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This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Mike O’Malley, actor, producer, and youth sport advocate. You have seen Mike on Morning Show, The Good Place, Yes, Dear;  Parks and RecreationJustifiedMy Own Worst EnemyMy Name is EarlWelcome to the Family and The Mike O’Malley Show. Mike is also a champion for youth sports.

During our discussion, we dive into the state of youth sports, yelling during a band performance or writing assignment, and making youth sport teams fair for the benefit of all. Mike shares many great insights on the world of youth sports!

Highlights and great quotes from the this episode:

  • What is the state of youth sports?
  • Allowing your kids to fail and succeed
  • Why aren’t more kids playing multiple sports and learning basic physical skills?
  • Yelling during a band performance or writing assignment
  • Making youth sport teams fair for the benefit of all
  • Deciphering the difference between a pizza party after a win or after a loss
  • Working with Lebron James

More About Mike O’Malley

Mike O’Malley is the creator of the award-winning television series Survivor’s Remorse, which recently completed its four season run on Starz. Currently, he is the showrunner of the LionsGate/Starz hour long drama Heels which began shooting last summer. O’Malley also wrote on Showtime’s Shameless for the first four seasons. As an actor, Mike was nominated for his groundbreaking portrayal of Burt Hummel on Glee, and more recently starred in Wayne, now airing on Amazon. Television acting credits include: Morning Show, The Good Place, Yes, Dear;  Parks and RecreationJustifiedMy Own Worst EnemyMy Name is EarlWelcome to the Family and The Mike O’Malley Show. Film acting credits include: SullyConcussion28 DaysDeep Impact, Cedar Rapids, Eat Pray Love and Meet Dave. Way back when, he hosted the Nickelodeon shows Get the Picture and Guts. Mike co-authored the book for the Broadway musical Jimmy Buffett’s Welcome to Margaritaville and has written two plays that have been published by Samuel French: Three Years from Thirty and Diverting Devotion. His play Searching for Certainty was adapted into the film Certainty, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Boston film Festival. Born in Boston, and raised in New Hampshire, Mr. O’Malley resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their three children.

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