20 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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    • 5.0 • 174 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. 

    Jack Marucci on the Marucci Brand, Injury Prevention and Orlando Cabrera

    Jack Marucci on the Marucci Brand, Injury Prevention and Orlando Cabrera

    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.

    • 57 min
    A Special Father's Day Episode with Chris Olsen

    A Special Father's Day Episode with Chris Olsen

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kim Mulkey on cultivating a competitive spirit, recruiting and the parallels of parenting and coaching

    Kim Mulkey on cultivating a competitive spirit, recruiting and the parallels of parenting and coaching

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tom Farrey on youth sports access, the quality of local sports teams and the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

    Tom Farrey on youth sports access, the quality of local sports teams and the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Rick Macci on training the Williams sisters, managing parents, and assessing true greatness

    Rick Macci on training the Williams sisters, managing parents, and assessing true greatness

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch on Legacy, Parenting and Embracing Expectations

    Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch on Legacy, Parenting and Embracing Expectations

    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.
     

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

KPCT4 ,

Enjoy

I enjoy listening to your podcast each week on different topics. I was involved in youth sports for over 25 years. From watching my kids play in witch they are grown now . Coaching and assisted in directing youth program. Now. I current run the scoreboard for all football and baseball events at the High School near by my home. Greg keep this going youth sports is a great thing and all parents should listen to your podcast. I will get the word about your podcast.

Rharrisphd ,

Love it. One question.

I love the show and the perspectives on kids parents and teaching. One question, do you have a view head injuries and CTE and at what point kids should be allowed to play tackle football. Thanks. Looking for your comment.

Knights Coach Rob ,

Outstanding!

Outstanding conversations that mirror many of those that we have at our dinner table each week. My son plays baseball and I have been able to take many things that I learned here and apply it to not only him, but his team as well.

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