Notre Dame News | June 20, 2014
The University of Notre Dame’s Play Like a Champion Today initiative is hosting coaches, athletics administrators and leaders from the sports world from across the country at the University Friday-Sunday (June 20-22) for a conference titled “Long-Term Athlete Development: Ethics and Excellence.”
Speakers at the this year’s conference will share their latest research on how youth sports can make a difference in lives of many children, particularly with the support of understanding and caring coaches. Throughout the weekend, experts in coaching, sports medicine, psychiatry and officiating will work with youth and high school coaches and administrators on how to best develop the character of young athletes. The weekend will feature presentations and discussions on the medical challenges of overtraining, the impact of injuries on youth sports and psychological aspects of sport.