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Brian McBride: Advice to Youth Sport Coaches

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Brian McBride, @BMcBride20), 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 PCA's National Advisory Board and is the General Manager of the USMNT.

McBride explains the privilege around coaches 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.