CBS Sports Broadcaster Charles Davis Opening Youth Sports Congress

CBS Sports Broadcaster Charles Davis Opening Youth Sports Congress


Acclaimed CBS Sports broadcaster Charles Davis will deliver the keynote address to open the 21st annual Youth Sports Congress in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 16.

The former University of Tennessee football standout – he was a four-year starter at defensive back and a member of the Academic All-SEC Team – will share his athletic journey and the valuable lessons he learned along the way. From persevering when adversity strikes, to navigating challenges and leading by example, Davis will share his experiences from the field, the television booth, and the business sector to help you be at your best in your job and personal life.

The Youth Sports Congress is a comprehensive educational experience designed specifically for youth sports administrators. The training allows attendees to participate in the Youth Sports Congress, the Athletic Business Show, and to maintain or earn their Certified Youth Sports Administrator credential, all at one location.

Davis joined The NFL on CBS in 2020 after working at FOX Sports since 2006. Through the years he has handled many broadcasting roles, including serving as an on-course reporter during the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship; covering the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament; the NBA Playoffs; numerous college football games; and arena football.

Following his career at Tennessee, he signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and participated in the club’s 1987 training camp. After retiring from football, he served as an assistant athletic director at Stanford University, was the director of the United States Olympic Training Center and was the first African American tournament director in PGA Tour history when he ran the Disney Golf Classic from 1998-2000.

In 2019, Davis was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in a class that included former NFL stars Peyton Manning and Patrick Willis.

Davis’ keynote on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m., kicks off four days of powerful sessions led by leading experts on a variety of topics pertaining to youth sports. Immediately following his keynote, the NAYS national awards ceremony will take place. The NAYS Volunteer Coach of the Year and Youth Sports Parent of the Year awards will be presented, along with the Excellence in Youth Sports awards which recognize organizations that have a specific initiative, process, project, campaign, element, or component of a program that goes above and beyond. 

Take advantage of early bird registration rates available now and register here. You can also check out the full Youth Sports 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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