Ideas worth spreading. That's the tagline of TED, an organization that spreads those ideas through videos of short, powerful talks. It started with a focus on Technology, Entertainment and Design but now the talks span all topic areas, including youth sports.
Just a few months ago, a staff member from a NAYS Member Organization, Buffalo Grove Park District (Ill.), presented "Sucking the fun out of youth sports" at a local, independent TEDx event in his community. He shares stories about his sports experiences, including one where he confronts a coach who is out of line.
Over the years several speakers have shared youth sports related talks at TEDx events. Below is a roundup of some of them. Parents, coaches, league directors and others with an interest in youth sports may find these videos to be insightful, inspiring and eye-opening.
Does a particular message from any of these videos resonate with you? Please share it in the comment section.
In order by date
Sucking the fun out of youth sports | Mike Terson | TEDxVernonAreaLibrary (17:31) Dec 12, 2017
Youth in Sport - Keeping Kids in The Game | Hugh McDonald | TEDxLangleyED (11:24) Mar 11, 2016
Youth Sports: The Fast Lane To Retirement | Steve Locker | TEDxColumbus (14:34) Dec 8, 2015
Change the reward. Change the game. | Will Cromack | TEDxKelowna (16:54) Dec 2, 2015
Echoes beyond the game: the lasting power of a coach's words | Coach Reed | TEDxCincinnati (8:07) Sep 8, 2015
How to Raise an Olympian | Roz & Ashton Eaton | TEDxBend (18:11) May 26, 2015
The real importance of sports | Sean Adams | TEDxACU (8:21) May 11, 2015
Youth coaching -- More than a game | Anna-Lesa Calvert | TEDxBuffalo (12:49) Jan 5, 2015
The coaches’ role in creating sport talent | William Price | TEDxISKL (18:22) Nov 11, 2014
Rethinking youth sports | Matt Roth, MD | TEDxToledo (17:08) Oct 21, 2014
Changing the game in youth sports | John O'Sullivan | TEDxBend (14:00) Jun 20, 2014
That's why they call it play - the joy of sports | John Wilson | TEDxCharleston (10:17) May 15, 2014
Youth sports as a development zone | Jim Thompson | TEDxFargo (14:20) Sep 5, 2013TEDx Coaching Fun Olympian
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