Managing The Performance Environment With John O’Sullivan
December 11, 2020
Check our newly released podcast as we continue to learn about Managing The Performance Environment. In this opportunity, Chris P. -our Developmental Director- and a panel of Rush Soccer Directors, Mentors, and Mentees were joined by John O’Sullivan to analyze fragments of his book Every Moment Matters and discuss the topic of Managing the Performance Environment.
John is an internationally known speaker for coaches, parents and youth sports organizations, and the author of two #1 bestselling books, ‘Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes’, and ‘Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids and Every Moment Matters: How the World’s Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams’.
John shared his coaching journey and thoughts along this very entertainment podcast:
“It’s important that you connect with your ‘Why?’ and that is a personal question you have to ask yourself. ‘What really drives you?’ There’s this story that Steve Kerr told me in which he met with Pete Carroll when he became Head Coach for the Golden State Warriors. He says Pete asked him ‘How are you going to coach your team?’ and he wasn’t referring to tactics or plans or sessions but later said ‘How is it going to feel to be a part of this team? You got the rest, so that’s what it’s all about’. It was about the environment. For me, creating these learning environments in which there’s competitiveness and joy and connection is at the very forefront of my coaching, and this has to be connected with your ‘why’, with your purpose. It has to be authentic” – John O’Sullivan.
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