Orlando to Host National Youth Sports Congress

16 May, 2016

The Youth Sports Congress is a four-day comprehensive educational training to discuss cutting edge topics in the field of youth sports. This year's event will be held in Orlando, Florida during November 16-19, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has joined forces with the Athletic Business Show to become the #1 conference for youth sports professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, gain knowledge, share experiences and network with more than 200 professionals from around the country.

The Youth Sports Congress is open to park and recreation professionals, military youth sports directors, representatives from YMCA/YWCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, private leagues and administrators and other significant administrators who are involved in youth sports.

Every year the NAYS Congress allows such administrators and representatives to discuss issues that are pertinent to youth sports, and interact with their peers to obtain practical information regarding their youth sports community.

Keynote Speaker: Athletic Business always provides NAYS attendees with a world renowned speaker. This year’s keynote speaker will be announced in the summer. 

Leading Topics on Youth Sports: The Youth Sports Congress and the Athletic Business Show represents a unique opportunity to attend a training specifically designed to meet the needs of youth sports administrators. Sessions are designed to meet the needs of youth sports administrators and to explore topics that are pertinent to the field of youth sports.

Interactive Workshops, Panel Discussions and Interactive Session

  • Be inspired by leading speakers to gain knowledge to bring back to your program

  • Feel supported on how your program is doing and get insights on how to improve

  • Earn Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)

  • Gather unique information you won’t get anywhere else

  • In-depth view of cutting edge topics in youth sports

Networking Opportunities: Take advantage of our special networking opportunities for learning, sharing information and building camaraderie with other youth sports administrators, professionals, directors, key officials, program managers and youth sports representatives.

Expo Hall: More than 300 exhibitors pack the Athletic Business Show exhibit 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.

Educational Credit: The Youth Sports Congress is the ONLY youth sports specific educational conference in the world. Attendees can earn more than 1.0 Continuing Education Unit by attending all the sessions.

NAYS Award Ceremony: Join us in recognizing the 2016 NAYS award winners including the Parent of the Year and Coach of the Year, as well as the Excellence in Youth Sports Award winners.

Justification Tips: You can also use these great justification tips to help you convince your boss that you need to attend.

The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators will also be offered at the Youth Sports Congress in New Orleans. The Academy starts prior to the Congress and sessions overlap allowing Academy attendees to partake in the Youth Sports Congress. The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is designed for front-line professionals who oversee youth sports and who are interested in earning the CYSA credential.


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