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  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 1

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is just a few days away. This year, we're launching a new video series that will take viewers inside the events at the show and preview the upcoming action. In this debut episode we provide an overview of this year's schedule and conference director Sue Searls joins the program to offer up her tips for attendees.

  • Get to Know Your Peers When Attending ABC

    by Paul Steinbach November 2014

    This is a story about a conversation Lou Holtz and I never had.

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Suffolk (Va.) Parks and Recreation

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    Suffolk (Va.) Parks and Recreation is a place for children to learn fundamental sports skills, enhance communication skills, build social relationships and just have fun – all through youth sports. 

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: MCAS Miramar Youth Sports Program

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    The U.S. Marine base MCAS Miramar Youth Sports Program in San Diego, Calif., provides the children and families of its community with a place to learn fundamental and advanced skills in a variety of sports, and a place to stay healthy and active while meeting new friends. 

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Jefferson City (Mo.) Parks, Recreation & Forestry

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    Jefferson City (Mo.) Parks, Recreation & Forestry has been training volunteer youth sports coaches since 1986, and it’s safe to say that the city was an early adopter of coach education. Today, the program continues to place emphasis on supporting and training coaches as a way to ensure a positive and safe youth sports experience for all participants. 

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Fort Eustis Youth Sports & Fitness Program

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    Although the Fort Eustis Youth Sports & Fitness Program (Va.) at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis has faced challenges over the years, the program has continued to offer top-notch youth sports programming to fit the needs of the children and families it serves. 

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Dyess Youth Sports Program

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    The Dyess Youth Sports program at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas makes sure there is never a dull moment for the children and families it serves. Between seasonal sports like baseball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading; instructional classes for kajukembo, tennis and tumbling; summer camps; and other special events, there is always an activity to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide fun for the children. 

  • 10 Things to Remember to Bring to #ABCOrlando

    by Becky Walker Sobeck October 2014

    The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is right around the corner. You might not be packing your bags for Orlando just yet, but here are the top ten things you'll need to remember for this year's show. Not signed up yet? You can do that here. The show runs from November 12-15. We hope to see you there!

  • First-Time Speakers Discuss ABC Presentations

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2014

    The Athletic Business Conference & Expo returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 13-15. While hundreds of attendees and exhibitors will reunite for North America's largest fall athletics, fitness and recreation show, there will be plenty of new faces this year, as well. Specifically, attendees will have a variety of new speakers to choose from within the 10 seminar tracks offered at ABC. AB editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen recently touched base with some of those speakers to discuss their presentations and what attendees can expect, as well as their own expectations for this year's show.

  • The Top Five Reasons You Should Attend #ABCOrlando

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    With so many exciting events - the fall's largest athletic and fitness trade show, continuing education opportunities, facility tours and networking receptions - we've outlined the top five reasons to join us for the 33rd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando.