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Changing the Game

Centre Soccer and other local sports organizations are happy to bring John O'Sullivan, author of Changing the Game to State College this Fall. John will speak to parent's and coaches on the value of sports participation for children on the following dates.

         October 1, 2015 - Coaches Workshop: Beyond X’s and O’s: Developing a Positive Coaching Legacy   
                                       8:30 pm at Letterman's

         October 2, 2015 - Parents Seminar
: Building a “Player First” Environment to Develop High-Performers
                                     - Kids All Sports Clinic: Local sports organizations will set a skills challenges for players in various sports.  
                                       6:30 pm at C3 Sports 

    Please mark your calendar, more details to follow soon. Sign Up today to guarantee your spot today.

The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’ We want to provide the most influential adults in our children’s lives – their parents and coaches – with the information and resources they need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family.  Parenting and coaching young athletes is an art, not a science, and the information you find here can help you navigate the maze of youth sports, and put a smile on your young athlete’s face, whether he or she is 6 or 16 years old.


John O'Sullivan 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 is also a regular contributor for, and his writing has been featured in many publications including The Huffington Post and Soccer America. John is an internationally known speaker for coaches, parents and youth sports organizations, and has spoken for TEDx, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, IMG Academy, and at numerous other events throughout the US, Canada 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.

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