Youth Inc.

Youth Inc.

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.

Episodes

December 14, 2022 50 mins
In this episode Greg is joined by his former Carolina Panthers teammate Luke Keuchly. The pair discuss the high school football experience & recruiting (13:06), his approach to watching film (28:13) and coaching Pop Warner Football together (35:38). Greg also answers listener questions (42:38). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc. Sports Refund has options for individuals and organizations. Ask ...
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In this episode Greg sits down with Kevin Harvick, professional stock car racer and Daytona 500 winner. The pair discuss the youth racing landscape (4:36), the high costs of racing (21:28) and the importance of access & strategy (28:03). Greg also answers listener questions (49:51). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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In this episode Greg sits down with Tim Glase, Director of Operations and Development at Pop Warner. The pair discuss the evolution of Pop Warner (10:22), differences in regional & local leagues (23:24) and the challenges of youth sports coaching (42:56). Greg also answers listener questions (1:03:50).  Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc
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In this episode Greg is joined by sports journalist Pat Forde. The pair discuss the transfer portal (10:00) and the college football playoff expansion (13:16), lifestyles of swim athletes (24:23) and being present for his daughter’s Olympic Silver Medal in Tokyo (39:00).   Greg also answers listener questions (52:51). Rate, review, subscribe and submit your questions on social @YouthInc.
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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.
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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.
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September 16, 2022 1 min
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 ...
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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 yo...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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