Colorado Youth Sports Summit

8:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome

Jay Coakley/Brian Gearity/David McCann

9:00am What We Know About Youth Sports
Tom Farrey, Executive Director,Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program

9:30am: What is Physical Literacy?
Steve Boyle, Founder, 2-4-1 Sports

9:45am: Best Practices – Examples from the Field

Moderator: David McCann

Ken Martel, USA Hockey

John Kessel, USA Volleyball

Steve Boyle, Founder, 2-4-1 Sports

Jay Coakley, Sport Sociologist

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00am: Break out sessions –

Brainstorming Project Play Strategies

GROUP 1:  
Ask kids what they want & Reintroduce free play


Encourage sport sampling & Revitalize in-town leagues

Think small & Design for development

Train all coaches & Emphasize prevention

12:15pm: Networking Lunch

1:30pm: Injuries in Youth Sports

Dr. Shale Wong, Professor of Pediatrics,

University of Colorado School of Medicine

2:00pm: Breakout Session Summaries

2:45pm: Physical literacy demonstration for youth sport coaches

Patrick McHenry, Director of Strength & Conditioning, Castle View HS, Castle Rock, CO

Chris Hecht, Physical Educator, Graland Country Day School

3:45 What’s Your Play
Activating strategies–Best Ideas* & Commit to action

4:45pm: Closing Remarks: Next Steps & Alliances


5:00pm: Adjourn


*Best idea winner receives a free registration at the 2016 Project Play Summit in Washington, DC, May 17, 2016