Presented by Susan Crown Exchange

How Youth Sports Can Help Solve the Mental Health Crisis

Mar 6, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Youth today are confronted by dual crises of mental health and social connection, with an urgent need to scale evidence-based interventions. Enter Youth Sports, a sector that reaches 38 million kids each year. Research demonstrates how sports can promote healing, growth and belonging. Quality coaching is key to delivering on this promise, but only 25% of the U.S.' 6.5 million coaches are trained in youth development. Leaders from the Million Coaches Challenge will make the case for investing in coaches and offer strategies that schools, cities, and states can use to improve youth outcomes..

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Megan Bartlett

Center for Healing and Justice Through Sport

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Vince Minjares

Aspen Institute

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Hannah Olson

University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics

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Doug Ute

Ohio High School Athletic Association

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This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Thursday, March 7th 2024 at 11:30am CT.