youth sports conference

Plan Your Trip 

The Youth Sports Congress, the NAYS Academy for Youth Sports Administrators and the Athletic Business Show will all take place at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse.


9800 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: 800-345-9845


Please visit the directions page on the Orange County Convention Center website for easy to use directions and a convenient map of the surrounding area.


Go here for a map of available parking.


onPeak is the Official Housing Provider for the NAYS Youth Sports Congress. onPeak provides NAYS attendees with discounted room rates from several hotels surrounding the Orange County Convention Center. Prices range from $90 to $259 for 3-4 star hotels to accomodate all your needs. Start your search today and book your hotel through onPeak. 

Exhibit Hall

Visit the NAYS pavilion is located inside the expo hall to highlight NAYS sponsors & exhibitors. You can also stop by the NAYS booth to meet our staff and learn more about our current program and resources we are offering.

The expo is the perfect complement to the cutting edge education that the NAYS Youth Sports Congress sessions, NAYS Academy sessions, keynotes and panels provide. 

More than 300 manufacturers, suppliers and exhibitors from the sports, recreation and fitness industries pack the Athletic Business and NAYS Expo floor for a two-day showcase. As an attendee you will meet experts and specialists who can help you find the right products for your facilities and centers.

Special Assistance

Persons with disabilities or who require special assistance during the conference, please call the National Alliance for Youth Sports at 800-688-5437.

The Orange County Convention Center is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and continues to search for ways to better accommodate all visitors. The building is designed with wheelchair ramps, automatic doors, passenger elevators and handicap-accessible restroom facilities. 

Throughout the facility, meeting rooms, restrooms and elevator signs contain Braille text for visually impaired guests. Text Phones (TTY) for guests with speech and hearing disabilities are located throughout the facility at most telephone locations. Wheelchairs also are available upon request.


Orlando, a premier leisure, convention and business destination, is the location for the 2017 NAYS Youth Sports Congress. With its theme parks, excellent shopping and diverse restaurants, the International Drive Resort area is sure to provide tons of excitement. Three popular theme parks — Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando and Wet 'n Wild — are located within the resort area, while Walt Disney World is just a short drive away.



Orlando has 52 million square feet of retail space and is the fastest growing retail market in the United States. Here are a few of the best shopping areas. A complete list can be found here


Historians date Orlando's name to around 1837, when a soldier named Orlando Reeves allegedly died in the area during the Second Seminole War. Pioneer settlers found his name carved in a tree and the name stuck. A memorial beside Lake Eola (the city symbol) designates the spot where the city's namesake fell.

Orlando is famous throughout the world thanks in part to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World Florida. More than 51 million tourists of all ages visit Orlando each year to experience its warmth and entertainment. Before Walt Disney's now world famous amusement park opened, Orlando primarily consisted of citrus farms and military installations. As a prime location away from the dangers of Florida's hurricanes, Walt Disney World opened in 1971 - and Orlando has never looked back. The warm Florida sunshine provides a perfect location for more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the world.

Geography Facts 

  • Greater Orlando is Florida's third largest metropolitan area, behind Miami and Tampa with more than 2 million people and 4,000 square miles.
  • The metro area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.
  • The ideal location in central Florida, 42 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, 77 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 235 miles from Miami and 190 miles from the Georgia/Florida border.
  • Located 45 miles from the famous Kennedy Space Center.
  • Orlando is on average 106 feet above sea level.


Orlando's climate is generally mild and pleasant in November, making it a favorite tourism destination with plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The average temperature in November is a high of 78°F and an average low of 58°F.