Swin Cash, Paul Rabil, and the Other Influential Speakers at This Year’s Youth Sports Management Conference

By Melissa Wickes
September 14, 2022
3 min

It’s time to take your youth sports management game to the next level—and NextUp: The Youth Sports Management Conference is the perfect place to do exactly that. For the first time since 2019, the youth sports conference is back in person and we have a roster of incredible speakers lined up for you to hear from! 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders on topics like the future of youth sports, purpose-driven growth, high performance on and off the field, and more. 

GET HALF OFF REGISTRATION: To register for the conference at a 50% discount, use the code Blog50 at checkout.

Here’s a little bit about who will be speaking at the youth sports industry’s only conference:

The Youth Sports Conference Speakers this Year

Swin Cash of the WNBA

You may have heard this WNBA legend’s name in the news this past week, as she was just inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this last week. Swin Cash is a two-time US Olympian, and three-time WNBA Champion, and is now the VP of Operations and Team Development for the New Orleans Pelicans—so, rest assured, she’ll provide a valuable perspective on sports management.

She’ll be speaking during our High Performance On and Off the Field session to discuss the secrets to high performance for youth sports executives.

Watch this clip from her Hall of Fame induction speech below:


Paul Rabil of Premier Lacrosse League

Former professional lacrosse player and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League, Paul Rabil represents the best of the best in lacrosse.  He has an impressive list of accolades in lacrosse under his belt—including three-time Major League Lacrosse MVP and three-time Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year. 

Technology—like VR, augmented reality, blockchain, web3, and NFTs—will inevitably change how youth sports is managed and experienced. Paul will speak about where youth sports is headed and what every youth sports leader should consider to prepare for that future. 

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Julie Foudy of ESPN

If you don’t know Julie Foudy—AKA loudy Foudy—you’ll want to get to know her at NextUp. 

If anyone knows women’s sports—a pivotal topic in the world of youth sports today—it’s Julie Foudy. In fact, she co-founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy—an organization focused on developing leadership skills in teenage girls. 

Foudy was the co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team from 1991-2000, and the captain from 2000-2004. She’s a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, the first woman ever to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award, and is in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Currently, she’s an analyst, reporter, and the primary color commentary for women’s soccer telecasts on ESPN. To speak about? 

Derrick Dockery of the NFL and TikTok

Former NFL Guard and current leader in U.S. Government Affairs at TikTok, Derrick Dockery will join NextUp to talk about how and why playing youth sports gives kids advantages in life, as well as how to brand your organization in a way that will help it grow. 

Jeff Addiego of the Golden State Warriors

Jeff Adiego is the Vice President of Warriors Basketball Academy at the Golden State Warriors—their youth sports basketball program. He’ll be joining the Disruption of Youth Sports session to discuss where youth sports is headed and how technology will affect that. 

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley of LeagueApps

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley is an absolute expert in youth sports in all senses of the word. She’s the former CEO of Laureus, a global organization that uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people;  former CEO of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and current Vice President of Community & Impact and President of FundPlay at LeagueApps. 

Lest we forget she’s also an Olympic Gold Medalist, no big deal.  

Noah Callahan-Bever of Idea Generation

Idea Generation is a media platform for creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs looking to inspire and develop ideas for generations to come. How do you come up with an idea? How do you execute it? How do you operationalize that idea? 

Noah Callahan-Bever, the Founder & CEO of Idea Generation will join us at NextUp to discuss perspectives that help youth sports leaders navigate connect with kids and families and harness the power of their platform to make their work as important as any in society today. 

Other NextUp speakers include professionals at some of the leading youth sports organizations—like The St. James, ProSkills Basketball, Steel Sports, McClean Youth Soccer, Headfirst, and United Soccer Coaches.

Each NextUp speaker will offer unique and valuable perspectives into the youth sports industry today and where it’s headed—as well as managing a winning organization. Register now using the code Blog50 for 50% off registration before the attendee list fills up!

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