Free 7-Day Online Event
For our 3rd online event, we have yet another great group of guest speakers who will share their insights and opinions on an array of topics within the youth sports sphere.
Director of Sports Development at USA Volleyball (USAV) and World ParaVolley | Staff Liaison for over 30 USOC Member Sports Organizations like the USA Deaflympic Teams, Starlings USA, National Parks and Recreation Association, the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs | Secretary of the NORCECA Sports Development Commission | AVCA Hall of Fame coach | FIVB and USAV Level 4 clinician
Founder of the Referee Abuse Awareness Facebook page Offside | Founder of Pineapple Productions Advertising Agency | Founder of stoprefabuse.com | Founder of Barlowontheball.com marketing counsel | Keynote & Motivational Speaker | NISOA Referee | United States
Soccer Federation (USSF) Soccer Referee
Psychologist | The Decline of Play TEDx Talk | Author of the textbook Psychology now in its 7th edition | Author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life | Author of Psychology Today's blog Freedom to Learn | Founder and Board President of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education | Founder and board member of Let Grow
Founder of The Hockey Think Tank| Head of Coaching Development at Prodigy Hockey | Event Chair for "Racker Rivals Big Red" at Franziska Racker Centers and for "Chicago Hockey Charity Classic" through Special Olympics Chicago | Lead Instructor of "LOVE THE GAME" Hockey Clinic | Two-year captain of Cornell University's hockey team | Division-One Assistant Coach at Miami and Cornell
Associate Professor at UBC in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health | Facilitator of interactive "Popping the Bubble Wrap" Webinar | Developmental Psychologist | Research Lead at the Brussoni Lab at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute | Scientist at the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit | MSFHR Scholar | Board Member of the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada
Technical Director at USA Hockey | USOC "Doc" Councilman Award recipient for Ice Hockey | Coaching Education and Player Development at Usa Hockey's national office | Assistant Coach for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program for 8 years | Coach of 9 U.S. hockey teams that competed in International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships | Assistant Men's Ice Hockey Coach for 7 seasons | 4-year defenseman at Lake Superior State University
Professor & Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta | Lab Lead at the Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity (CASA) Lab | Team member of Golden Bears soccer team, achieving 2 CIS silver medals | Staff member at 5 U.S. Major League Soccer camps | Youth and Adult Soccer Coach in Edmonton, AB | Ultramarathon athlete
Executive Director at National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) | Multi-sport athlete | Avid Golfer | Graduate of Florida Atlantic University
NAYS: partnered with more than 3,000 community-based organizations | has trained more than 4 Million coaches, parents, officials, and administrators | Expanded from National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) in 1993
Founder and President of Balanced Excellence youth and high school sports injury prevention (formerly Frozen Shorts) | Published Author: Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports and Less is More, with a 3rd book in the making | Head Hockey Coach at the University of Rochester | Keynote speaker | Acclaimed high school and college hockey coach for over 3 decades | One-on-one Consultant
Chair of Sport 4 Life Cochrane | Multisport and Quality Sport Advocate and Programmer | Community Sport Consultant and Project Manager at Sport for Life Society with a focus on Physical Literacy for over 200 Communities and Physical Literacy Mentorship with numerous Indigenous Schools across Canada | A passionate lifelong physical activity participant and enthusiast
Founder of Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego, California | Doctor of Chiropractic Specializing in Soft Tissue Injuries | Volunteer Chiropractor at Hands Of Life | Ex Professional baseball player with Schaumburg Flyers, Tyler Roughnecks, and the LA Dodgers | Masters Degree in Health and Exercise Science at Furman University | Owner of Tommy John Baseball Performance Co. (2002-2010)
Coaching Children & Safeguarding Lead at UK Coaching | Co-Author of the latest UK Coaching/NSPCC Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop attended by 25,000 coaches annually | Co-Author of First Steps into Coaching Workshop | Lead Throws Coach at Loughborough University | Athletics Coach at England Athletics | Involved with Sport Parent EU | Loughborough University alumni
Luke Earl - President, Co-Founder of TOP Sports
Ian Mackenzie - Head of Development, Co-Founder of TOP Sports
Kevin Shier - Program Director at TOP Sports
CEO and founder of Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) |
20 years experience in coaching and education having coached all age ranges from 7 year olds to adults | Author of two books "Great Sports Parenting" and "Engage - How to Build Positive Relationships with Your Players' Parents"
B.C. Baseball Umpires Association
Rhonda Pauls - Vice President, Education Chair at BCBUA
Gord McFarlane - Lower Mainland Director of the BCBUA's grassroots program
Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) | Published scholarly article author in wide range of human performance areas | featured in the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, and the New York Times | UFV Cascades golf team coach for the past 14 years | recipient of national and provincial level coach awards | Skill Acquisition Lead and Flow Coach at Canada Snowboard | Consultant for various national teams through Canada’s Own the Podium program
in case you missed them last time!
For access to insightful interviews with some of the most esteemed and respected figures in the sports community. Join us every day for new content on youth sports: from the amazing benefits (on the field, in school, and in life) to the obstacles we're working to overcome.
All at your fingertips.