I got more than I bargained for when I visited the Ventura County Fusion’s club offices on Thursday. In addition to meeting up my primary contact Ranbir Shergill, I was introduced to the club’s charismatic Director of Grassroots Soccer, Pat O’Brien.

Pat has been with the club since its inception in 2006 and during that time has coached players of all ages. We got chatting about some of the issues with youth soccer, and that’s when I realized I needed to grab my camera and hit record.

It’s a long conversation, but Pat has some keen insights and observations. I’m biased, but I’d say it’s definitely worth the watch (or listen).