Brain Training with Connor Hartley: The Power of “Yet”

My name is Connor Hartley. I’m a mental performance consultant from Tacoma, Washington. I teach mental skills to athletes, musicians, students, and other types of performers, including elite athletes in soccer, basketball and golf. I have a master’s degree in mental health counseling with a focus in sport psychology from Boston University, and a bachelor’s in... Continue Reading →


Business Spotlight – Growing with GO!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: likes to shine a spotlight on soccer-related businesses in the State of Washington with our series “Business Spotlight.”  GO! On Demand, launched just last summer, has gone multi-sport and international. Since its unveiling in mid-2017, the youth sports resource and training service has fielded inquiries and worked with clubs, state associations, and leagues in 19... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: The Committee Conundrum

Much of our work is done in groups and committees, but few of us enjoy slogging through meetings. How do you know which committees you really need? How can you set them up for success? This week’s bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson outlines the four reasons for convening a committee and... Continue Reading →

GO! Announces free online webinars in August

Ruth Nicholson, author of the column "Off the Pitch" which appears on, has sent us a schedule of free webinars happening in the month of August. They would be an excellent opportunity to learn about each topic but also to experience what "GO!" can offer your organization. Read the press release posted after the... Continue Reading →

THINK TANK FC: Soccer surges again in Salem

Think Tank FC talks about running adult soccer clubs at the elite / semi-pro level in the state of Washington and the Northwest. David Falk is the Media Director for the Evergreen Premier League, Western Indoor Soccer League and Northwest Premier League. He founded soccer news website in 2012. The Cascade Surge were a... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: Secrets of Successful Clubs

You have worked hard to build your club – but what are the three simple secrets to making it even better? This week’s bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson reveals the three critical elements that make or break an organization’s success on and off the field. Ruth is the founder of GO!,... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: Team Meeting Magic

May is tryout and team formation month across Washington state, so this month’s two installments in the bi-weekly “Off the Pitch” column by Ruth Nicholson focus on team meetings and parent expectations. Ruth is the founder of GO!, the go-to expert resource for youth sports governance and operations. A well-designed meeting at the beginning... Continue Reading →

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