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Brian McBride: Advice to Youth Sport Coaches

By Positive Coaching Alliance, 01/29/19, 12:00PM CST


Brian McBride had a 17-year professional soccer career serving as a captain for the U.S. Men's National Team.

He played professionally for Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and Fulham and earned 96 caps in international competition. He currently serves on PCA's National Advisory Board, is an ESPN analyst, and is a co-founder and CEO of Tipevo , which is focused on bringing a first-of-its-kind digital platform to transform the entire youth sports experience.

McBride explains the privilege coaches around impacting kids for life. He offers coaches perspective on the experience and feelings they had growing up and playing sports. He describes how providing a child with a compliment and nurturing their talents is a unique gift coaches can and should give continuously.

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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

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