Congress session: Gender Equity in Youth Sports

Congress session: Gender Equity in Youth Sports


As recreation leaders navigate the difficulties accompanying youth sports programming these days, it’s just as important as ever that they understand, embrace and abide by gender equity laws such as Title IX, and others.

At the upcoming Virtual Youth Sports Congress on Nov. 4-6, conducted by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, Kim Turner will share valuable insights during a session she is presenting on this topic that affects all youth sports programs. 

During her presentation – Gender Equity in Youth Sports – she’ll cover why all youth need robust and equal sports opportunities no matter their gender; how to assess gender equity in programming; and how to take concrete short- and longer-term actions to instill greater equity for years to come. 

Turner is a Senior Staff Attorney at the San Francisco-based Legal Aid at Work, and she works with the Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project. Through litigation, education and policy work, she advocates for equality, with a specific focus on athletic opportunities for female youth, particularly in low-income communities.  

She graduated from Cardozo Law School in New York City in 2008, and she received a B.A. from Brown University in 2002, double concentrating in public policy and sociology. She also played on the volleyball team at Brown. 

Her session is part of three outstanding days of Congress sessions to help keep you ahead of the curve during these challenging times where professional development is more important than ever. Plus, it’s the perfect time to maintain or earn your Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, which more than 4,000 recreation professionals have done.  

Among the sessions on tap are:

Specialization and Player Safety

Preventing Bullying with Evidence-Based Practices for Athlete Health and Safety

Allocating Facilities - How to Balance Requests Using Data, Structured Policies and Guideline

Inclusion Isn’t Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play!

Regaining Equilibrium – Time & Stress Management for Leaders  

Relationships are EVERYTHING!

Toughening Athletes Up for a Tough World or Harming Their Brains?

Purpose Based Recognition: Recognizing, Rewarding, and Retaining

Youth Sports Program's Role in Developing Physical Literacy

And more!

Plus, there will be roundtable discussions on other important issues, providing attendees with opportunities to learn and share information with their peers.

The Youth Sports Congress is open to anyone with an interest in providing top-quality youth sports programming for today’s youth.

Don’t delay, register today!

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