Is it Wise To Specialize?

Early Sports Specialization Can Have an Impact on Your Child’s Long-Term Athletic Performance. Learn How!

by John O'Sullivan, bestselling author of Changing the Game

FOR ONLY $4.99, You’ll Learn:

  • The facts about early sport specialization that many parents, coaches and organizations don't know but can significantly effect your child's sports experience
  • The path that most athletes have taken to become professional and elite athletes, and gives your child the BEST chance of optimal performance
  • How to ensure sports are physically, psychologically and socially beneficial to your child
  • How to speak to coaches and organizations that are pushing your child down a path that is not supported by the best practices of player development
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  • Changing the Game is, well, a game changer...It will make you a better sports parent, and it will ensure that your children get all the good stuff and avoid most of the bad stuff from participating in sports."

    Jim Taylor, Ph.D.

    Author of Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child
  • Nobody cares more about the integrity of youth sports than John O’Sullivan. . .and that is reflected in his great new book, Changing the Game.”

    Dan Saferstein, Ph.D.

    Author of Win or Lose: A Guide to Sports Parenting and Strength in You: A Student-Athlete’s Guide to Competition and Life
  • Check out all the praise for John O'Sullivan's National Bestseller Changing the Game!

    Over 30 Five-Star Amazon Reviews and Counting!

  • This is hands down the best book I have found on understanding the ever-changing dynamic between children, parents, coaches and the sport they are involved with”

    A 5-Star Review on Amazon for Changing the Game

  • With such a changing climate of youth sports today, this book provides a guide for parents that brings the focus back on what is truly important for a child participating in sports..”

    Angela Hucles,

    two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and founder of the Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series

About the Author

John O'Sullivan is the author of Changing the Game, a columnist for, and a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and Soccer America  His blog at the Changing the Game Project is one the the most widely read youth sports blogs in the US. John is also a nationally known speaker on the topic of creating player-centered youth sports organizations, and recently was a featured speaker at TEDx Bend Oregon.