Advice for Youth Sports Coaches from Brian McBride

Brian McBride had a 17 year professional soccer career serving as a captain for the US 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 Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board.

The Positive Coaching Alliance has a great library of information and videos for first-time coaches, and particularly first-time youth coaches.

In this video, Brian 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.

There are also great resources here for 1st time coaches.