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Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids

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Conventional wisdom holds that youth sports are a positive experience for our children. Unfortunately, 70% of kids drop out of organized athletics by the age of 13. Most of these children quit because our youth sports culture has taken the ‘play out of ‘play ball. A shift in values, the rise of expensive youth sports models, and the myth of abundant athletic scholarships has led parents and coaches to focus on wins instead of enjoyment, and trophies at the expense of development. As a result, every day increasing numbers of children quit playing sports that are no longer enjoyable. Conventional wisdom is wrong.

In Changing the Game, John OSullivan draws upon three decades of high level playing and coaching experience to take us behind the scenes of competitive youth sports, and demonstrates how they have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra competitive, adult centered enterprise that is failing our children. He then teaches parents that the secret to raising happy, high performing children begins by helping them attain a positive mindset, and an enjoyable youth sports environment. By following seven actionable principles of high performance, parents can give their children a competitive edge, while at the same time making youth sports a positive experience for their family, their community, and their country.

“The romance is gone, the fun has disappeared, and children no longer simply ‘play sports,” says OSullivan. Changing the Game is a call to action to reverse this trend. It will change how you think about youth sports. It will teach you the secrets of high performance. It will help your children to perform better. And it will put the “play” back in “play ball” for all of our young athletes. Are you ready to take action? Are you ready to change the game?

Synopsis:

The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John OSullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.

Synopsis:

Every year over 40 million children play youth sports in the United States, yet nearly 70% of kids drop out of organized athletics by the age of 13. Most of these children quit because our youth sports culture has taken the ‘play out of ‘play ball. A shift in values, the rise of expensive youth sports models, and the myth of abundant athletic scholarships has led parents and coaches to focus on wins instead of enjoyment, and trophies at the expense of development. As a result, every day increasing numbers of children quit playing sports. This is a dangerous trend.

In Changing the Game, John OSullivan draws upon two decades of high level playing and coaching experience to take us behind the scenes of competitive youth sports, and shows us how they have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra competitive, adult centered enterprise. Through extensive research and interviews, he demonstrates that our current youth sports culture is harming our children, and needs to change. He then outlines a plan that not only helps parents raise competent, confident, and fearless competitors, but does so while making sports enjoyable again. Changing the Game advises parents to help their children find their own passion in life, and provides them with a path to make positive changes in their family, their community, and their country.

“The romance is gone, the fun has disappeared, and children no longer simply ‘play sports,” says OSullivan. Changing the Game is a call to action to reverse this trend, simply by helping our own kids become high performers. Are you ready to take action for your child? Are you ready to change the game?

About the Author

John OSullivan is the founder of the Changing the Game Project, and currently coaches for the Portland Timbers Youth Academy of Major League Soccer. For the past two decades he has been a successful soccer coach on the youth, high school and collegiate level. He is a former NCAA Division I soccer player, and played professionally for the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL. John speaks nationwide to coaches, parents and young athletes about developing athletic excellence and leadership within positive sporting environments. He is a 1994 graduate of Fordham University, and received his Masters Degree from the University of Vermont in 2003. John holds an “A” License from the US Soccer Federation and a National Youth Coaching License from US Youth Soccer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781614486466
Subtitle:
The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids
Author:
O'sullivan, John
Author:
O'Sullivan, John
Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Coaching - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Sports Psychology
Subject:
Sports Psychology
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Coaching General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
& RECREATION / Sports Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.46 in 0.58 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John OSullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.
"Synopsis" by ,
Every year over 40 million children play youth sports in the United States, yet nearly 70% of kids drop out of organized athletics by the age of 13. Most of these children quit because our youth sports culture has taken the ‘play out of ‘play ball. A shift in values, the rise of expensive youth sports models, and the myth of abundant athletic scholarships has led parents and coaches to focus on wins instead of enjoyment, and trophies at the expense of development. As a result, every day increasing numbers of children quit playing sports. This is a dangerous trend.

In Changing the Game, John OSullivan draws upon two decades of high level playing and coaching experience to take us behind the scenes of competitive youth sports, and shows us how they have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra competitive, adult centered enterprise. Through extensive research and interviews, he demonstrates that our current youth sports culture is harming our children, and needs to change. He then outlines a plan that not only helps parents raise competent, confident, and fearless competitors, but does so while making sports enjoyable again. Changing the Game advises parents to help their children find their own passion in life, and provides them with a path to make positive changes in their family, their community, and their country.

“The romance is gone, the fun has disappeared, and children no longer simply ‘play sports,” says OSullivan. Changing the Game is a call to action to reverse this trend, simply by helping our own kids become high performers. Are you ready to take action for your child? Are you ready to change the game?

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