Youth Sports Congress: Fantastic sessions, speakers and networking opportunities on tap

Youth Sports Congress: Fantastic sessions, speakers and networking opportunities on tap


A fantastic line-up of sessions is once again on tap for this year’s Youth Sports Congress, the signature event of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, that is open to everyone.

The 17th annual Congress will take place Nov. 7-10 in New Orleans. Significant savings are available now through early bird registration that is under way.

This year’s Congress kicks off with a motivational keynote by Judson Laipply titled Don’t Change – Evolve. Laipply has appeared on The Today Show, Ellen, Good Morning America and Oprah, among others. His dynamic session will help attendees understand the difference between managing change and leading evolution, as well as gain a new perspective toward struggling and appreciate the role it plays in growing and evolving.

Other sessions that will be presented by leading experts include: Effective Efficiency: Increase your efficiency without lowering your effectiveness; Inclusion: It's the right thing in youth sports; What happens when abuse happens in youth sports; Pack your programs with people: How to draw more volunteers and participants; Recommendations for Communities: Update 2018; Common struggles in youth sports: Evaluating participants and securing officials; and Focus on QUALITY: A roundtable on youth sports.   

This incredible training enables Certified Youth Sports Administrators to maintain their prestigious CYSA credential by earning continuing education; while others can take advantage to complete the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators to earn their CYSA designation.

Also included in the General Registration fee for those attendees who have yet to earn their CYSA credential is an opportunity to participate in the special Onsite Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, simultaneously scheduled so participants can attend both the Congress and Academy during their time in New Orleans.

CYSA candidates participate in the Academy, which provides a foundation of essential information, as well as resources and wonderful networking opportunities. After the event, CYSA candidates will be provided access to the Online Academy to complete the certification process.

Attendees also have access to two outstanding Athletic Business keynote addresses, the Expo and welcome reception. The first keynote will be presented by Randy Hetrick, who will share the 10 most important leadership lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL; and Ryan Holiday – a well-known columnist, author and motivational speaker – will share how to overcome frustrations and turn adversity into advantage during his keynote. 

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 feature live music and great food, and 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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