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John O'Sullivan

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YOUTH COACHING with John O'Sullivan - Part 1

Coach Your Brains Out, by Gold Medal Squared

0:27 - John’s podcast and development of the Changing the Game project.Podcast link: https://wayofchampions.libsyn.com/Changing the Game Project link: https://changingthegameproject.com/1:56 - John’s main advice for youth sports coaching.3:04 - Examples of negative coaching that drives off young athletes from playing sports.3:27 - Importance of having fun and encouraging genuine enjoyment of sports.6:57 - Differentiation between seriousness and having fun, and maintaining both.7:39 - John’s “ideal practice” scenario + his advice on running an effective practice.8:54 - How to effectively interact with parents in the early coaching stages.9:29 - One of the most effective forms of practice - interleaved practice.10:36 - Showing parents that learning is messy, and that effective practices are not necessarily organized.13:07 - Building trust and connections with athletes and parents.13:39 - What happens once coaches establish trust with parents?15:16 - Dealing with parents coaching off the sidelines of games.17:13 - Advice for parents to help their children grow as athletes.20:44 - Establishing a healthy dynamic between parents and children in the context of sports.24:01 - Do development and learning of fundamentals come before playing games, or do they emerge from playing experience?26:51 - Why isolated, “fundamentals first” training is widely practiced.Get CYBO the book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098630904Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/coachyourbrainsout


4 Nov 2021

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John O'Sullivan - Coaching Young Athletes is an Art, Not a Science. Getting off the Roller Coaster of Wins and Loses, Returning Youth Sports to Our Children, and More.

Coach Forward Podcast

Coach Forward Podcast is an interview-style podcast hosted by Jason Mejeur (Coach J), accomplished Coach, Mentor, and Founder/CEO at MaxOne.This week, i'm excited to be joined by John O'Sullivan of Changing the Game project. John 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 two #1 bestselling books, Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids and Every Moment Matters: How the World’s Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams. John’s work has been featured by CNN, Outside Magazine, ESPN, NBC Sports and numerous other media entities. John is an internationally known speaker for coaches, parents and youth sports organizations, and has spoken for TEDx, the US Olympic Committee, US Soccer, USA Wrestling, USA Swimming, Ireland Rugby, Australian Rugby League and at numerous other events throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe.When he speaks, John brings to the table a wealth of practical, hands on knowledge garnered through years of working with players and their families on sport specific development, parenting, coaching, and creating a player-centered environment.Changing the Game Project: https://changingthegameproject.com/About Jason Mejeur (Coach J)Jason has more than 15 years of experience coaching basketball at the college and high school level and has lived on the sidelines and in the locker rooms working to build teams and inspire athletes. His mission is to build authentic relationships with his players so that he could have an impact on their lives beyond the basketball court. More recently, Jason founded MaxOne to be a platform that makes coaches' lives easier and helps them use technology to have a bigger impact on the lives of their athletes.Keep up with Coach Forward on social media:Twitter, Linkedin, InstagramEnjoying Coach Forward Podcast? Consider subscribing or leaving us a review! 


10 Sep 2021

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#595 - John O'Sullivan

The Paul Leslie Hour

#595 - John O'Sullivan The John O'Sullivan Interview is featured on The Paul Leslie Hour. Socrates said “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” On this episode of The Paul Leslie Hour, we’ll meet Dr. John O’Sullivan. He says first he tries to be an educator, and as we will soon find out…he is inquisitive and thoughtful. Whether you agree with the ideas he expresses, we hope it may encourage you to think. Who is Dr. John O’Sullivan? He is a professor of Sociology at the University of North Georgia. His interests are in ecology, education, social change, population trends, and sustainability. John O’Sullivan is also a supporter of the non-profit organization called The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the 430 mile long Chattahoochee River, which originates in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and terminates in Lake Seminole on the Florida-Georgia line. Our special guest John O’Sullivan has published articles on a variety of environmental topics and has taught at Delta State University in Mississippi as well as the University of North Carolina. The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.


26 Jul 2021

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#220 Surviving and Thriving During Tryout Season with John O'Sullivan and Jerry Lynch

Way of Champions Podcast

This past week, John has been assisting his local competitive soccer club with their annual tryouts, and like most years, tryouts are a trying time! How do you balance the "as many as possible, as long as possible" philosophy with facility shortages, lack of trained coaches, and the fact that competitive teams and leagues require different levels of commitments than some are willing to make? How do athletes prepare mentally to perform their best? How can parents support their kids during this time? How do you support the child who gets cut or moved to a new team? And how can coaches be humane and empathize with their players and parents while at the same time make the difficult decisions they are called to make? We have never covered this in depth on the podcast before, so we figured we would give it a shot this week. Please let us know what you think! This week's podcast is brought to you by our friends at Sports Refund. Many of you probably buy trip insurance, every winter I buy ski pass insurance, to make sure that if I get injured I can get my money back on that expensive investment. Well, many of us spend thousands of dollars on our kids sports club fees, but what if they get hurt? In many cases you cannot get your money back, but now with Sports Refund you can. For just pennies on the dollar, you can make sure that if your child gets sick or injured and misses a month or more you can get your money back, or your club can get paid. It’s a great product, just go to www.sportsrefund.com/game and get your free quote, and if it sounds good you can either get your club to sign up, or you can purchase on your own.  Way of Champions Conference 2021 This weeks podcast is brought to you by the 2021 Way of Champions Leadership Conference, August 21-22, being held virtually this year. We have put together a lineup that is out of this world for our event, and just added Tara VanDerveer, the legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball coach who just broke Pat Summits all time wins record on NCAA hoops. Other guest speakers include Steve Kerr of the Warriors, Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz, multiple time NCAA Champion coaches Anson Dorrance, Cindy Timchal, and Jenny Levy, and mindfulness expert George Mumford. Click here to learn more or register before we sell out! Become a Podcast Champion! This weeks podcast is also sponsored by our Patreon Podcast Champions. Help Support the Podcast and get FREE access to our most popular online courses, a $300 value. If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of our best podcasts, so you don’t have to crash your car trying to take notes! A code to get free access to our online course called “Coaching Mastery,” usually a $97 course, plus four other courses worth over $100, all yours for free for becoming a patron. Other special bonus opportunities that come up time to time Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences. Thank you for all your support these past four years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions

1hr 13mins

16 May 2021

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Ep 7: Dr John O'Sullivan, and how Aussies invented WiFi while thinking about Black Holes.

Idle Australians with James Mathison and Osher Günsberg

In this discover how a plucky team of Aussie researchers (sadly without labcoats, as we'll discover) put their heads together and created the technology now known as WiFi. We're joined by one of the Team - Dr John O'Sullivan - who despite having his tech deployed in some 3-5 billion devices around the world, keeps it pretty low-key. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 May 2021

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Tuesday Night Book Club #22 - Thinking Fast and Slow & The Undoing Project - Review by John O'Sullivan (EP206)

ROTG Presents

The latest Tuesday Night Book Club Review is out now for your listen back. The final TNBC of season one before we break for summer is on 24th May at 8 pm Irish Time. You can sign up here https://tnbc2021.eventbrite.ie#TNBC #tuesdaynightbookclub #bookclub #learning #communityThanks,Rob and Dec


12 May 2021

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70. Parents Find their Way in Youth Sport - Risks & Healthy Approaches, w/ John O'Sullivan

EWS - Efficiently Work Sport

Excited to receive 💥 TedX Speaker and "Changing the Game Project" Founder, John O'Sullivan! Sharing knowledge and resources especially for Parents and Coaches in Youth Sports. _____ Quotations:  "My favorites parts of the week are getting out there with the 13yo boys that I coach in Soccer, because that really keeps me connected to everything that I'm doing - as a Parent, as a Coach, as someone who is trying to create an experience for children that is not transactional, but Transformational (...) not only to make them better on the field, but make them better people."  "We get better by Challenge, when we are at that zone of Proximal Development (Piaget). That comes with winning and losing; not winning all the time. Or losing all the time."   " The most powerful voice in sport is our own. That internal self-talk that says 'I'm not good enough. Why am I here?' OR the one that says 'I got this!' - Recognizing what that internal dialogue is, and training ourselves to change it if it's not helpful..." _____ TIMESTAMPS: Beginning of the Interview > (06:46) About John's Path and Passion > (08:02) Common Messages from Parents to Kids + Lessons from Children > (11:50) (!) The Ride Back Home after a Match > (15:20) Detrimental Factors in certain Approaches to one's Children > (20:24) Contrasting Experiences: Building a Skill > (24:06) Conversation around Failure > (26:08) About Parents' Frustrated Dreams > (31:16) Can You Celebrate Losses? Learning from Disappointments > (33:20) Wide Scope of Values to value in Sports > (36:04) Parent's Role and what Should be Promoted > (45:50) Preconditions to Upwards Spirals in Sports Practice > (49:58) Counter-intuitive Desirable Transition from Individual-focus to Collective-focus > (51:16) About Covid Implications > (52:47) John's #1 Ingredient to E-W-S (when demoralized) > (58:01) _____ References: CTG Website  |  John's Way of Champions Podcast |  John's Books  |  John's TedTalk ___ -- We appreciate your feedback: By leaving a Review for EWS HERE, you are automatically helping athletes/youngsters in need (see website) -- Explore EWS Fully -- Tell us your thoughts / questions by audio - quick and anonymously if wanted 😉 -- We give you tips, can we get some TIPS from you? Support us!

1hr 5mins

24 Mar 2021

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John O'Sullivan -- Changing The Game Project

The Championship Mindset Podcast

John O'Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project. He is also the author of two bestselling #1 books: Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids and Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams. John has been featured on CNN, ESPN, and NBC Sports and has spoken for Tedx, US Soccer, and USA Swimming.


24 Mar 2021

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Episode 3 - SilentMark talk to John O'Sullivan

SilentMark Tries His Best

In this episode, SilentMark talks to comedian, Come Dine With Me contestant, Newsagent Provocateur, Mr John O'Sullivan We talk about his work, where he came from and what he's doing now. Enjoy it--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


1 Mar 2021

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Self - Awareness with John O'Sullivan

The Keeper Institute Podcast

On this episode Tori and Jill are joined by John O'Sullivan from Changing the Game Project. This episode is all about self- awareness in coaches. Tori and Jill ask John about coaching identity, core values, and how that impacts the way we coach and our players development. John is the CEO of Changing the Game Project and Author of 2 #1 Best Selling books, be sure to head over https://changingthegameproject.com to learn more about being creating a healthy and positive experience through sport!


8 Feb 2021