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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 26, 2019

David Epstein is the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.
Highlights from the Podcast:
Min 2: The debate between Epstein and Gladwell, and why the 10,000 rule is wrong
Min 10: "Breadth of training predicts breadth of transfer”
Min 23: "Teaching with hints”
Min 28: How to use “spacing" to increase learning  
Min 33: Why current performance is not a good indication of learning
Min 40: Sport sampling and the fear of leaving the “sports pipeline” 
Min 48: The world's finest youth academy is not the best developmental system
Min 55: The diversity of movement and lowering the chance of overuse injury
Min 59: The true meaning of GRIT and the studies that explain it
Resources Mentioned:
The debate between Epstein and Gladwell [video]
Joy of the People [article
Relative age at U17 euros [article
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman [book]
The Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating and sustaining success by Simon Timson [book]
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth [book]
Books by David Epstein:
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World [link
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance [link
The Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating and sustaining success [link
Connect with David Epstein


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