Speaking to Local Communities About Youth Sports
Former NBA player, coach and author, Bob Bigelow, helps adults who are involved in youth sports keep their involvement focused on meeting the needs of ALL the children they serve.
Bob is a sought-after speaker for a wide variety of community-based youth sports groups, including: Local leagues affiliated with national organizations, parks & rec associations, YMCAs and YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, PALs, community centers, church leagues, agency youth leagues, parent/school education groups including PTAs and PTOs.
His talks address the issues in youth sports today:
- Meeting the needs of ALL children in youth sports
- Recognizing the cost of elite travel teams
- Avoiding practices that discourage late-blooming athletes
- Adults not competing with one another through our children
- Ensuring coaches and administrators are qualified and trained to work effectively with kids
- And addressing other critical needs in youth sports
Learn more about Bob's mission and how he can help improve youth sports in your community.
Contact Bob Bigelow for more information.
See schedule of recent and upcoming talks (PDF).
Some of Bob's Presentations to Larger Organizations
- Instituto San Roberto in Monterrey, Mexico
- Featured Speaker at Tennis Australia’s Junior Coaches Conference
- Keynote Speaker at New Zealand Government’s Sport & Recreation Dept’s “Connecting Coaches” Conference
- Nike Second Annual State of the Game Conference
- Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) AGM
- American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Section Meeting
- The Center for Sports Parenting, Rhode Island
- USA Hockey Regional Conferences
- World Wide Air Force Base Youth Sports Directors
- Various State Park and Rec Conferences
- USYSA State Association Conferences
- Various United States Tennis Association (USTA) Regional and National Conferences
Kansas City, KS; Hilton Head, SC; Indianapolis, IN
- Bridgewater MA State College's Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Commission (MARC)
- USA Hockey ADM Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) - Keynote Speaker