1 hr 27 min

Episode 26: Matt Young - Developing Culture, Character, + Confidence in Youth Sports Champion Conversations Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

By the time they’re 13, over two thirds of youth sports athletes have dropped out. Why? The pressures of a results-obsessed system, profits being prioritized over development, and sports parents and coaches failing to get on the same page. Another problem is that while only a handful of participants will make it to the pros, the entire youth sports model is fixated on “elite” performance.

Matt Young and his partners at FSQ Sport have made it their mission to shake up youth sports. They partner with clubs, governing bodies, and associations to put the focus back on kids and establish development benchmarks and systems. This helps set high standards while giving children space to learn the soft skills that will set them up to become responsible and confident adults. Matt also incorporates best practices from other countries that emphasize sustainable, long-term development of well-rounded young people over box scores, win-loss records, and other stats.

In this episode, Matt shares:
· How to create shared values + expectations for young athletes, parents, and coaches
· Why development is the best benchmark of ongoing success
· Which 12 words can focus youth sports teams on the right priorities
· Why every sports parent should focus on supporting their children first
· How culture, character, + confidence are 80% of youth development

Learn more from Matt via his Twitter feed, @mattyoung101 , and check out the FSQ Sport website, fsqsport.com.

By the time they’re 13, over two thirds of youth sports athletes have dropped out. Why? The pressures of a results-obsessed system, profits being prioritized over development, and sports parents and coaches failing to get on the same page. Another problem is that while only a handful of participants will make it to the pros, the entire youth sports model is fixated on “elite” performance.

Matt Young and his partners at FSQ Sport have made it their mission to shake up youth sports. They partner with clubs, governing bodies, and associations to put the focus back on kids and establish development benchmarks and systems. This helps set high standards while giving children space to learn the soft skills that will set them up to become responsible and confident adults. Matt also incorporates best practices from other countries that emphasize sustainable, long-term development of well-rounded young people over box scores, win-loss records, and other stats.

In this episode, Matt shares:
· How to create shared values + expectations for young athletes, parents, and coaches
· Why development is the best benchmark of ongoing success
· Which 12 words can focus youth sports teams on the right priorities
· Why every sports parent should focus on supporting their children first
· How culture, character, + confidence are 80% of youth development

Learn more from Matt via his Twitter feed, @mattyoung101 , and check out the FSQ Sport website, fsqsport.com.

1 hr 27 min

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