Speaker: Koboi SimpsonThis session is an overview of the credentialing process for volunteers with the Clayton Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. The presentation focuses on the Department's philosophy of recreation as it relates to the selection, screening, and training of youth sports coaches. Attendees will learn age-appropriate sports training and expectations, evaluation instruments, and the role volunteers coaches play in the development of young children. By establishing clear, rigorous participation standards for volunteers, youth sports leagues can eliminate coaches who place a premium on winning at the expense of the child's experiential development.