I just can’t take it anymore coach,” a talented but underperforming player named Kate told me a few years back. “I think I am done playing.” My mind went through all the reasons this might be happening: burnout, other interests, team dynamics, I was…
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How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports (And How We Can Fix It)

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/how-adults-take-the-joy-out-of-sports/ by John O’Sullivan   We have all seen it. I was recently watching a 12-year-old boys soccer game, and I saw it again. Like a deer in the headlights, the left defender on the blue team was seemingly stranded on the field and unsure where to go or…
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The Accountability Problem in Youth Sports

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/accountability-problem-youth-sports/ by John O’Sullivan “Thanks so much for your talk the other day,” wrote a coach from Calgary, Alberta to us recently. “It was so refreshing to hear that message, especially in light of the news I returned home to.” “My friend spent the weekend coaching his son at…
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Coaches, Stop ‘Dealing with Parents’ and Start Engaging Them!

Source: Changing the game project – Coaches, Stop ‘Dealing with Parents’ and Start Engaging Them!   (This article was written by Nate Sanderson and originally appeared on Breakthrough Basketball. Nate is a great friend of Changing The Game Project and coach of the Iowa State Champion Springville Girls Basketball Team.  We highly encourage every coach…
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3 Ways Coaches Can Inspire Their Athletes

Source: Changing the game project – http://changingthegameproject.com/3-ways-coaches-can-inspire-athletes/ by John O’Sullivan   A few nights ago I went to a graduation. Not a high school or a college graduation, but one far smaller, and far more personal. In fact, there were only seven kids, one of which was my 9-year-old son TJ. He and six others…
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3 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear

Source: Changing the game project –http://changingthegameproject.com/i-love-watching-you-play/ By James Leath “STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE!” yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching. Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled…
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