youth sports conference

Schedule


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Important: All scheduled events and times below are from the 2018 NAYS Youth Sports Congress. Please check back soon for the 2019 schedule of events.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

8:30am - 9:30am*

Academy Attendee Registration*

9:30am - 4:30pm*

Academy for Youth Sports Administrators: Session 1*

9:30am - 5:00pm

General Attendee/CYSA Registration

5:00pm - 7:30pm

NAYS Youth Sports Congress Opening Keynote, National Awards and Welcome Reception

Keynote presentation: Don’t Change – Evolve! by Judson Laipply


Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:00am - 9:15am

Congress Session: Effective Efficiency: Increase your efficiency without lowering your effectiveness

Presenter: Judson Laipply

9:30am - 10:45am

Congress Session: Inclusion: It's the right thing in youth sports

Presenter: Donna Mack

11:00am - 11:50am

Athletic Business Keynote: Lessons of a Frogman: Business Leadership I Learned as a SEAL

Presenter: Randy Hetrick

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Expo Grand Opening

More than 250 exhibitors pack the Athletic Business Expo floor for a two-day showcase that is the perfect complement to the cutting-edge education of the Youth Sports Congress. 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.

1:30pm - 4:15pm*

Academy for Youth Sports Administrators: Session 2*

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Congress Session: What happens when abuse happens in youth sports

Presenter: Michelle Peterson

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Athletic Business Welcome Reception at Generations Hall

310 Andrew Higgins Street, New Orleans, LA


Friday, November 9, 2018

8:00am - 9:15am

Congress Session: Pack your programs with people: How to draw more volunteers and participants

Presenter: Sheryl Bindleglass 

9:30am - 10:45am

Congress Session: Common struggles in youth sports: Evaluating participants and securing officials 

Panel: Dan Caldwell and Ian Goldberg

11:00am - 12:15pm

Athletic Business Keynote: The Obstacle Is the Way

Presenter: Ryan Holiday

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Expo

More than 250 exhibitors pack the Athletic Business Expo floor for a two-day showcase that is the perfect complement to the cutting-edge education of the Youth Sports Congress. 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.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Congress Session: Youth Sports in America: A National Treasure

Panel: Herschel Walker, Mary Owen, Holli Richmond, and Clay Walker


Saturday, November 10, 2018

8:30am - 10:30am

Congress Session: Focus on QUALITY: A Roundtable on Youth Sports

Presenters: CYSA Leadership Team members