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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan and brought to you by Changing The Game Project.


Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

May 24, 2020

This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome Dr Neeru Jayanthi, Emory Sports Medicine & Tennis Medicine physician specializing in research on safety and risks of young athletes. You may recognize his name. We have mentioned him in blogs and podcasts, and his work is cited all over the youth sports world. We discuss how his young athlete patients are feeling much better since being able to take a long break from sports, why “multi-movement” is important to a child’s physical development, and how we can keep our kids healthy. 
You can find him on Twitter @neerujayanthi or email him at

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Why are kids healing faster now than before?
  • Are there some kids that should play a single sport all year long?
  • What is the difference between multi-sport and multi-movement?
  • How important is specialized sampling in a young athletes life?
  • Every child is build differently, play accordingly 
  • How does physical load level effect a child’s injury rate?
  • Why are the quality of life ratings lower for college athletes than non-college athletes?
  • The pandemic has shown many kids the importance of an “off-season"
  • What does a positive physical literacy youth sports group look like?
  • John makes a prediction about what kids will look like when we return to sports (#grothspurt)

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