42 episodes

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. 

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    • 4.9 • 222 Ratings

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. 

    Dino Babers on Coaching Principles, Program Building and Collegiate NIL impact

    Dino Babers on Coaching Principles, Program Building and Collegiate NIL impact

    Dino Babers, Head Football Coach at Syracuse University, joins Greg for a deep dive into his principles of coaching (17:39), and what goes into building a competitive football program (34:00). Plus Dino gives a coach's perspective on the collegiate NIL space (45:47).

    Greg also answers listener questions (1:00:30). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social to @YouthInc.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Skip Gilbert On U.S. Youth Soccer, Specialization and Development

    Skip Gilbert On U.S. Youth Soccer, Specialization and Development

    In this episode Greg sits down with Skip Gilbert, CEO of U.S. Youth Soccer. The pair discuss the culture of soccer in America (8:23), negative effects of specialization (18:40) and the importance of coaching in youth development (35:43).
    Greg also answers listener questions (50:20).
    Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.

    • 55 min
    Marcellus Wiley On Maximizing Talent and Developing Internal Drive

    Marcellus Wiley On Maximizing Talent and Developing Internal Drive

    In this episode Greg is joined by Marcellus Wiley, former NFL football player and veteran NFL broadcaster. The pair discuss the pressure of maximizing talent (11:06), the importance of internal drive (23:42) and his journey to Columbia (35:44).
    Greg also answers listener questions (51:44).
    Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.

    • 57 min
    Christian Haynes “Thee BlackBadger” on Being a Full-Time Content Creator

    Christian Haynes “Thee BlackBadger” on Being a Full-Time Content Creator

    In this episode Greg is joined by Christian Haynes, also known as “Thee BlackBadger,” former defensive back for UNC Charlotte and full time content creator. The pair discuss the transition from athlete to content creator (12:34), handling negative comments online (17:58) and how he leveraged his content into a career (24:36).

    Greg also answers listener questions (43:02).
    Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.

    • 50 min
    Yogi Roth on the Elite 11, Coaching Styles, and What Makes a 5 Star QB

    Yogi Roth on the Elite 11, Coaching Styles, and What Makes a 5 Star QB

    In this episode Greg sits down with Yogi Roth, football analyst and New York Times Best-Selling Author & Emmy award-winning filmmaker. The pair discuss the importance of frontloading (23:15), the impact of the Elite 11 (25:30), different approaches to coaching (50:44) and his new book ‘5 Star QB’s’ (1:02:19).

    Greg also answers listener questions (1:04:25). 
    Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tom House On The Mechanics of Pitching, The Power of Play and Handling Failure

    Tom House On The Mechanics of Pitching, The Power of Play and Handling Failure

    In this episode Greg sits down with Tom House, the "father of modern throwing mechanics." The pair discuss developing athletes with the power of play (9:58), how to handle failure (18:41), the importance of warming up (30:18) and of course, the mechanics of pitching (55:11).
    Greg also answers listener questions (59:47)
     Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

toothless567 ,

New to coaching youth

This podcast is the best one out to date or ever!!! Love how he can relate to having a family and being a coach to his kids and explain how to work on your home life relationship with your kids. The advice he gives I can relate and I feel thankful to have stumbled across this podcast. GREG YOUR DOING A WONDERFUL JOB KEEP THESE EPISODES COMING!!!

CMM3045 ,

Listener Question

My son (12), in his words, only wants training equipment and/or training plans to be a better football and basketball player. What is your opinion on the best options out there? Thanks so much for your help!!

gratrp ,

Love this podcast- excellent interviews!

I love listening to the interviews and hearing Greg’s stories. Learn something new with each episode.

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