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When: Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom B
What's Happening: Leaders in the fields of sport and coaching gather to deliver a tremendous program for coaches, teachers, administrators, and parents addressing the very timely, and critically important topic of athlete development. The day will feature four one-hour sessions from 8:00am - 12:00pm and culminate with a panel discussion led by two-time Emmy Award-winning Journalist for ESPN and Director of the Aspen Institute's Sports and Society Program, Tom Farrey (1:00pm - 5:00pm). See the program below to learn more about what this program has to offer. Don't miss out!
How to Attend: Register for the Convention! This event is not a ticketed event. All convention attendees are free to attend!
Our sponsor will now be presenting a lunch session so now there's no reason to leave the room! From 12:00pm to 12:50pm, attendees will be provided lunch while Leslie Bonci, registered dietitian and a board-certified sports dietetics specialist for the University of Pittsburgh Athletics program presents on the latest post-exercise recovery nutrition science surrounding lowfat chocolate milk. She will offer expert insights and tips that could help your athletes recover and rebound faster for the next race or workout. It will focus on a growing number of published studies that reinforce the post-exercise recovery advantages of lowfat chocolate milk, and will also cover nutrition and exercise physiology. This session shares details about the research, recovery techniques and more.
It's the first and most important question to ask in reforming youth sports, as the answer each of us chooses inevitably shapes the sports experience of children. Can parents and coaches manufacture an elite athlete through high doses of early training and competition? Or is rarified talent largely inborn -- and that more of it is likely to bubble up from a community that invests in sport for all? Two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and Director of the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program, Tom Farrey moderates a NASPE/AAHPERD conversation with experts and explains how his program will help address the youth sports model.
Tom Farrey is Director of the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program, the mission of which is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that help sports serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. Farrey created the vision for program, which launched in May 2011 when the notion of creating a national sports model based on the principles of "Sport for All, Play for Life" was introduced to sport and thought leaders. Since then, the program has hosted roundtables and other events that have helped advance the national conversation on such topics as youth football safety and low-income girls' access to sports.
Farrey is also an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author of the ESPN book, Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children. Farrey's work over the years has explored the connections between sports and key themes in society -- education, globalization, technology, race, religion, poverty and ethics, among others. He has reported extensively for ESPN's Outside the Lines, SportsCenter and E:60, ABC's World News Tonight and Good Morning America, and in print for the Seattle Times, Business Week, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He is a contributing writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. A University of Florida graduate, he has lectured at many universities, moderated panels at gatherings such as the Aspen Ideas Festival, and in 2004 and '06 served as Master of Ceremonies at the National Youth Sports Awards hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Farrey was one of seven media members selected in 2007 among the "100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America" by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island. Two of his television stories have won Emmy awards, and his written work has earned top national honors from such organizations as the Women's Sports Foundation and Asian American Journalists Association. Game On, a journalistic survey of the culture of modern youth sports, is a required text in courses at universities across the country. He can be followed on Twitter @TomFarrey.
Jon Almquist, ATC, VATL
Administrator, Fairfax County Public Schools Athletic Training Program
National Youth Sports Action Plan
The incidence of youth sports safety continues to generate national attention across the sports health landscape. In February, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) convened the 4th annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, DC. With the support of NASPE/AAHPERD and more than 81 other sport and health organizations, NATA completed the National Action Plan for Sports Safety – a new educational initiative to improve sports safety and achieve improved medical care in schools. Jon Almquist, NATA member and Administrator for Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) Athletic Training Program will take a deeper look at the National Action Plan for Sport Safety and provide attendees with practical applications for coaches, athletic trainers and other members of a school's primary health care team to ensure the safety of its student athletes.
Amy Eichner, PH.D.
United States Anti-Doping Agency
Understanding Supplements and Energy Drinks
Intoday's "quick fix culture," dietary supplements and energy drinks are ubiquitous, leading athletes to believe that the more they take, the better they will perform. However, both dietary supplements and energy drinks pose risks. In this session, Amy Eichner, Ph.D., Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will discuss the lack of regulation in the supplement industry and the dangers this poses for supplement and energy drink users, while equipping coaches with information and resources to discuss this topic with athletes and parents. Attendees will learn to recognize the inherent dangers of supplements and energy drinks, become equipped with the knowledge and resources to educate athletes and their parents on the potential health risks of using supplements, and help guide athletes towards becoming better decision-makers.
Brian Hainline, M.D. First Chief Medical Officer, NCAA (right)
Mark Kovacs, Ph.D. Director, Gatorade Sport Science Institute (left)
The Tennis Continuum: A True Model of Sport for Life In January 2012, The Rules of Tennis changed for only the 5th time in the history of the sport. Children 10 and under may no longer compete on a conventional size tennis court using yellow tennis balls, but must instead play on an age and biomechanically appropriate court with a red, orange or green tennis ball. This rule change was developed thoughtfully as part of an effort to make tennis a sport for life, beginning with a youth sport emphasis on fun, ease of play, wellness, and life-time athlete development. Mark Kovacs, former Director of sport science and coaching education for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Brian Hainline, former Chief Medical Officer for the USTA will present the tennis continuum, demonstrating that tennis is truly a sport for life and a model sport that promotes health and wellness.
Owner, CEO, Coaching Peace Consulting - Former Athletic Director at Wheelock College
Theory into Practice: Creating a Mission-driven Athletic Program
This session will focus on how coaches, physical educators, and administrators can develop mission driven programs ensuring that theory informs practice. In this session participants will learn how to align their programs to the league or institution's mission to ensure support, success and sustainability. Specific areas that will be addressed are; developing and marketing your mission, obtaining support from stake holders, dealing with nay-sayers, identifying the coaches' role as a facilitator in the development of the athlete, and motivating your team.