Founder of Ninja Zone on Making Your Own Rules
Casey Wright is the founder of the Ninja Zone. Now in over 300 locations.
Casey is a former Olympic level gymnastics coach turned entrepreneur who took her parents’ “cartwheel shop” and turned it into an internationally known licensing and curriculum development company, as well as 6 Indy area corporate stores. Mom and Bonus-Mom of 4 kiddos, and a member of IBJ’s Indianapolis 40 Under 40.
3:07- “Being aware and trusting in yourself”, how Casey describes what being mentally tough means to her.
5:16- Who is “Panicky Penny”? And what Casey does to shut out negativity.
9:38- How being a parent has made Casey a more aware and stronger person all around.
11:28- How Casey has used her mental toughness to become such a successful entrepreneur.
13:38- The BIGGEST risks Casey has taken in her career.
15:37- A simple compliment from her neighbor became a big HINGE moment.
18:43- Where the NinjaZone passion comes from.
21:08- How Casey is trying to change the way we look at youth sports today.
23:03- Development vs. performance outcomes; the fundamentals Casey wants to teach at NinjaZone.
24:34- How NinjaZone can help get a young athlete’s creativity back.
27:52- Learning problem solving as a byproduct of play.
30:05- The benefit of young athletes making their own rules.
33:38- The mission for parents at NinjaZone.
36:02- What the payoff SHOULD be in youth sports.
38:54- The vision for NinjaZone’s future.
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