“These lessons help students reach the next level of success”....... stephe


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Personal and soft Skills development for students

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Step Up Your Game - Sample Lesson

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Step Up Your Game Mobile e-learning System


  • Being a Pro
  • Your Brand
  • Self-Awareness
  • Empathy
  • Self-Regulation
  • Discipline
  • Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Your Core Values
  • 100% Effort
  • Flexibility


  • Positive Attitude
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resolve
  • Assisting
  • Listening
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Communication
  • Health and Wellness
  • Growth Mindset
  • Critical Thinking

Lessons for Step Up Your Game


  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Selling
  • Negotiations
  • Customer Service
  • Overcoming Setbacks
  • Relationship
  • Routines
  • Intentionality

We Are One Summary video

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Read the Reviews from Our "We Are One" - A Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

I really enjoyed this session.  I liked being around people that are so different but very much alike.  I wish I could do this again and network with even more people.

Diversity should be continuous.  Everyone is equal and should be treated equally.  It doesn’t matter what race, sex, color, etc.  You are you and no one can take that from you.  

Today was inspiring and fun.  Seeing so many diverse people and meeting and working together was awesome.  The room was full of fun and laughs and smiles the whole time.  We covered so many topics and issues.  I felt included and accepted the whole time and I’m glad I came.

IMpacting lives in 2018

2300 Youth and Adults Impacted


over $90,000 in kind by Moncrief One Team


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About Us


Our Team

Sidney and Takisha Moncrief, with a wealth of knowledge and combined experience in sports, business, leadership and education, offer unique and innovative solutions through training and resources. 

Sidney Moncrief is a 5X NBA All-Star, 5X member of the NBA All-Defensive team, 2X NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and an NBA All-Pro. He is a former NCAA Division I head coach (UALR) and NBA assistant coach (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks.) Coach Moncrief also led an international team as head consultant in Beijing, China. He has served on the board of directors for a Fortune 500 company and as president of various retail auto dealerships. Sidney is author of six books.

Takisha Moncrief is a former classroom teacher, literacy coach, school improvement supervisor, and professional development specialist. She has spent nearly 20 years in K-12 education serving children, teachers and parents. She specializes in curriculum design, development, and delivery. In 2009, the National Staff Development Council recognized Takisha for being a distinguished professional learning educator. She is the creator of Develop Me From A to Z and co-author of Your Passport to Becoming a Valuable Team Player.  


Our History

The formation of our company is deeply rooted in a firm commitment to being Game Changers. Originally a basketball development organization in 2003, the company has evolved into designing and delivering professional development in areas of team enhancement, leadership, fatherhood and career readiness.


Our Mission

Our goal is to create an impactful experience that will change the game for all involved. The Game Changer mission, through combined effort from students, adults and the community, is to enthusiastically and positively change the entire trajectory of overall performance by enhancing teamwork and creativity, while explicitly teaching leadership and enhancing sought after soft skills.     

Read what participants are saying about our sessions

“I appreciate you two taking the time to travel to Whitewater. I had a very insightful experience. I am leaving this workshop a better leader and more polished salesperson”


"Great energy! I've been to many workshops and this has been one of the most interactive."


"Excellent workshop! I loved learning the importance of "soft skills" and developing my elevator pitch."


Moncrief Institute Career Forum Video

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The Latest Happenings


Nonprofit ‘changing the game’ for young people in Little Rock

What is a Game Changer? We’ve all probably heard the term at one point or another, but what does it mean. Well, Random House Dictionary defines it this way: “a person or thing that dramatically changes the course, strategy, character, etc., of something.”

By that definition, former Razorback and Milwaukee Bucks star, Sidney Moncrief was most definitely a “game changer” throughout his basketball career.

But now Moncrief is more interested in being a different kind of Game Changer through the Moncrief Institute for College and Career Readiness. 

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