National Youth Sports Week will culminate with an in-person “Play Day” in Atlanta hosted by Olympic Champion Sanya Richards-Ross
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, Oct. 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Honoring young athletes and the organizations that serve them, the National Youth Sports Council – through a collaboration with sports technology leader for young people, SportsEngine – will host National Youth Sports Week from October 24-29 dedicated to educating and inspiring parents, coaches, volunteers and administrators.
The six-day celebration will include virtual and live events, which will promote topics such as the importance of child safety, coaching excellence and health and wellness. Each day will be themed with content and activities presented in partnership with NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine, TrueSport, Positive Coaching Alliance, National Center for Safety Initiatives and LakePoint Sports. The event is free and open to the public.
“National Youth Sports Week is an unprecedented initiative to mobilize our country in collective impact, to physically engage more young people and to communicate the benefits of youth sports and how they help create a healthier society. “said Wayne B. Moss, National Youth Sports Council. Executive Director. “Safety is fundamental to the sporting experience of young people and protecting young people should be our collective top priority.”
The National Youth Sports Week program includes virtual and live events including learning webinars, award nominations, advice sessions for coaches and administrators, ideas and checklists for families and participation activities. Additionally, SportsEngine will host a special edition of the For the Love of Sport podcast focusing on information and resources on young athlete safety.
Monday October 24
NCYS will kick off the week’s activities by sharing ideas and information on the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in Sport. Participants will be encouraged to share what they have learned on social media, using the hashtag #nationalyouthsportsweek.
Tuesday, October 25
Coaches Day by Positive Coaching Alliance will provide tips on how to be an effective coach, as well as opportunities to sign up as a volunteer. A coaching webinar titled “Developing Winners in Life Through Sport” will also be offered, along with access to select APC curriculum courses. The training will also be available courtesy of the CoachSafely Foundation.
Wednesday October 26
TrueSport’s Athlete Health and Wellness Day will highlight the tools, resources and content that support a physically and mentally healthy athlete. Learn about nutrition and habits that promote good mental health.
Thursday, October 27
NCSI (National Center for Safety Initiatives) Sports Safety Day will promote the importance of safety on and off the field through background checks, prevention and training of abuse, concussion awareness, etc. The day will conclude with a live webinar, bringing together industry leaders from the US Center for SafeSport, USA Lacrosse and USA Artistic Swimming to discuss the future of safety (in youth sports). The panel will begin at 2 p.m. ET. Registration is open to all organizations, administrators, volunteers, coaches and parents.
Friday, October 28
Spirit Day by SportsEngine offers athletes, coaches and parents the opportunity to win prizes by showing their team pride by wearing their team jerseys or spirit gear and sharing them on social media. Plus, they can learn about some of the greatest sports traditions and how to create their own.
Saturday October 29
Play Day by NCYS invites young sports fans from the greater Atlanta area to an in-person experience at the 1,300-acre LakePoint Sports campus in Emerson, Georgia. The day will be hosted by Olympic sprint champion Sanya Richards-Ross and will feature hands-on activities for young athletes and their families in basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and futsol. Joining Richards-Ross will be members of the Harlem Globetrotters and Freddie Falcon of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. Richards-Ross will also host an autograph session.
For more information on National Youth Sports Week and to register for the various activities throughout the week, check out the calendar of events on the National Youth Sports Council website.
About the National Youth Sports Council
The mission of NCYS is to improve the safety and quality of all youth sports organizations by organizing and disseminating credible resources. NCYS members include many Who’s Who in the youth sports industry. NCYS members include national community organizations, local unaffiliated community organizations, national governing bodies, parks and recreation departments, and destination marketing organizations. NCYS member organizations serve some 60 million young people enrolled in organized sports programs in every state and territory in the United States. Learn more at https://www.ncys.org.
About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and hosts all NBCUniversal digital sports and technology applications within its three groups: Youth and Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting and Gaming. NBC Sports Next, known for its innovation in sports technology products, equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solutions products, including SportsEngine, a sports club for young people, a league and a team. management platform; GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass, the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, tips, advice and other benefits; TeamUnify, swim team management services; GoMotion, enterprise software solutions for sport and fitness; and NBC Sports Edge, a leading platform for fantasy sports news and betting-focused tools. NBC Sports Next is powered by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events, and connect with sports fans through technology to deliver the ultimate in immersive experiences.
Wayne B. Moss
National Youth Sports Council
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