“He is the best speaker we’ve ever had. He used videos kids could relate to, I could relate to, and he made us laugh and cry at the same time. I thought he had great things to say to the kids. I loved it!” – Betsy F, 8th Grade Teacher
“Great Assembly for the kids! And great for the parents! I was able to bring some of my soccer friends with me and they all were able to take something from that meeting and have tried to change their behavior already. It was a great message to hear for parents. We also have been able to continue the conversation in the classroom. Great event!” – CS, Soccer Coach and Math Teacher
Parents/Coaches Seminar (60-90 mins): Building a “Player First” Environment in Youth Sports
Parents Workshop (60-90 mins): Developing a Champion's Mindset in your Athletes
Coaches Workshop (60 mins): Beyond X’s and O’s: Leadership Secrets of the World's Best Coaches
Coaches Workshop (60 mins): Developing a Culture of Champions
Coaches Workshop (90 minutes to 4 Hours): E Colors Workshop to Develop Self Awareness in Coaching
Board/Leadership Development (60 mins): Developing Excellence in Your Youth Sports Organization
Athletes/Students (30-60 mins): Developing a Champion's Mindset
Athletes/Students (60 mins): Leadership Workshop for Captains and Student-Athletes
Athlete/Team Development (90 minutes to 4 Hours): E Colors in Sports (Our Personality is How We React, but Our Character is How We Respond)
Full Day Workshops(6-8 hours) for coaches: The Way of Champions: Leadership, Teamwork and Building a Championship Culture (co-taught with Dr. Jerry Lynch of Way of Champions)
Way of Champions Transformational Coaching Conference (3-day event): we run this event 2x per year, click here for more info
**We're also available to customize and tailor an event to your specific needs
John started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids and Is it Wise to Specialize? John's ork has been featured in many publications including The Huffington Post, CNN.com, ESPN, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, and many other national and international news outlets. John is an internationally known speaker for coaches, parents and youth sports organizations, and has spoken for TEDx, the US Olympic Committee, US Lacrosse, USA Football, USA Swimming, US Sailing, US Ski and Snowboard, Ireland Rugby, and at numerous other events throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe.
When he speaks, John brings to the table a wealth of practical, hands-on knowledge garnered through years of working with players and their families on sport specific development, fitness and nutrition, college recruiting, and most importantly, training high-performing athletes by creating a player-centered environment.
Originally from New York, John is a 1994 graduate of Fordham University, where he was a team captain as a senior and a member of the 1990 Patriot League Championship team. After a stint playing professionally for the Wilmington (NC) Hammerheads of the USL, John began his coaching career as the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Cardinal Gibbons HS in Raleigh, NC. He then moved on to become the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Vermont, before delving into the world of youth club soccer. Since that time, John has worked as a Director of Coaching for Nordic Spirit SC (Vt), Ann Arbor Youth Soccer Association (MI) and from 2006-2011 as the Executive Director of Oregon Rush Soccer Club in Bend, OR. Most recently he was the Central Oregon Regional Training Center Director for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, before turning his attention full time to the Changing the Game Project in 2013. He holds his USSF A License, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, and US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching License.
John received his BA from Fordham University and his Masters from the University of Vermont. He resides in beautiful Bend, OR, with his wife, Dr. Lauren O’Sullivan, and two wonderful children and aspiring young athletes: Maggie Shea, age 13, and Tiernan, age 12.
James is the social media director, podcast producer, and Lead Speaker for Changing the game Project. He is the Founder of the leadership development company Unleash the Athlete and former Head of Leadership Development at IMG Academy. He has over a decade of experience designing programming and delivering curriculum for student-athletes across numerous sports and presenting to companies, as well as youth, high school, college and professional athletes.
James attended Fresno State University where he received his B.A. in Communication. During college, when he wasn't playing football, he was best known for being the beloved mascot of Fresno State, Time Out. After graduation, James went on to play quarterback for a semi-pro team in Fresno, CA. With over 15 years of coaching experience and a M.A. in Performance Psychology, James is passionate about teaching athletes and coaches the tools they need in order to be successful in life and in sport.
Skye is a former youth and collegiate All-American soccer goalkeeper, state champion track athlete, and professional soccer player. She also has a valuable and diverse background as a collegiate and youth coach, sports organization Board Member, business-person and sports parent which enables her to connect with her audiences in a uniquely empathetic, responsive and engaging manner. Her website Soccer Parenting is quickly becoming the goto resource for parents in the soccer world.
Skye holds a MBA from the University of Richmond (Virginia) and Bachelors in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has extensive business experience as the owner of a real estate company with over $25,000,000 in annual sales, the founder of the Girls Can Club – a non-profit mentoring initiative, a youth sports organization Board Member and the founder and owner of SoccerParenting.com – a website dedicated to the education of youth soccer parents.
Skye hold her USSF “B” License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is a coach-educator for the NSCAA. She has coached at all levels of youth sports from from U-5 recreation to the U.S. National Team programs through Training Centers and Youth National Team Camps.
The parent of both a high level and recreation level soccer player, Skye understands the unique demands and requirements of youth sports at all levels and more than anything, she has a passion for ensuring that youth sports provides all families an opportunity to enjoy time together in an empowering and enriching environment.
Glen Mulcahy is a speaker with a down to earth flair who shares his knowledge from a lifetime of involvement in multi-levels of sport. As an instructor and trainer of adult coaches for BC Hockey and having both played and coached multiple competitive sports Glen is passionate about sharing what he has learned to bring the game back to the kids and lead others to do the same.
As a NCCP Hockey Canada Instructor for BC Hockey Glen has now mentored over 2000 coaches in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association the last 6 years. You will find Glen to be an engaging speaker who has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience and draw them into his story backed by anecdotal studies seamlessly.He brings a 360 degree view of sports that is unique, from that of ayouth athlete, to a coach and parent of two children playing both recreational and competitive sports. His lifetime in Sports includes honours at high levels of various team sports including municipal banners, tournament wins in Hockey andBaseball as well as provincial titles in both Football and Rugby. This experience combined with a degree in Human Kinetics from UBC, 25+ years coaching numerous sports and also a parent of competitive athletes, he knows what it takes to support players to enjoy sports from recreational to the high performance level. His belief in focusing on the fundamentals of the game, including bringing respect back for all parties concerned vs. current game centric and winning at all costs you will find both refreshing and inspiring.
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