A Moral Compass Guiding Youth Sports Programs

A Moral Compass Guiding Youth Sports Programs


Overseeing youth sports programs is as challenging as ever these days.

Legal disputes, participation rights, bullying, adult behavior on game days and the treacherous territory of social media represent merely a fraction of the formidable issues that can land on a youth sports administrator’s desk any given week.

And the decisions that are made have far-ranging and long-lasting consequences for all involved.

One of the featured sessions at this year’s 16th annual Youth Sports Congress is A Moral Compass Guiding Youth Sports Programs. Led by Dr. Rick Albrecht, renowned speaker and professor at Grand Valley State University, the session will explore many of the ethical dilemmas that have crept into our youth sports programs.

This interactive session will examine the importance of developing a consistent moral compass and enable attendees to share, discuss and evaluate ways youth sports administrators can effectively react and respond to real-life ethical dilemmas.

The session will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. It is one of nine sessions led by insightful and well-known speakers that will be held throughout the Congress, which runs from Nov. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.

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 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 yscongress@nays.org or visit Youth Sports Congress.

Youth Sports Congress Ethics Dr. Rick Albrecht

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