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Oscar McBride    

Oscar McBride is a former NFL player, graduate of Notre Dame, author, and Chairman of the Fit4Life Youth Foundation.

Oscar McBride is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame du lac (94) where he was a four year football letter winner under Coach Lou Holtz. After playing in the NFL, Oscar received his Masters degree in Coaching, Athletic Administration and Exercise Science from Concordia University and is currently pursuing his doctorate in education with an emphasis in athletic administration and leadership from Northcentral University.

Oscar is Chairman of the Fit4Life Youth Foundation, a California non-profit organization. This foundation operates various programs including Relentless Sports and Red Zone Youth Passing League which are dedicated to youth fitness, wellness and character development.

Fit4Life is also involved in international and community outreach. During the summer of 2010, Oscar traveled to Uganda and visited several of Ugandas Catholic schools and parishes where he mentored young people while using sport (American flag football) as the relational platform. An experienced educator and coach, he recently taught while coaching both football and basketball at a local Catholic high school in Orange County, CA.

Currently Oscar coaches high school varsity football and was recently awarded the coveted 2011 Double Goal Coach Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. In 2009, Oscar co-founded the Notre Dame-endorsed Positive Athletes Leadership Society (PALS). PALS is a high school organization that encourages athletics as a path to leadership, maturity, ministry, and service.

A published author, Oscar released Relentless Wisdom in the spring of 2011. Relentless Wisdom although profound takes an objective yet satirical look at a sport as it impacts the cognitive and social development of todays youth.

Oscar is a member of the National Positive Coaching Alliance, the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the American Football Coaches Association, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, World Class Speakers & Entertainers Bureau,


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Y.E.A.R.S. - Youth Educational Advancement Redefined by Sport

This topic underscores the importance of sport in the cognitive, social and character development of young people. Also challenges parents, coaches and athletes to look at athletics beyond wins and losses but more of an opportunity to help young people grow into productive members of society.

Sport is Life

This topic highlights the presence of sport in everything we do. From our chosen profession to our personal relationships any and all experiences can be related to something learned/taught in sport educational environments (See Ask Oscar Blog)

Performance Enhancement through Positive Imagery

This topic is specific to understanding the importance of visualizing success before it happens. Simple psychology would suggest that we are what we think we are whether in athletics or business taking the time to employ a positive imagery exercise has proven itself valuable to many highly successful individuals.

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