“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.


#004: Interview with John O’Sullivan, Founder of Changing the Game Project

3:00     Introduction to John O’Sullivan

5:30     Why are kids leaving sport?

9:50     Changing the Game Project

15:00   Amanda Visik’s study into why children play sport

21:30   How can parents help and how can we return the ownership of youth sport to our kids

39:00   Coaches are generally busy parents who wants to help, what does it take for coaches to develop their coaching skills (it’s more then X’s & O’s)

42:00   LTAD (Long Term Athlete Model)

46:00   Life-long learners

52:00   Resources available from Changing the Game Project


56:54 minutes podcast. John O’Sullivan founder of Changing the Game Project has a real passion for kid’s sport. He is an Author of three books including best seller on Amazon “Changing the Game project” with close to 500, 5 star reviews.

He has also written “The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids” and “Is it Wise to Specialize”?

He is a globally sought-after speaker

In his podcast series, “Way of Champions” he interviews leaders of the world in coaching, education & Research. People like;

*Tom Statham: Junior coach at Manchester United

*Todd Bean: Who continuing the Legacy of Johan Croyff. He spent 14 years alongside the great man

*John Kessel: USA Volleyball Director of Sport Development and globally sought-after speaker.

*Anson Dorrance: A former U.S. National Women’s Team Head Coach in Soccer with a world title and Induction to the Hall of Fame in USA

*And what about his interview with Kris Van Der Hagen, Belgium Director of coaching. He brought Belgium football from world ranking of 66 in 2000 to No1.

The list goes on and on and he has taken time out to be with “Off the Pitch with Active”. He shares a ton of gold so have your note pad and a pen ready this will positively impact your sporting children’s life.

Below are links John mentions in this podcast


Online courses for parents.


Here is John O’Sullivan’s TEDx talk. Watch it and it will change the way you look at youth sport.


How to connect with John O’Sullivan

Facebook @ChangingTheGameProject

Twitter @CTGProjectHQ