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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With nearly 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host national […]

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From left, Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel moderated a session with Wayne Moss, Ju’Riese Colón, Megan Ditchman and Sarah Dyer about the impact of youth sports and how to enhance it. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Panelists Discuss the Evolving Landscape of Youth Sports

Not even the National Football League drives as much revenue throughout the country as youth sports — but challenges remain. Whether it be keeping children safe at events or getting them engaged in the first place, panelists detailed how policies are being put in place in the TEAMS Educational Session “The Evolving Landscape of Youth […]

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National Council of Youth Sports to
Meet in Conjunction with TEAMS

The National Council of Youth Sports has announced that its annual board meeting will be co-located with the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo. Presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, TEAMS ’22 — the world’s largest gathering for the sports-event industry — will be held in Oklahoma City, October […]

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NCYS Partners with TeachAids on Concussion Program

The National Council of Youth Sports has partnered with TeachAids to make its CrashCourse concussion education technology available to the millions of youth registered in organized youth sports. CrashCourse is a suite of interactive educational products focused on preventing and treating of concussions and related mental health issues. This program is designed to teach athletes, […]

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NGBs Partner on Concussion Awareness Campaign

As Brain Injury Awareness Month kicks off in March, several organizations, including 19 national governing bodies, have launched an interactive database with hundreds of stories relating to how concussions occur in different sports and suggestions from those who have been injured. The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall program, whose theme is “More Than My Brain Injury,” […]

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Emergency Relief Bill for Youth Sports Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-New York) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) have introduced a bill in Congress calling for the $8.5 billion in emergency funding that a coalition of youth sports organizations has sought in relief for the industry. The COVID-19 Youth Sports and Working Families Relief Act calls for authorizing a relief fund […]

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Youth Sports Coalition Seeks $8.5 Billion in Assistance

More than 400 youth sports organizations have formed a coalition that will lobby Congress for at least $8.5 billion to assist community organizations that are not helped by the CARES Act. The PLAY Sports (Promoting Local and Youth Sports) Coalition is designed to assist youth sports organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond as the […]

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