(from John O’sullivan at Changing the Game Project) The perfectionist athlete. This is an athlete who has attached his identity to his achievements, or lack thereof. And being perfection focused instead of process oriented can be the downfall of many a young athlete. Sadly, perfectionism is on the rise according to recent studies, and nearing…… Continue reading THE PERFECTIONIST ATHLETE
Extracted from John O’Sullivan’s blog: http://www.changingthegameproject.com She asked me “when do kids shift from having fun to being competitive in youth sports?” We get this question a lot, from parents of children 8-18. Our answer: They don’t! Fun and Competition are NOT mutually exclusive. Youth Sports should be both! How adults define fun is not how children…… Continue reading FUN V COMPETITION
In football, it is common to find yourself or your team under the pump, facing challenges and losing the plot, right in the middle of a game. With so much activity and noise distracting you, feeding your thoughts and competing for your attention, staying focused and confident is imperative. This is true for a coach,…… Continue reading FOCUS & CONFIDENCE
DOES THIS SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN FIRST? This simple question should be asked by everyone in sports, over and over. It is the box that should be ticked whenever a decision is made, or a program is implemented. It is the question that should be asked by every parent or coach as he…… Continue reading KIDS FIRST?
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One of my passions is helping coaches (& parents) focus on the person before the player. This can be a balancing act at times because we all want great results for our clubs, teams and players. The challenge is to ensure that our club and team culture is not driven by results, over relationships. This…… Continue reading PERSON V PLAYER
DON’T MISS OUT: limited places left with one of the world’s foremost leaders in the area of children’s and youth sport, John O’Sullivan. John O’Sullivan, of the Changing the Game Project, spent two decades as a footballer and coach at youth, high school, college and professional level. He is the author of the #1 bestselling…… Continue reading CHANGING THE GAME