100 episodes

Winning Is Not Everything aims to bring sanity back to youth sports. In each weekly episode, sports-minded kids and their parents will hear conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches that fight the obsession over rankings and trophies in youth sports, and instead emphasizes character development and sportsmanship. Hosted by Sean Jensen, former NFL reporter, children’s book author, and youth sports coach.

Winning is Not Everything Sean Jensen

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Winning Is Not Everything aims to bring sanity back to youth sports. In each weekly episode, sports-minded kids and their parents will hear conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches that fight the obsession over rankings and trophies in youth sports, and instead emphasizes character development and sportsmanship. Hosted by Sean Jensen, former NFL reporter, children’s book author, and youth sports coach.

    #124: J.R. Martinez (Part 3) On Depression And Helping Others After His Life-Changing Army Accident

    #124: J.R. Martinez (Part 3) On Depression And Helping Others After His Life-Changing Army Accident

    In Part 3 of our conversation with J.R. Martinez, a New York Times best-selling author, Army veteran and renown motivational speaker, he explains why joining the Army after high school was the right decision for him, and what pulled him out of depression after his life-changing accident while on duty in Iraq.
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue–chip athletes and coaches.

    • 11 min
    #123: J.R. Martinez (Part 2) On Sports As An Escape From Hard Home Life And Struggling With Acceptance

    #123: J.R. Martinez (Part 2) On Sports As An Escape From Hard Home Life And Struggling With Acceptance

    In Part 2 of our conversation with J.R. Martinez, a New York Times best–selling author, Army veteran and renown motivational speaker, he highlights how sports helped provide a community away from hard times at home, and how he wrestled with being accepted throughout his childhood.
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue–chip athletes and coaches.

    • 18 min
    #122: J.R. Martinez (Part 1) On How His Childhood Trauma Developed His Fearlessness and Resiliency

    #122: J.R. Martinez (Part 1) On How His Childhood Trauma Developed His Fearlessness and Resiliency

    In Part 1 of our conversation with J.R. Martinez - a New York Times best-selling author, Army veteran, and renowned motivational speaker - he shares about the many, many challenges of his childhood that ultimately prepared him for a life-changing accident that required 34 surgeries over 34 months.
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 17 min
    #121: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 4) On The Mental Health Of Young People (Including The "Ultra-Resilient")

    #121: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 4) On The Mental Health Of Young People (Including The "Ultra-Resilient")

    In Part 4 of our conversation with Ruth Brennan Morrey, a mental skills coach and elite, multi-sport athlete, she highlights her concerns for the mental health of young people, including the "ultra-resilient" ones, the need for mindfulness and emotional skills development in schools, as well as her insights for parents and young athletes.
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 8 min
    #120: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 3) On Ways To Create A Healthy Culture On A Team

    #120: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 3) On Ways To Create A Healthy Culture On A Team

    In Part 3 of our conversation with Ruth Brennan Morrey, a mental skills coach and elite, multi-sport athlete, she provides insight on creating a healthy team culture and what she tells the parents of athletes on her team.
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 14 min
    #119: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 2) On How Fixating On Outcomes Inspired Her Passion For Psychology

    #119: Ruth Brennan Morrey (Part 2) On How Fixating On Outcomes Inspired Her Passion For Psychology

    In Part 2 of our conversation with Ruth Brennan Morrey, a mental skills coach and elite, multi-sport athlete, she shares the sheer joy of playing soccer for the University of Wisconsin but how she was shaken to her core in realizing that she was too fixated on outcomes. 
    Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue-chip athletes and coaches.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

chrisrun83 ,

Calling all parents

Especially if you have middle grade athletes who are developing their mentality and habits in sports. I met Sean when I invited him to my school to talk to our older elementary kids as an author, and he delivered spot on to these kids. His books are great and engaging for kids and now his podcast follows it up with lessons and teaching for them to develop a positive athletic focus.

chadg13 ,

Easy and enjoyable

Like the guests and family feel for the interview.

Art - Life of Dad. ,

Great podcast for the family

If you are looking for a positive podcast for the whole family check out Sean's podcast. He has great guests on his show that share the valueable lessons they learned in life.

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