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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