Congress session: Attacking youth sports issues

Congress session: Attacking youth sports issues


Overseeing youth sports programs is full of challenges – some of which pose significant problems due to the political and legal ramifications surrounding them.

During this year’s NAYS Youth Sports Congress Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning, an associate professor at Clemson University, will lead a must-see session addressing some of the most prominent – and difficult – issues that have surfaced across the youth sports landscape.

The session – Embracing Youth Sport: Attack the Issues – will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. It is one of nine sessions led by insightful and well-known speakers that will be held throughout the NAYS Youth Sports Congress, which runs from Nov. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.

Along with hearing Arthur-Banning’s insight during the session, attendees will have the opportunity to share their perspectives with other youth sport professionals about solutions to some of the issues they might be facing.

Participants will also be challenged to revisit their program’s mission and take a closer look at some of the decisions that have been made within the last year to determine how one might be guiding the other.

Dr. Arthur-Banning’s primary research interests are centered on amateur sport and specifically sport development.

He co-authored the Recreational Sport: Program Design, Delivery and Management textbook; and he also edited Youth Sport in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today and Sports Global Influence: A Survey of Society and Culture in the Context of Sport. His insight is also regularly featured in a variety of journals and mainstream publications.

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 NAYS Youth Sports 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.

NAYS Youth Sports 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 or visit Youth Sports Congress.

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