Episode 6: Coach the child, not the sport

What is the problem with youth sports? Is physical literacy as important as reading? Why do kids need to fail? What should you say to kids after a game? Why do 70% of kids quit sports before age 13? What can we do to start kids on a healthy and active path for their life? Should kids specialize in one sport in order to focus and succeed? What is the race to nowhere? To find out, listen to a conversation with youth sports expert, former professional athlete and coach John O’Sullivan.

John O’Sullivan is an internationally known TEDx Speaker and the founder of the Changing the Game Project, which he started in 2012.

  • Author of two #1 Bestselling books and leading youth sports blogger
  • Host of the Way of Champions Podcast, one of the top-rated podcasts in the world for coaches
  • Former collegiate and professional soccer player, and has coached for over 20 years on the youth, high school and college level.
  • He has consulted with US Olympic Committee, US Soccer, USA Football, US Lacrosse, USA Swimming, Ireland Rugby, Aussie Rules Football and many more

National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance and the National Association for Physical Literacy.

Are you enjoying the Horses and Life podcast, and would you like to see it continue to be a success? Please consider becoming a supporter by following the link below: