About "Learning With Team USA"

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation is pleased to present “Learning with Team USA,” a series of conversations addressing the most pressing issues in sport.

Steve Kerr: the Power of Coaching

Great coaches can leave a profound and lasting impact on the athletes they mentor. Through their guidance and encouragement, coaches at all levels can help athletes gain confidence and realize their potential. By demonstrating sportsmanship, determination and hard work, coaches pass on far more than athletic skills: they teach lessons on how to lead a positive, well-rounded life.

In Steve Kerr: The Power of Coaching, the Assistant Coach of the U.S. Men’s National Basketball Team joins Ahmed Fareed of NBC Sports to discuss why great coaching is critical not only to athletic success, but to personal and professional success in any field. Coach Kerr will share his coaching philosophy and influences, how he motivates and uplifts his players, and how great coaching transcends sport. 

Register for the conversation here. 

Race, Sport & Social Change: Learning With Team USA

For decades, athletes have used the power of their platform to point a spotlight on injustices in American society. Specifically, Black Olympic and Paralympic athletes and athletes of color have used their achievements on the field of play to spark conversations about addressing systemic racism and creating a more equitable society for all. Utilizing leadership from Team USA athletes, the newly formed Team USA Council on Racial and Social Justice and the Team USA Mental Health Taskforce, “Race, Sport & Social Change: Learning with Team USA” explores how we can use our personal platforms to inspire social change. The event features Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel; Dr. Judi Brown Clarke, Olympic silver medalist and vice president of equity & inclusion and chief diversity officer at Stony Brook University; and Certified Mental Performance Consultant Dr. Kensa Gunter. Read more about the panelists here.

Race, Sport & Social Change: Learning with Team USA

Return To Sport: Learning With Team USA

When COVID-19 halted sport around the world, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls as well as youth athletes were left without access to their usual training sites. With the advice of experts around the globe, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee created a return-to-training plan with recommendations on how athletes at all levels could continue playing the sports they love while keeping themselves, their teammates and their communities safe. Moderated by NBC’s Ahmed Fareed and featuring U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Carli Lloyd, USOPC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan Finnoff and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Kensa Gunter, “Return to Sport: Learning with Team USA” explores the toll of COVID-19 on athletes and the safest way for our world to resume training and competing.
Return To Sport Webinar Featuring Carli Lloyd