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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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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 #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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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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MRU Soccer Summer Camp

Source: CMSA JULY 17 – 21, 2017 BOYS & GIRLS AGES 10 – 16 MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY FIELDS CLICK HERE to view the camp flyer and schedule.

Net safety reminder

source: CMSA Please remember to anchor goals and do not hang on or swing from the nets. Injuries are completely preventable if clubs, coaches, parents and players work together to ensure that goalposts are anchored to the ground and that at no time do individuals swing or hang from the nets. A Global News story…
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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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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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