John-OSullivan

John O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan remembers when youth sports was about children competing with other children instead of adults competing with each other through their kids. Following nearly three decades as a soccer player and coach, O’Sullivan began working to reshape youth sports and inspire a major shift in culture. After serving as a youth coach for the Portland Timbers in Bend, he founded the Changing the Game Project and is now an international speaker and national best-selling author of Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports back to Our Kids. His writing has also been featured in the Huffington Post, Soccer America Magazine and The Soccer Wire.

YouTube

Connect

TEDxBend is a community event.

TEDxBend is a living, breathing, dynamic exchange of energy and it needs you.

Volunteer Donate Contact

Stay in the know on future TEDxBend events.
Sign up for our newsletter here.