Are today's young athletes being coddled?

Are today's young athletes being coddled?


One of the hottest topics in youth sports today – the perceived coddling of young athletes – will be explored at the upcoming Youth Sports Congress in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16-19.

The session, Kids These Days! Exploring the Generational Issues in Youth Sports Today, will kick off the slate of sessions on tap for Friday, Nov. 18 at the 15th annual Congress, the signature event of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

The Congress is a four-day comprehensive educational experience designed specifically for youth sports administrators. This training allows attendees to participate in the Congress, the Athletic Business Show, and maintain or earn their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential.

This session examining coddling in youth sports will be led by Dr. Brian Greenwood, an associate professor in the Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in California.

Greenwood is an award-winning professor and engaging speaker, and his work has been published in numerous journals. He is also currently serving as an assistant editor for an upcoming book on youth sports.

Attendees at this session will gain valuable knowledge and insight on the issues related to the perceived coddling of young athletes as well as learn about age-appropriate development policies and practices being utilized around the country. Plus, they will be presented with a game plan for addressing and communicating these issues with parents, coaches and the public in their communities.

You can register HERE for the Youth Sports Congress, which will take place at the Orange County Convention Center; and for more information visit HERE, or call (800) 729-2057.

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