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Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes Changing the Game and millions of other books are available for instant. Editorial Reviews. Review. The future of our children in sports lies in the hands of parents, coaches, and themselves. This book provides tools and tips to. Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Our first book, published in , is still an Amazon #1 Bestseller in.


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Changing the Game book. Read 24 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Conventional wisdom holds that youth sports are a positive experi. This book provides tools and tips to accelerate positive youth development experiences, as well as critical life lessons along the way. Changing the Game. Changing the Game Project, Bend, Oregon. likes · talking about this. Live Presentations, Books and Videos that help Coaches, Parents and.

You will learn:. The path that most athletes have taken to become professional and elite athletes, and gives your child the BEST chance of optimal performance. How to speak to coaches and organizations that are pushing your child down a path that is not supported by the best practices of player development If your child is being forced into a sport, and if you don't know where to turn for answers, "Is It Wise to Specialize" will provide you with practical guidance and cut through all the red tape, so your child and you can enjoy youth sports.

Changing the Game: Our first book, published in , is still an Amazon 1 Bestseller in Coaching Youth Sports and has nearly 5-star reviews. Is it Wise to Specialize? You will learn: I firmly believe that the youth sport experience for a child is shaped as powerfully by their parents or guardians involvement.

That involvement by definition is neither a good nor bad thing. Rather the importance of that involvement needs to be appreciated and then it needs to be intelligently managed. In this book John gives practical and helpful guidance to elevating the experience of the children in youth sports by directly addressing the role of the parent or guardian. I think this book helps the ongoing challenge of making youth sports fun and safe as well as somewhere talent can be developed whatever the level.

John O'Sullivan has clearly and professionally illuminated this challenging path with both research and common-sense advice. This book will help your athlete reach their full potential and allow you to be part of their good memories. In my work with younger athletes, it is necessary to devote some of the time to the parents so they can help their kids to improve their mindset, focus, and confidence.

As I read John's book, each chapter reminded me specifically of several of my current and former athletes, what they were going through, and their parents' role in the process. Changing the Game is a wonderful resource for parents to help their young athletes succeed in sports and life, and I can't recommend it enough Brian Baxter, director, Sport Psychology Institute Northwest, and author of The Sports Mindset Gameplan: An Athlete's Guide to Building and Maintaining Confidence John O'Sullivan's approach to parenting high-performing athletes is insightful, comprehensive, and effective.

He provides practical and relevant principles that can improve communication and understanding between parent and child. His approach helps foster growth and strengthen core family values; most importantly it reminds parents that organized sports is supposed to be fun.

Changing the Game is a must read for parents who want to take an interactive role in raising confident and well-rounded athletes. D, author of Education and Empowerment for the 21st Century Parent Changing the Game offers invaluable insights into the reality of the youth sports world and the critical impact that parents have to make or break their kids' experience in sports. Just like in The Perfect the Play , the characters were richly developed, engaging, and lovable.

Well, almost all the characters. Their relationship, though at times frustrating, was spicy, humorous, and touching.

I'm not always a fan of "friends to lovers" plots, but this book worked for me. The author stayed away from the typical cliche scenarios commonly found in these type of books. This is very steamy and explicitly erotic book. In fact, the fist part of the story is pretty much one big sex scene without much plot development.

However, that soon changes once Gavin realizes his feelings for Liz. After that, we are treated to an erotic love story full of passion and romance. I also felt the sex scenes improved in this book. It didn't feel like the hero and heroine were starring in some low budget porno with cringe worthy lines. The added emotion and tenderness helped me feel the love and connection between the main characters. And that's what I want in a love scene. My only issue with the book was Mick's character.

His behavior was awful during most of the story. I understand why he acted the way he did, and felt he had a right to be upset, but I didn't like his vindictive attitude towards Liz. Luckily, by the end of the book, he more than redeemed himself. All in all, I enjoyed this story. If you're not sensitive to explicit erotica, then I highly recommend this book. View all 43 comments.

Oct 10, Auntee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of really hot sports romance. Ohh, it was good, it was close JB had an uphill battle with this one, mostly because she had to make a very unlikable character from the previous book sports agent Elizabeth Darnell into a likable one.

But I'm happy and a bit surprised to say that I think she accomplished that. She gave the tough, independent career w Question: She gave the tough, independent career woman Liz a decent backstory that explained why she acted the way she does.

A young Liz saw first hand what a controlling man her parent's miserable marriage could do to a woman's spirit and she vowed that no man would ever have control over her or her heart. Liz had a tough shell around her heart, and the only man who could possibly crack it was the man she had secretly loved for years, her client, 1st baseman for the St. Louis River, Gavin Riley.

Now Gavin never thought of Liz in a romantic way--she was his agent, period, and Gavin didn't believe in mixing business with pleasure no matter how attractive he thought the beautiful redhead was. But ever since a vulnerable Liz kissed him after being fired by his superstar pro football player brother Mick after Liz interfered in his love life , Gavin has been thinking about her. Liz has been avoiding Gavin, worrying and expecting that he will fire her too.

Gavin has no intention of firing her, he's his own man with his own mind, but wants Liz to stop avoiding him, so he corners her during a spring training banquet in Florida. They have some things to talk about.. Oh yowza! Gavin and Liz go waaay beyond talking at his Florida beach house. Liz knows this is wrong, to surrender to the commanding-in-the bedroom Gavin. She thinks Gavin is not about to commit to her, he likes his play-the-field lifestyle too much and will surely dump her when he tires of her.

The only thing she can do to avoid getting hurt is keep it light, and don't ever reveal to Gavin her true feelings for him. But what if Gavin starts to want more from Liz than just a no strings affair?

Will his family namely his brother Mick who still hasn't forgiven Liz make things difficult for them to have a relationship? Does Gavin even know what he wants?

He's never been in love before--will he recognize his feelings for Liz as love?

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This book starts out pretty hot and heavy. Gavin and Liz jump right into an affair, and JB leaves no detail unwritten. Verry steamy. But I thought this book started to get good once we learned a little more about Liz's background, and got her POV. I enjoyed the relationship she shared with two of the Rivers' wives Shawnelle and Haley --they had some funny conversations and got into some trouble together. It was nice to see Liz have some female friends. I also appreciated that JB gave Liz an unlikely career--that of a sports agent.

I think I learned a thing or two about agents, and how hard Liz must have worked to achieve success at a young age What really surprised me in this book was how unlikable JB made Mick! Mick became the villain--trying to get between Gavin and Liz's relationship at every turn! Sometimes I just wanted to haul off and slap him! I was so glad when Liz finally told him off, but I wish Gavin would've had the guts to do it instead Jaci Burton also sets up her next book in this series quite nicely, when Liz becomes the agent for a St.

Louis Ice hockey star, Tyler Anderson. Tyler and his reluctant future heroine Mick and Gavin's sister, share a couple of conversations--looks like Tyler's going to have his work cut out for him.

So all in all, a pretty good book. I loved watching Gavin fall in love with Liz. A very entertaining read. This book contains explicit sex both oral and one anal scene and graphic language. Not for the faint of heart. View all 30 comments. Apr 20, Lady Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Let us take a moment to appreciate the deliciousness that is this cover.

The plot was weak and the characters were flat for the first half of the book. View 2 comments. I had never read a Jaci Burton book before, but I knew two things: I do get the appeal - Changing the Game was a fun and sexy read, but that was about it.

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And sometimes that is all you need. Liz was my kind of heroine. A smart and ambitious professional, she dedicated herself to her career as a sports agent. But that dedication came at the expense of relationships and, on occasion, a conscience. Oh, and she is in love with her client, t I had never read a Jaci Burton book before, but I knew two things: Oh, and she is in love with her client, the very "single and mingling" baseball star, Gavin.

Liz was apparently somewhat villainous in the first book in the series, which I skipped cue certain Goodreads friends shaking their heads in dismay. But I'm all about women being able to make mistakes and find redemption , especially since men get that opportunity all the damn time. That said, a lot — and I mean a lot — of potential character and relationship development time gets the shaft wink, wink for sexy times.

Changing the Game was better than the average erotic romance in terms of highlighting internal conflict, forging a connection outside of the bedroom, and incorporating enjoyable supporting characters, but it wasn't a deep dive or intellectually simulating by ANY means.

And while Gavin had a hot body and a deliciously dirty mouth, he wavered between "I want her, I need her" to "I'm not in love, I'm not interested in a relationship. He pulled a massively assholey move near the end, but his grovel was a hit. There were a few questionable things peppered throughout the story like women grinding together to arouse men, which made my eyes roll degrees in my head , but I mostly found Changing the Game a light and likeable enough read.

I needed an escape, and it provided one. A book that features baseball. View all 8 comments.

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Not the first time I read this series, not now. For some reason I just never was interested into read the first book, and since they are basically standole where you just meet the characters in the previous bo 3. For some reason I just never was interested into read the first book, and since they are basically standole where you just meet the characters in the previous book, is not too bad.

So basically this is what the story is about. Elizabeth is a fierceless and bossy sports agent. She is really focused on getting the job done and giving the athletes the best deals, she knows what she wants and goes get it.

She realized she did wrong and apologized, but it was too little too late and her friendship plus business relationship with Mick was broken. Now, Liz has been avoiding the Riley family, and especially Gavin, because she feels she lost the space she had in their life given how she acted before.

So, what will start as Gavin forcing Elizabeth to face him about her avoidence, will end with a hot encounter that will lead them to share more than a bed, and ultimately, face the feelings they have for each other. So this is basically lots of porn without plot not really surprised since this is erotica , completely trash, but exactly what I needed now. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it as a reread, but had to lower my rating because 4 stars was too high in my opinion, to this story that has no real depth, but lots of sexy scenes and ridiculous banter.

She is known by being ruthless and a hawk about the athletes she works for, business-minded and with this cold exterior that is affected by being in a supposedly all male territory since she is a sport agent; but the truth is, that she feels all the same. Gavin is a total alpha-male. He is bossy and happy with his life as what it is, great career and full of fun with parties and women with no strings attached. But I do have to say that he was a total jerk at the end, which didn't help his cause at all.

Their chemistry and overall relationship is fun and hot. The last part of the book was rushed in terms of their relationship tbh, but oh well. I think if you feel in the need of a sports erotica book, you could check this one. Oct 12, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: Muuuuuuch better than the previous one!

At least as far as the "sizzle" is concerned. There was history between the characters and something implied to build on. A quick and sexy read for fans of contemporary romantic erotica. And fans of St. Louis sports: Sep 15, Keri rated it liked it Shelves: Man I love this cover It was good.

A lot of sexin and not enough story meat.

Feb 10, Splage rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Once again the cover is hot and I knew that I would be moving this book to the top of my TBR list because I was drooling and sports guys are my thing. As I began the book I was having similar feelings that I did with book 1, The Perfect Play , basically a good, hot read with lots of sex, but the story didn't overwhelm and engage me as I had hoped it would.

Changing the Game might have started that way, but its momentum built into a page turner that had a lot more depth with some emotional moments Once again the cover is hot and I knew that I would be moving this book to the top of my TBR list because I was drooling and sports guys are my thing. There was still tons of sex scenes and they were hot, but after the first 6 or so I had to skim a little not complaining though too much is better than too little especially with all the "happy endings" Gavin and Liz were were giving each other Jul 24, Booklover rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have mad love for Gavin and Liz…like, if I had to actually make a list of the things I love about the book, we would be here for a long, long time.

I pretty much loved everything about it with one exception. At least it was for me, which is why you are about to witness my gush fest for Jaci Burton and Changing the Game. Gavin is a sexy playboy baseball player at the top of his game. He loves pretty much everything about his life. He loves playing baseball. And would actually play for free if he had to just to be a part of a game he loves.

That is the thing about Gavin that is so endearing, when he loves, he loves deeply and passionately.

He loves his family, he loves his career, and he loves his life. And my book loving friends…he cooks…in the kitchen…. Liz is just as driven as Gavin is, but for very different reasons. And while Liz has her faults, deep down she is a woman who has a desperate need for control and independence. She is a person who is always on the outside looking in, who is in love with a man who sees her as a predator, colleague and friend…and she is lost.

Her world is starting to crumble around her and she has no one to turn to, or to blame…. Her life is her work, and she defines herself and measures her worth by her success. Her work is safety, security and fills the voids in her life, which she has purposefully orchestrated. But one night, with the fear of losing everything she holds dear, she gives in to her desire for Gavin when he sees her as more than his sexy agent, but also as a sexy woman.

They are rich and multidimensional. But I most especially loved Liz and Gavin and their struggles to eventually admit their love to each other. It is not an easy path for them. Liz has to learn to trust in love, and that love can be caring, as well as allowing her the freedom to be who she wants to be….

One of which is Gavin himself.The path that most athletes have taken to become professional and elite athletes, and gives your child the BEST chance of optimal performance. Even if when he met Jenna he said she wasn't his type because he liked women with bigger boobs.

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But I thought this book started to get good once we learned a little more about Liz's background, and got her POV. An eye opening look inside the world of youth sports. I had heard great things about Jaci Burton and thought I would pick up this book and give it a read. If we would all do this, the competition w This book should be required reading for any parent with kids in competitive sports. In fact, Changing the Game might very well be my favorite romance that she has written to date but I do reserve the right to alter this opinion when Taking a Shot is released next year.

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