Each of the participating organizations, which also includes USA Hockey, USA Football, USA Basketball, US Lacrosse, Little League Baseball, USA Gymnastics, USA Cheer and the National Federation of State High School Associations, will share details about successful initiatives currently being deployed to enhance youth safety in sports. Jim Cosgrove, Executive Director, and Todd Roby, Director of Marketing and Communications, will represent US Youth Soccer at the roundtable discussion.
"US Youth Soccer is pleased to be able to share information about our efforts to increase player safety through this very public platform facilitated by the NFL," Cosgrove said. "Since our beginning in 1974, providing programs and services that enhance the safety for all youth soccer participants has been one of our organization’s top priorities, and we welcome opportunities to improve our knowledge and lead in these efforts."
US Youth Soccer continues to show its commitment to enhancing and promoting player safety through campaign initiatives and by providing valuable information for players, coaches and families. In 2011, US Youth Soccer teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
to help educate and protect participants of all youth sports who may be at risk of concussions.
Media commentators and bloggers expected to attend the one-day roundtable event include representatives from Black and Married with Kids, Family Circle, MomsTeam, Macaroni Kids, ESPN, Parenthood, SportsCapp, She Said He Said, Trophy Mom, What to Expect, She Budgets, ThirtyMommy.com, iVillage.com; PinkConcussions.com and many others.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer
- "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org