Current youth sports issues to be addressed at upcoming Congress

Current youth sports issues to be addressed at upcoming Congress


Every day brings new challenges for youth sports administrators, as countless issues can surface at any time that affect young athletes’ experiences.

And can ruin a program’s reputation.

At this year’s upcoming Youth Sports Congress – set for Nov. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. – an interesting roundtable session will explore the changing policies and philosophies in youth sports to arm administrators with practical information they can utilize and share when confronting issues.

The session will lead off the Saturday, Nov. 11, portion of the Congress agenda. It will be led by the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) Leadership Team, as well as the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award.

Attendees will learn to identify current issues and solutions that will help make their youth sports programs better, safer and stronger. Plus, the steps that leaders in youth sports need to take to improve their programs will be outlined; and policies that can be implemented to ensure consistency and accountability will be covered.

The Congress, the signature event of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), 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.

The NAYS Congress kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 8, with a motivational keynote focused on professionalism for youth sports administrators. Plus, the winners of the Excellence in Youth Sports Award as well as the NAYS Volunteer Coach of the Year and the NAYS Youth Sports Parent of the Year will be recognized.

Congress attendees also have access to Athletic Business’ keynote address, Expo and welcome reception.

Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business,” will deliver the keynote address. Duhigg, a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times, will delve into the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies.

The Expo features more than 250 exhibitors, where you'll meet product experts displaying every component for any of your needs. NAYS sponsors have their own pavilion where you can meet great supporters of NAYS programs.

The always fun Athletic Business welcome reception will take place at Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar. Known for great live music and tasty Southern-inspired dishes, Lafayette’s is the perfect place to connect with AB Show conference attendees, exhibitors and speakers, as well as those attending the Youth Sports Congress.

Reserve your spot now to be a part of this incredible event. Questions? Email or visit Youth Sports Congress.

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