Private Coaching Co. | Owen McBride

May 28, 12:02 AM

In this episode, we talk about Owen's journey as a decorated soccer player as well as other sports, having received 2 silver medals in the AAA Provincial Championships, a bronze medal in the Sportcheck Canadian National Championship, and a silver medal in the BC Summer Games. We will also be discussing how his story motivated him to change the sport experience for millions of kids worldwide with Private Coaching Co. which aims to provide one-on-one and small group sports training sessions.

Owen McBride is an accomplished athlete who recently founded Private Coaching Co. alongside his team to create positive sport experiences for youth athletes of all skill levels and ages.

In this episode, we talk about Owen's journey as a decorated soccer player as well as other sports, having received 2 silver medals in the AAA Provincial Championships, a bronze medal in the Sportcheck Canadian National Championship, and a silver medal in the BC Summer Games. We will also be discussing how his story motivated him to change the sport experience for millions of kids worldwide with Private Coaching Co. which aims to provide one-on-one and small group sports training sessions. 

Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
01:15 Where Owen grew up and his opinion growing up with multiple sports
03:21 What makes sports fun
05:56 Being forced to specialize in a sport at a young age and why Owen chose soccer over baseball
09:11 Why Owen began the journey of Private Coaching Co., single-sport burnout, and the physical and mental tolls of the elite sports environment
13:46 The balance of sports and social life. Encouraging being stress-free and making mistakes
16:31 Early specialization sports injuries and guided warm-ups
19:08 The stigma of the word ‘elite’ at younger ages
21:34 Lack of multi-sport and athletic capabilities in young children
25:03 What type of programs and coaches Private Coaching Co. offers and the goal to expand beyond North Vancouver
29:35 The vision for Private Coaching Co. 5 years from now and Owen’s aspiration to reach millions of kids
31:07 What the better normal could be for sports versus what it was before COVID-19
33:56 Parental pressure on kids to pursue specific sports. Owen’s motto to allow kids to be in the ‘driver’s seat’
36:48 Competing with video games, esports, and the need for kids to be active
41:10 Inclusivity and affordability in sports
42:53 Upcoming Private Coaching Co. summer clinics
44:31 Outro

The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally aired live on For the Love of the Game's Facebook page and YouTube channel.