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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan and brought to you by Changing The Game Project.


Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

Jan 12, 2020

We are super excited to have USMNT Legend and current SD Loyal Head Coach Landon Donovan on the podcast, joined by his assistant coach Carrie Taylor.  Many of you know Donovan, the all time leading scorer for US Soccer, 6x MLS Champion, and the namesake of the Major League Soccer MVP award. Taylor is the only woman currently coaching professional soccer in the US, and is highly experienced on all levels of the game. In this great podcast, we cover a variety of topics. 

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • How to create a positive environment for a productive tryout
  • Why do some athletically gifted athletes succeed and others do not?
  • How does a coach prepare themself to coach at the highest level?
  • Landon describes what it is going to feel like to be part of this team.
  • Carrie shares with what they look for in an athlete 
  • Landon describes how to show up mentally prepared to perform at a high level
  • How and why to be vulnerable and authentic with coaching staff and players
  • How did Landon’s parents help him become a confident, independent player? 
  • What makes Carrie the most upset about coaching?
  • Carrie and Landon discuss when they feel pressure
  • How Carrie and Landon will define success this season 


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