Coronavirus and Youth Sports: How to Manage the Crisis

April 16, 2020  • Sports & Society Program

Our second webinar explored how youth sports leaders in non-profits, for-profits, and parks and recs departments are tackling issues during the pandemic. Topics included access to revenue from donors and government resources; managing expenses, staffing and requests for refunds; and communication with parents, youth and the broader community.

Speakers are comprised of experts on youth sports.

  • Tom Farrey, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program Executive Director
  • Brendan Tuohey, PeacePlayers Co-Founder and President
  • Lisa Frates, Bethesda (MD) Soccer Club Executive Director
  • Jack Castle, Columbus (OH) Recreation & Parks Department Sports Administrator

READ RECAP: Leaders say transparency is vital for youth sports refunds

Additional Reading

Project Play coronavirus and youth sports resource page

How youth sports in South Korea returned faster than in U.S.

Youth sports organizations propose $8.5 billion COVID-19 federal relief fund

Why parks and rec departments have a ‘unique opportunity’ to reclaim youth sports

We’re losing too many irreplaceable youth sports coaches to COVID-19