89: John O'Sullivan | Changing the Game

In this episode, John O’Sullivan (@coachjohnnyo) helps us understand the impact our obsession with youth sports is having on our children and the family.

He provides practical advice for getting our arms around this challenge and developing a healthier perspective.

What We Discuss with John O'Sullivan:

  • How youth sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry
  • What it means to be too aggressive with your children's sports involvement
  • The steps John and his organization are taking to shift the narrative around youth sports

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More About This Show

John O'Sullivan started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books:

John is has spoken for TEDx, is regular contributor for SoccerWire.com, has been featured Soccer America, The Huffington Post and numerous other publications, and is the host of Way of Champions, a podcast connecting the top minds in sports, coaching and leadership to build championship programs for athletes.

  • Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids
  • Is it Wise to Specialize?

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