The Art of Dealing with Difficult People in Youth Sports

The Art of Dealing with Difficult People in Youth Sports


In any industry, one of the hardest challenges is dealing with difficult people.

And when it comes to youth sports, effectively managing those challenging situations involving the athletic triangle – coach, athlete, and parent – is crucial for ensuring everyone involved has a great experience. 

At our upcoming 21st annual Youth Sports Congress on Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., Chris Stevenson will be delivering a valuable session on The Art of Dealing with Difficult People in Youth Sports.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Discuss the dynamics of the athletic triangle.  
  • Explore methods and tactics for clearly communicating expectations. 
  • Master the art of crucial conversation. 

Stevenson is the founder of The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm with services ranging from individual coaching, staff training, workshops, full facility management and more. A renowned international speaker, Stevenson has the unique ability to instantaneously connect with people and present powerful messages that resonate with audiences. He has more than 20 years of experience in coaching, workshops, staff training, and more. He was also a former Power Ranger stuntman.

The Youth Sports Congress is a comprehensive educational experience designed specifically for youth sports administrators. Early bird registration is open! Get registered here. You can also check out the full Youth Sport Congress Schedule. Registration includes attending the NAYS Youth Sports Congress and the AB Show, plus general registration includes earning (or updating) the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential via the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators.

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