Veteran ESPN reporter Tom Farrey will take attendees on an interesting and shocking journey across today’s ever-changing youth sports landscape during his keynote address to kick off this year’s International Youth Sports Congress. Author of “Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children,” Farrey discuss changing face of youth sports in America and around the world.
Several hot-button issues, such as how young is too young to start a child in sports, how the lure of college scholarships shape parental behavior; and what role sports are playing in America’s losing battle with the ongoing obesity crisis will be discussed. He’ll also share behind-the-scenes stories of his visit to the world’s largest sperm bank where the seeds of college athletes are sold to those intent on having an athletic child, and he’ll share his trip to a top soccer academy in France that explains why the U.S. isn’t producing nearly as many great players. Despite all the problems plaguing organized sports there is plenty of good happening too that will be covered; and he’ll talk about a renewed sense of hope for the future of these games we love and a new model for thinking about them: youth sport as a human right.
The Congress is the preferred venue for all professionals involved in youth sports. Attendees gain valuable knowledge regarding all aspects of youth sports and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world.
The Congress allows administrators from around the globe to discuss issues that are pertinent to youth sports, and interact with other administrators to obtain practical information regarding their youth sports community.
The Congress is open to all Certified Youth Sports Administrators, park and recreation professionals, military youth sports directors, representatives from YMCA/YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, private league administrators, key officials of international sports and Olympic federations, and other significant administrators who are involved in youth sports.
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