Thu, 23 April 2015
WYC 042 – Changing the Game – John O'Sullivan talks Sports Specialization vs Early Engagers
Today’s guest on the show is John O’Sullivan. John is the founder of the Changing the Game Project, which he started in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level. He is a bestselling author, regular contributor to publications such as the Huffington Post and Soccer America, an internationally known and TEDx speaker. It is fair to say that John and the Changing the Game Project are very much a role model for my vision for Winning Youth Coaching – our heart and mission are very much in the same place, so I really appreciate him joining us for an interview.
A couple of huge ideas I took from John were in the 2nd quarter where he talks about specialization in youth sports and shares a study about winning vs fun. I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!