Recreation agencies nationwide attending Virtual Youth Sports Congress

Recreation agencies nationwide attending Virtual Youth Sports Congress


A growing number of recreation agencies nationwide are taking full advantage of the upcoming Virtual Youth Sports Congress by having multiple staff members participate.

Twenty-two recreation professionals from the City of Phoenix, Parks and Recreation Department in Arizona have registered for the Congress, the signature event of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

The Congress runs from Nov. 4-6, with sessions streaming live between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Sessions will remain available for viewing until Dec. 15, 2020.

Clayton County Parks and Recreation in Georgia has eight members of its staff taking part in the event – all of them Certified Youth Sports Administrators (CYSA) to participate in all the educational sessions specific to administering youth sports and ear continuing education required to maintain their certifications.

With the 19th annual event being held virtually for the first time, travel costs for getting to the originally scheduled site in Baltimore have been erased, making the event more budget-friendly for departments during these challenging times.

Plus, through the convenience of on-line learning, attendees can experience all the interactive educational sessions and participate in the roundtable discussions which are so valuable for connecting with peers and exchanging ideas and information – all from the comfort of their home, office or location of their choosing.

Some of the other agencies with multiple staff members participating are the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation in Hawaii with seven staff registered, along with six recreation professionals from Charleston County Parks and Recreation in South Carolina and five from the Oxford Park Commission in Mississippi.

The Congress features three days of sessions to help keep you ahead of the curve during these challenging times where professional development is more important than ever. Plus, it’s the perfect time to maintain or earn your Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, which more than 5,200 recreation professionals have done.  

Among the sessions on tap are:

Specialization and Player Safety

Preventing Bullying with Evidence-Based Practices for Athlete Health and Safety

Allocating Facilities - How to Balance Requests Using Data, Structured Policies and Guideline

Inclusion Isn’t Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play!

Gender Equity in Youth Sport

Relationships are EVERYTHING!

Toughening Athletes Up for a Tough World or Harming Their Brains?

Purpose Based Recognition: Recognizing, Rewarding, and Retaining

Youth Sports Program's Role in Developing Physical Literacy

And more!

Don’t delay, register today!

Congress Online Learning Leadership Development CYSA

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