National Youth Sports Week Will Culminate with an In-Person ‘Play Day’ in Atlanta, Hosted by Olympic Champion Sanya Richards-Ross

Suwanee, Georgia, October 24, 2022 — Honoring young athletes and the organizations that serve them, the National Council of Youth Sports – through a collaboration …

Warming Up to Warming Up: Three Things Coaches Should Know About Preparing Athletes for Play

Coaches are responsible for many different aspects of the youth sport experience. On a typical day, most coaches are expected to organize practices that prepare …

Background Screening- Your First Line of Defense 

Background Screening- Your First Line of Defense  Jillian Henry – Manager, Athlete Protection & Safety, USA Lacrosse Jason Vescovi, PhD – Director, Center for Sport …

Readying Your Athlete for the Big Game: How Parents Can Help Off the Field

by Cristiane Carraffa Chiacchio Youth sports are a family affair, with parents and guardians devoting hours to shuttling children and teens to games, matches and …

Background Checks Are a Buyer-Beware Proposition

By Trish Sylvia, Guest Blogger Often, the nature of how the conversation changes over time is indicative of whether or not progress is being made. …