“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.

Active#036 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Matt Young, Quality Sports Hub- Operation manual for actioning athlete development

57:18 minutes podcast.

Matt was introduced to the power of sport by a teacher who helped him use sports as a conduit to self-actualization. He has spent the last 25 years learning, coaching, mentoring, and experiencing the positive impact sport can have on lives. He has an impressive bio.

He has presented to the NHL / PGA / Project Play / USOPC / Norwegian Sport Federation and a handful of National, Provincial & Local sport organizations in Canada


Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2010 & 1999
Authored &/or co-authored 7 published books
Founder 60 Min Kids Club Inc 2010-present
TEDx Stanley Park Speaker 2015
Canadian Sport for Life Physical Literacy Advisory Board 2016
Executive Producer No Running Documentary 2016
Executive Producer of The Cost of Winning Documentary 2017

Over $6,000,000.00 raised for charity.
Founder of H2V coast to Coast charity ride across Canada 1M-2007
Founder of CP Adventure Challenge benefiting terminally ill children 2M; 2005-present
Founder of the train the trainer concept 1.75m to community charities 2000-present
Founder & producer of 1st ever media reality series. Fitness Fantasy 2010

His athletic achievements are pretty good too
Guinness World record holder fastest bike relay across Canada-2007
Australia Bike relay Cairns to Melbourne in 8 days-2009
2 time Ironman finisher 02/05, 5 time 1/2 Ironman finisher 2000-2007
10 time marathon finisher New York, Honolulu, Sahara Desert
24hr Mtn bike 1st place finish 24hrs of Adrenalin -2013 & 24hrs of light -2011
Multi day stage race run finisher Sahara desert 2008
Kilimanjaro 2008, Mt Ranier 2013 & Machu Picchu Summit 2010


0:00     Podcast intro

2:30     Introducing Matt Young

6:15     It begun with free play and good quality physical movements from educated teachers.

10:15   Operation manual for actioning athlete development (not technical & tactical development). A discussion about behavior change, culture, values, accountability, and intentionality amongst a myriad of important aspects.

29:05   Let’s talk about the 80% of development, the non-technical & tactical.

35:00   How can clubs start a positive change right now?

42:25   Biggest treat to increased participation

51:50   Matt’s “Sound of music” of youth sport



What is quality athlete development video


Cost of winning:




Web:  https://www.qualitysporthub.com/

Email: matt@qualitysporthub.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-young-3a133310/

Twitter: @mattyoung101