Youth Inc.

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Youth Inc. is a journey into the changing world of youth sports in America, led by Greg Olsen: 14 year NFL veteran and father of 3 young children. Presented by Invisalign. After a lifetime of sports, Greg finds himself caught in the uncertainty and stress of balancing his experience as the son of a coach and a pro athlete, the responsibility of being a youth coach, and his primary role as a father. Join Greg on Youth, Inc as he sits down with legacy sports families, coaches, psychologists, authors and more in search of guidance and tools to make the best decisions for his family. 

Episode Date
Bruce Feldman on the fun and challenges of coaching pee wee football
3621
Greg sits down with Bruce Feldman, National College Football Insider for The Athletic. The pair discuss coaching his sons’ pee wee football team (16:06), implementing the “slow mesh” (26:56), and preparing kids for high pressure situations (37:58). Greg also answers listener questions (52:10). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Sep 28, 2022
Larry Nance Jr. on burnout, coaching styles and highlight culture
3777
Greg sits down with Larry Nance Jr, forward for the New Orleans Pelicans. The pair discuss preventing burnout in sport specialization (9:10), adapting to different coaching styles (36:38) and the negative effects of highlight culture (49:46). Greg also answers listener questions (57:46). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Sep 21, 2022
Audiorama Presents - BLOCK FOREVER
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Do you watch Thursday Night Football? Are you a fan of Audible original podcasts? 13-year NFL veteran Ryan Kalil sits down with star players, coaches and NFL personnel to pull back the curtain on the true inner-workings of the league, on a new audible original podcast that releases weekly on WEDNESDAY mornings at 8am. Why is it so hard to build a winning franchise? Ryan searches for that answer and more in an attempt to better understand the game he loves. As a former center, Ryan will also help demystify the most unheralded and unknown part of the game - offensive line play. Join Ryan every Wednesday for smart football conversations that will change the way fans follow and watch the NFL. Available everywhere podcasts are found.
Sep 15, 2022
IMG Academy's Tim Pernetti on what they offer, how it works and how to know if it's right for your child
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Greg joins Tim Pernetti, Chief Operating Officer of IMG Academy, for a deep dive into their approach to athletics and school. The pair discuss scholarships & financial aid opportunities (13:00), recruiting and the application process (19:37), the holistic approach of the IMG Academy and what a day in the life looks like for an IMG student (43:14). Greg also answers listener questions (55:31). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Sep 14, 2022
Josiah Johnson on leveraging social media, handling trolls and controlling your narrative
4138
Greg sits down with Josiah Johnson, the King of #NBATwitter and co-host of the Outta Pocket podcast. The pair discuss benefits & pitfalls of leveraging social platforms (14:16), how to handle internet trolls (38:34), and the importance of athletes controlling their own narrative (47:00).   Greg also answers listener questions (56:26). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Sep 07, 2022
Jennie Finch on travel softball, safety mechanics of pitching and the challenges of coaching
3784
Jennie Finch, softball icon and Olympic gold medalist, sits down with Greg to discuss how travel softball prepared her for the future (13:37), the safety mechanics of pitching (19:29), and the challenges of balancing being a parent while coaching youth softball (38:42). Greg also answers listener questions (56:05). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Aug 31, 2022
Christian Yelich on his unique path to the pros, learning from failure and how small adjustments make for big results
4267
Christian Yelich, left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, joins Greg to discuss traditional baseball player development (15:30), how to deal with adversity and failure (30:10), and the importance of repetition and making small adjustments (41:00). Greg also answers listener questions (59:22). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Michael Gervais on coaching techniques, mindfulness and parental involvement
4389
Dr. Michael Gervais is back! Greg and Dr. Gervais discuss the process of challenging your kids (10:40), the importance of asking questions in coaching (15:42), practicing mindfulness as a family (23:30), and parental involvement in youth sports (34:22). Greg also takes listener questions. Submit your questions on social @YouthInc. Rate, review and subscribe and we'll see you next week!
Aug 17, 2022
Luke Fedlam on what parents need to know about the NIL era
4343
Luke Fedlam, NIL expert & sports attorney, sits down with Greg to discuss what led to the Supreme Court NIL ruling (8:22); its impact on recruiting (21:00) and the transfer portal (43:52), and how universities are adapting to the future (55:17).   Greg also answers listener questions (58:53).   Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Aug 10, 2022
Paul Rabil on founding Premier Lacrosse League, youth access and the history of the game
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Paul Rabil joins the show today to discuss the history of lacrosse (5:30), importance of access for youth sports (24:30), and the growth opportunity with the Premier Lacrosse League (34:13). Greg also reacts and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc
Aug 03, 2022
Tony Harper on travel baseball, the recruiting process, and Perfect Game Youth
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Greg sits down with Tony Harper, Youth Operations Director for Perfect Game Youth. The pair discuss the pros and cons of travel baseball (14:50), Perfect Game’s showcases & the college recruiting process (27:29), and the best resources for youth development (37:13).   Greg also answers listener questions. Submit yours on social @YouthInc. Rate, review, subscribe and we'll see you next week.
Jul 27, 2022
Lisa McCaffrey on Parenting Styles, Taunting and Football in the Family
4903
Greg sits down with Lisa McCaffrey, former Stanford soccer star and mother of four. The pair discuss parenting for different personalities (20:38), taunting in youth sports (44:00), and her husband Ed McCaffrey getting her sons back together at Northern Colorado (53:20). Plus, a special apperance from Lisa’s son and Carolina Panthers running back, Christian McCaffrey.  Greg also answers listener questions. Submit yours on social @YouthInc.   Rate, review, subscribe and we'll see you next week.
Jul 20, 2022
Nancy Lieberman on Title IX, Breaking Barriers and Learning from Kobe & Muhammad Ali
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Greg sits down with Nancy Lieberman, basketball hall of famer & women’s sports icon. The pair discuss playing at Rucker Park as a little girl (11:47), learning from Kobe Bryant & Muhammad Ali (23:06), the opportunities Title IX created (30:29), and coaching her son, American-Israeli professional basketball player T.J Cline (48:40). Greg also reacts and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Jul 13, 2022
Greg Answers Listener Questions
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The Q+A episode! Greg tackles questions from Youth Inc listeners head-on. Topics include when kids should start playing tackle football (3:35), how to handle a sibling rivalry (9:37), and how coaching impacts a spouse (36:47). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Jul 06, 2022
Jack Marucci on the Marucci Brand, Injury Prevention and Orlando Cabrera
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Greg sits down with Jack Marucci, LSU Director of Athletic Training and founder of Marucci Sports. The pair discuss the shed origin story of Marucci Bats (12:35), the time when Red Sox player Orlando Cabrera used a Marucci Bat for the first time in an MLB game (22:56), and cutting edge technology used for preventative measures for young athletes (31:06). Greg also reacts and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Jun 29, 2022
A Special Father's Day Episode with Chris Olsen
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Greg is joined by a youth sports legend: his father, Chris Olsen. Chris shares how he built a legendary high school football program (17:44) and provides insight into the parenting approach that molded Greg and his brothers (36:25). Plus, Greg and Chris respond to listener questions like: What is one teaching moment that Chris wishes he handled differently with Greg? Do parents these days have it harder or easier than previous generations? Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg at @YouthInc on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Jun 22, 2022
Kim Mulkey on cultivating a competitive spirit, recruiting and the parallels of parenting and coaching
4275
Greg sits down with Kim Mulkey, Hall of Fame Coach & Head Women's Basketball Coach at LSU. The pair discuss the importance of passion in sports and cultivating a competitive spirit (17:32), the recruiting process for high school athletes (31:30), and her parenting philosophy in raising two high level athletes (42:55). Greg also reacts and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Jun 15, 2022
Tom Farrey on youth sports access, the quality of local sports teams and the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports
4323
Greg sits down with Tom Farrey, the founder of the Aspen Institute’s Sports and Society Program. The pair discuss the issue of access & resources for kids in youth sports (8:03), the importance of lifting the quality of local sports teams (19:22) and the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports, developing a higher standard for youth sports organizations (36:53).   Greg also reacts and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc
Jun 08, 2022
Rick Macci on training the Williams sisters, managing parents, and assessing true greatness
4202
Greg sits down with legendary tennis coach Rick Macci, who was recently portrayed in the Oscar-winning film King Richard. The pair discuss Rick's process with parents (13:51), his experiences with pros like Serena (49:56) and how to spot the next great pro tennis competitor (24:25).  Greg also reacts to a New York Times article about tennis academies recruiting younger kids, and takes listener questions. Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
Jun 01, 2022
Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch on Legacy, Parenting and Embracing Expectations
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Greg is joined by two NASCAR legends: Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch, for a special sit down episode in Charlotte, NC. The three discuss the balance between support and failure (21:51), losing and sportsmanship (48:18), how to manage and embrace expectations (1:06:52). Plus, Greg and producer Tasha take listener questions. Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg at @YouthInc on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.  
May 25, 2022
Project Play Summit Panel on Access to Youth Sports, Rec Leagues, and Finding Quality Coaches
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Live from the Project Play Summit in Washington, DC, Greg sits down with a panel of experts in the space:  Jean Lee Batrus, MLB/MLBPA Youth Development Foundation Jason Sacks, Chief Development Officer, Positive Coaching Alliance Jose Corona, VP, Programs/Partnerships - Eat.Learn.Play Foundation The group discusses the challenges that influence participation and access to sports (8:43), quality and positive coaching at the youth level (24:09) and how to address the needs and wants of different kids and communities through sport (20:00).  Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg on social media: @YouthInc.
May 18, 2022
Jim Boeheim on Coaching His Sons, Recruiting and the New Era of NIL and Transfer Portal
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Legendary college basketball coach Jim Boeheim joins Greg on the show to discuss "the best season he's ever had" coaching his sons (10:44), recruiting challenges and wins (24:12) and how he's handling the new era of collegiate athletics (40:52). Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg at @YouthInc. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
May 11, 2022
Mike Brey on the recruiting landscape, his coaching philosophy and the impact of Coach K
4613
Notre Dame's Head Men's Basketball Mike Brey joins Youth Inc this week. Greg and Coach Brey talk about the college recruiting landscape (19:35), his coaching philosophy and what he learned from Duke's Coach K (31:13) and the importance of developing confidence in a team (47:42). Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg at @YouthInc. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
May 04, 2022
Malachi & Eric Nelson on Decommitting from Oklahoma, USC Head Coach Lincoln Riley and NIL Deals
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Los Alamitos High School Quarterback and Recent USC commit Malachi Nelson and his father Eric Nelson joins Youth Inc this week. Greg and Malachi talk Sport Specialization (19:52), recruiting landscape and following Lincoln Riley to USC (37:57) and the impact of NIL deals for college athletes (58:44).
Apr 27, 2022
Russell Wilson on the trade, his youth coaching philosophy and the importance of self talk
5228
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson joins Youth Inc. just weeks after his recent trade from the Seattle Seahawks. Greg and Russell discuss how to balance playing multiple sports at the youth level (31:31), using imagery in parenting and coaching (49:28), and the effect of the language on a child's athletic abilities and skills (58:20).
Apr 20, 2022
Keith Tkachuk discusses youth hockey programs in the United States, moving around the country, and the USHL
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Legendary National Hockey League player Keith Tkachuk joins Youth Inc. today to share his experience in American hockey. Greg and Keith discuss the regional nature of hockey (20:11), the huge commitments some youth hockey players make to excel (29:50) and the importance of trusting the coaches as a parent (55:22). Please rate, review and subscribe. Follow us on social media and submit your questions for Greg at @YouthInc. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
Apr 13, 2022
Eric Weddle discusses Super Bowl Win, and Experience growing up as a multi-sport athlete
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Greg is reunited with his friend, NFL veteran and recent Super Bowl champion Eric Weddle. Eric and Greg discuss Eric's experience growing up as a multi-sport athlete (17:21), the balance between pushing your child and taking their lead (28:17) and Eric's core coaching philosophies in anticipation of his new head football coach role (1:08:41). Please rate, review and subscribe and follow us on social media @YouthInc. We love hearing from you!Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
Apr 06, 2022
BONUS: Roy Williams during UNC Title Run discussing the Team and Program
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College Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Roy Williams joins Greg for a special episode ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four matchup between UNC and Duke. Coach Williams shares how he prepares young men for big moments (4:40), his relationship with Coach K (13:25) and his experience in parenting and youth sports (17:35). Plus, he makes a prediction for Saturday's game (spoiler: he may be biased).
Apr 01, 2022
Sam Mewis and her dad talkUSWNT, sports specialization, how he raised two elite soccer stars
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Sam Mewis is a current US Women's National Team midfielder, 2019 FIFA World Cup Champion and 2020 US Female Soccer Player of the Year. Sam and her father, Bob, sit down with Greg to discuss sport specialization (13:35), playing and competing with Kristie Mewis (19:50) and sacrifices their family made (39:56). Plus, Sam and Bob give Greg some sage advice for his nine-year old daughter's soccer team (28:19).
Mar 30, 2022
Cooper Manning on Arch Manning Future,, a Football Family, and Parenting in 2022
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Greg is joined by American entrepreneur, father, and television host Cooper Manning to talk about raising a family of successful athletes, his son Arch and his experience in the recruiting system, and the values he learned growing up in the Manning household. 
Mar 23, 2022
Shawn Johnson discusses Olympics, Motherhood, and the importance of balance in youth sports
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Greg is joined by Olympic gold-medal gymnast, mother of two and New York Times bestselling author Shawn Johnson. Shawn discusses importance of balance in youth sports (15:40), the coaching style and 20-year relationship with Liang Chow (31:22), and how having fun in training makes a successful athlete (52:08).
Mar 16, 2022
Jerry Rice (LIVE) talking Worth Ethic, Parenting, and His Coaching Future
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Greg sits down with his childhood hero and NFL Legend Jerry Rice in Los Angeles during Super Bowl week. Jerry shares stories about his legendary work ethic (12:47), values and accountability (23:40), and why he's probably not joining Deion in the collegiate coaching ranks (35:39). Please rate, review and subscribe and follow us on social media @YouthInc. Special thanks our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
Mar 09, 2022
Dr. Michael Gervais on the State of Youth Sports and Parenting in America
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Greg is joined by world-renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais. The two discuss cultivating an environment of growth (19:12), the importance of the mental aspect of sport (43:20), the state of youth sports today (1:16:15) and more. Please rate, review and subscribe and follow us on social media @YouthInc. Special thanks our presenting sponsor: Invisalign.
Mar 09, 2022
Welcome to Youth Inc.
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Youth Inc. is a journey into the changing world of youth sports in America, led by Greg Olsen: 14 year NFL veteran and father of 3 young children. After a lifetime of sports, Greg finds himself caught in the uncertainty and stress of balancing his experience as the son of a coach and a pro athlete, the responsibility of being a youth coach, and his primary role as a father. Join Greg on Youth, Inc as he sits down with legacy sports families, coaches, psychologists, authors and more in search of guidance and tools to make the best decisions for his family. 
Feb 18, 2022