Changing The Game Project

Coaching Staff Education Meeting:

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 12 Noon – 2:00pm (Full-Time Staff) – Meeting #1

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Full-Time Staff / Head Team Coach) – Meeting #2

Venue: Hyatt Place Hotel (The Woodlands)

Directions

(There is no training for the following groups:  Development Academy – Boys / Girls; Youth Academy; Competitive – The Woodlands, Kingwood, Montgomery, West.)

 

Personal Biography:

John O’Sullivan is an internationally known TEDx Speaker and the founder of the Changing the Game Project, which he started in 2012 in order to better educate parents, coaches and youth sports organizations and put some more “play” in playing sports.

John is a former collegiate and professional soccer player, and coached for 20 years on the youth, high school and college level. He has been an advisor and presenter for numerous sporting organizations across the globe, including US Soccer, Football, Lacrosse, Swimming and Hockey, and he sits on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance and the National Association for Physical Literacy. John is the author of two #1 bestselling books, and his blog gets nearly 5 million visits a year. His goal today is to start a discussion about changing the environment in youth sports so we can keep more kids active, healthy and involved in physical activity.

Gabi Gray – Kicked Cancer

After leaving the soccer field in November of 2015, Gabi has finally made her official return to the soccer field. She played in her first tournament in mid August. Our emotions were all over the place.  As parents we were nervous, Gabi …well she just simply beamed.  This survivor with a completely reconstructed right chest wall was out there kicking and throwing elbows like cancer never happened.  It will still take time for her strength, stamina and speed to improve, but she’s on her way!

“As her coach for close to five years, initially everyone was so sad when she was diagnosed with cancer.  I’m so proud to have been part of this girls miraculous recovery.  Her strength, commitment, love for life, belief and overall determination to overcome cancer is so admirable.  Now she’s back stronger than ever playing the game she truly loves with Dash 02 West.”  Ivan Ruddle, Head Team Coach, Dash 02 West. 

GK Camp – Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha

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The club just completed the GK Soccer Camp – The Woodlands which was brought to you by Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha.  Specific goalkeeping coaching was provided to the attendees by Justin Fite, Director of Coaching and his staff.  The camp was from July 24-27, Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands, TX.

“This was a camp that touched on all the specifics of the goalkeeper position at the youth level.  The summer period for a lot of our players is a slower time of the year so this camp provided a great opportunity for our goalkeepers to stay active and get a great week of work done prior to their pre-season camp period.  Justin Fite, Director of Coaching – Goalkeeping, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

Stephen Cantini Contact Information
Phone: (409) 939-8160
Fax: (281) 362-7204
stephen.cantini@mutualofomaha.com
2204 Timberloch Place, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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