“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.
#020 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Glen Mulcahy of Paradigm Sport & For the Love of the game in Canada
64:59 minute podcast.
Glen Mulcahy is a professional speaker & coach, mentor with a down to earth flair who shares his knowledge from a lifetime of involvement in multiple sports as athlete, coach and parent. Glen is passionate about sharing what he has learned to “bring the game back to the kids”, while leading others to do the same.
Glen grew up playing multiple sports across Canada and played on provincial winning teams in Hockey, Football and Rugby. He is a graduate and now a mentor of the University of British Columbia’s Kinesiology Program. Soon after he graduated from UBC where he started coaching, and he has now coached men, women, boys and girls in slow-pitch, hockey, baseball, softball, rugby and ball hockey for over 2 decades.
His various hats in the youth sports space include;
• Founder and CEO, PARADIGM Sports
• Executive Director, For the Love of the Game
• Canadian Speaker for Changing the Game Project
• Member of the Quality Coaching Collective
• Hockey Canada NCCP Facilitator and Regional Evaluation Coordinator for BC Hockey
He has also contributed to various print, radio, TV Media articles and affiliate blog sites including; The Vancouver Sun, Province, Times Colonist, Roundhouse Radio, CTV Morning Live and more recently Today’s Parent.
64:59 min Overview:
2:00 Glen Mulcahy Bio
5:35 Glen’s sporting background & and why he got involved in coaching.
19:10 There is no such thing as elite 8 or 10-year old.
23:45 Structured play and the digital era may rob children from free play.
33:00 Parents & Coaches expectations is not benefiting children in sport-Collaboration and engagement can turn this around.
41:51 Which child will improve by sitting on the bench?
49:00 A Dad’s distraught call about his son quitting sport and how it turned around.
55:49 Do our children work sport or play sport?
58:49 Last words from Glen which will help you
All Blacks video Glen referred to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32n1JHaDTg4
To contact Glen Mulcahy