The rate of youth sports “incidents” (including negative behaviors, injuries, and various forms of abuse) has continued to rise, garnering national attention. Recent national and state initiatives to improve coach vetting and training have resulted in mandates for specific action in an increasing number of youth sports organizations. While several segments of the youth sports market have made dramatic improvements in vetting and preparing youth coaches, in general programs offered by recreation departments have made less progress. Participants in this session will have an opportunity to learn how the landscape has changed, how legislation (including the Safe Sport Act) affects them, and what actions they can take now to address the growing risk they face in offering youth sports programs. Participants will be given a framework to help them assess their risk and identify potential actions to improve their programs. Time will be allocated to a group discussion of the risks, challenges, and best practices involved in youth coaching. A real time survey of participants will be used to help drive this discussion, and will enable participants to see how they “stack up” in these areas vs. other agencies in their state.
CEU's are available for this session. Links and instructions will be sent out one day and one hour prior to Webinar time.
John LaMalva is the founder of Alpha Youth Sports (AYS), which provides services to youth sports organizations that use parent and other volunteer coaches. AYS provides a coach recruiting and administration platform to youth organizations in more than 30 states. Prior to founding AYS in 2011, John led systems integration, production management, and consulting teams as an SVP at Fidelity Investments and as a Partner at Accenture. https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlamalva/
CoachSpan is a freemium coach administration platform that automates all of the "youth coach processes", including coach signups, forms/data collection, coach training, coaching materials, and more. Youth Organizations across the country with 10 or more coaches have eliminated 50+ hours of manual, low level administrative tasks each season using CoachSpan, while filling coaching positions a lot sooner and making it much easier for coaches to sign up and complete their requirements. For more information, visit https://coachspan.com/.
The annual NRPS conference & exhibit hall will be held in downtown of Las Vegas at Meet Las Vegas with top-notch education programs & offsite tours, network and engage opportunities with park and recreation professionals and explore the exhibitor space.
Hotel Room Information:
Visit the D Hotel hotel location's website by clicking here. Conference Room Block Code: DCNRP20. The room block closed on March 8, 2020. We will release details on a new room block soon. Check back shortly.
CLICK HERE for more Conference Information and Schedule.
Conference Registration Options:
Full conference package rate of $185.00 (Late registration begins 9/7/20 $210.00)
Package includes: Opening Social (Monday), 2 days of General Education sessions (Tuesday/Wednesday), Keynote session (Tuesday), 2 continental breakfasts (Tuesday/Wednesday), 2 Lunches (Tuesday/Wednesday), Vendor Social(Tuesday), Awards Banquet (Tuesday), President's Awards/L.E.A.D. Ceremony (Wednesday), Exhibitor Hall entrance pass (Tuesday/Wednesday), and Closing Social (Wednesday).
Tuesday Only conference package rate of $125.00
Package includes: General Education sessions (Tuesday only), Keynote session, 1 continental breakfasts (Tuesday), 1 Lunch (Tuesday), Vendor Social (Tuesday), Awards Banquet (Tuesday), and Exhibitor Hall entrance pass (Tuesday).
Wednesday Only conference package rate of $125.00
Package includes: General Education sessions (Wednesday only), Continental breakfast (Wednesday), Lunch (Wednesday), President's Awards/L.E.A.D. Ceremony (Wednesday), Exhibitor Hall entrance pass (Wednesday), and Closing Social.
Transportation to the NRPS Conference from the McCarran International Airport:
D Las Vegas provides resources for scheduling your own shuttle service. Please visit the D Las Vegas concierge page for information on scheduling your shuttle and associated costs.
The L.E.A.D. Institute - $100.00:
The L.E.A.D Institute provides opportunities for exploring and mastering the capabilities for effective individual and team leadership. Through hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, and dynamic discussions, you’ll learn how to maximize team productivity, drive breakthrough innovation, and secure a competitive edge for your organization. The program focuses on improving the capacity to think strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively. L.E.A.D. Institute will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continental Breakfast and lunch provided.
Exhibitor spaces are available. Click here to access the Exhibitor's Packet
We invite you to exhibit at the 2021 NRPS Conference in Las Vegas, NV at Meet Las Vegas.
Exhibitors who have purchased a booth will also receive the following:
Exhibiting at conference will help you network with professionals interested in your products, contact potential customers with purchasing power, promote new products and services, attend any of the educational sessions being offered and have your company listed on NRPS website.
Exhibitor must install exhibit in contracted space by 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2021, or face possible reassignment of space or reallocation for NRPS Management purposes. Exhibitor must not dismantle exit nor begin packing before 4:00 p.m., October 20, 2021. Permission from NRPS Management is required for delivery or removal of any portion of any portion of an exhibit during the open exhibition hours. Unless NRPS Management has received written notification of a late arrival, an Exhibitor will be considered a “No Show” if their booth is not set by 9:00 a.m., October 26, 2021, contracted space may be released without refund.
If you and your organization are interested in one of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Priscilla Scott.
Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS)
P.O. Box 97264
LAs Vegas, Nevada 89193
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