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ISYS 40th Anniversary


Notes: All keynote speakers are confirmed. Titles of presentations may change within the topics identified. Dates and exact times of presentations may be subject to change. Some panelist and moderators not yet confirmed and may be subject to change.

Thursday, November 29

5:00 - 5:15 PM: “Conference Welcome and Overview: The ISYS Then and Now” Al
Smith & Dan Gould, ISYS
Location: Auditorium

5:15 - 5:45 PM: “Youth Sports Today” Dan Gould, ISYS
Location: Auditorium

5:45 - 6:30 PM: “Issues in Youth Sports Today” Panel

Moderator: Dan Gould, ISYS

Jack Roberts – former Executive Director MHSAA (school sport perspective)
Ramona Cox – Detroit PAL (underserved youth perspective,
Paul Lubbers – USTA Player Development (NGB perspective
Nori Pennisi sport parent and sport psychology consultant (sport parent perspective
Leps Malete – ISYS/Kin International Programs (international youth perspective)
Location: Auditorium

6:30 – 7:15 PM: “Youth Sports Scientific Knowledge Translation" Nick Holt, University of Alberta
Moderator: Al Smith, ISYS
Location: Auditorium

7:15-9:00 PM: Welcoming Reception (Lincoln Room)

Friday, November 30 (Day 1)
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Session 1 “Protecting and Facilitating the Mental Health of Young Athletes”
Moderator: Dana Voelker, West Virginia University
Location: Auditorium

Paper 1: Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto)
"Addressing Abuse in Youth Sports"
Paper 2: Stewart Vella (University of Wollongong, Australia)
"Using Sport to Facilitate Mental Health in Young Athletes"

9:30 – 9:45AM: Morning Break 1

9:45 - 11:15 AM: Session 2: Injuries in Young Athletes
Moderator: Chris Kuenze, MSU
Location: Lincoln Room

Paper 1: Thomas Dompier (Lebanan Valley College) “Injuries and Factors Influencing Injuries in Young Athletes”
Paper 2: Tracey Covassin (ISYS, Michigan State University) “Concussions in Young Athletes: Causes and Consequences”

11:15 – 11:30 AM: Morning Break 2 (drink refreshments)

11:30 – 12:30 PM: Poster Session
Location: Rooms 104 and/or Room105

12:30 - 2:00 PM: Conference Lunch (Karin Pfeiffer “The Role of Youth Sports in Combatting the Obesity Crisis” Karin Pfeiffer, MSU
Moderator: Al Smith, ISYS

2:00 – 3:00 PM: (Concurrent Panels 1 & 2)

Panel 1:
Protecting the Mental Health of Young Athletes (Stewart Vella (University of Wollongong), Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto), Dana Voelker (West Virginia University),
Moderator – Karl Erickson
Location: Room 104


Panel 2:
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in Young Athletes (Thomas Dompier (Lebanan Valley College), Chris Kuenze (MSU), Additional panelist awaiting confirmation)
Moderator: Tracey Covassin (ISYS)
Location: Room 105

3:30 - 3:15 PM: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:45 PM: Session 3: Athletic Development in Young People
Moderator: Andy Driska, ISYS
Location: Lincoln Room

Paper 1: Paul Wylleman (Virje Univeristy Brussel, Beligum)
"Holistic Career Development of Young Athletes"
Paper 2: Chris Harwood (Loughborough University, UK) "Performance
Enhancement and the Young Athlete"

5:00 – 6:15 PM: Kinesiology Lab Tours (Location: IM Circle Bldg.)

6:30 PM: Conference participants on own for dinner

6:30 – 8:00 PM: ISYS Alumni Reception (Invitation Only: Football Stadium
– North End Zone)

Saturday, December 1 (Day 2)

8:00 – 9:30 AM: Session 4: Personal Development Through Youth Sports Participation
Moderator: Scott Pierce, Illinois State University
Location: Auditorium

Paper 1: Dawn Anderson-Butcher (Ohio State University) "Youth Sport as a Vehicle for Social Development"
Paper 2: Martin Camiré (University of Ottawa) “Making High School Sport Impactful”

9:30 – 9:45 AM: Morning Break (refreshments)

9:45 – 11:15 AM: Sessions 5: Significant Other Influences in Youth Sports
Moderator: Jenny Nalepa, ISYS
Location: Auditorium

Paper 1: Thelma Horn (Miami University, Ohio) "Coaching Young Athletes"
Paper 2: Camilla Knight (Swansea University, UK) "Revealing Findings in Sport Parent Research"

11:15 – 12:15 PM: Concurrent Panels 3 & 4

Panel 3:
Educating Youth Sport Coaches: What They Need to Know and How They Should Be Educated to Know It (Linda Petlichkoff Boise State and the First Tee, Thelma Horn, Miami University, Ohio, Karen Collins, University of New Hampshire, Chris Harwood, Loughborough University, UK.
Moderator: Andy Driska, (ISYS)
Location: Room 104


Panel 4:
Facilitating Psychosocial Development in Young Athletes (Scott Pierce, Illinois State Univ., Martin Camiré, University of Ottawa, Maureen Weiss, University of Minnesota, Dawn-Anderson Butcher, Ohio State University,
Moderator: Leps Malete, (ISYS)

Concurrent Rooms Location: Room 105

12:15 - 1:15 PM: Lunch on Own

1:45 – 3:15 PM: Session 6: Current Issues in Youth Sports
Moderator: Karin Pfeiffer, MSU
Location: Auditorium

Paper 1: Jeff Martin (Wayne State University)"Reaching Out to Special Populations in Youth Sports"
Paper 2: Adam Baxter-Jones (University of Saskatchewan, UK) “Growth and Development of Young Athletes: Factors of Influence and Consequences:

3:15 – 3:30 PM: Afternoon Break (refreshments)

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Session 7: Individual Motivation and Group Development in Young Athletes (Lincoln Room)
Moderator: Al Smith, ISYS

Paper 1: Maureen Weiss (University of Minnesota) "Motivation and Self-Perceptions in Young Athletes"
Paper 2: Mark Eys (Wilfrid Laurier University) “Group Processes and
Outcomes in Youth Sports”

5:00-5:30 PM: Conference Close “Youth Sports: The Next 40 Years”
Al Smith, Karl Erickson & Leps Malete ISYS (Auditorium)
Moderator: Dan Gould, ISYS

5:30 – 7:30 PM: Closing Social/Reception
Location: Red Cedar A & B