AASP offers webinars on a quarterly basis, providing valuable education on a wide range of topics by experts in the field. These are also available for on-demand purchase & viewing if you miss the live presentation. Credits toward re-certification of the CC-AASP designation can also be earned by participating in AASP webinars.

Virtual Conference - Changing the Game:
Transformative Advances in Youth Sport

The live airing of the conference has passed. It will be available for purchase and on-demand viewing in early June.


Participation, personal development, and performance are chief to providing children with quality experiences. Expert leaders from across non-profit, academic, and federally funded sectors come together to share the latest positive youth development efforts in sport science and practice.

Moderated by Dr. Dan Gould, Michigan State University's Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sport, conference speakers will discuss advances that are transforming youth sport culture from grassroots to policy levels. Speakers will center the virtual conference dialogue on answering important calls to action and evidence-based best practices.

Dan Gould, Ph.D.
Professor, Michigan State University
Director, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports


State of Play 2015
Tom Farrey, Author of  Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of our Children & Director of Sports and Society, The Aspen Institute
This session takes measure of where we are as a society in providing children with sufficient sport experiences that meet their health needs and that of communities, including the role of Project Play in creating the conditions for stakeholders to improve those opportunities. Eight strategies that sectors can use to deliver universal access to early positive sport activities are shared.

The FUN MAPS: A 360° Evidence-Based Paradigm Shift
Amanda J. Visek, PhD, CC-AASP, Associate Professor, The George Washington University
There is an exact science to promoting the most fun positive youth sport experiences for children. Informed and conceptualized entirely by youth sport stakeholders, the FUN MAPS have been featured in over 80+ media stories reaching more than 356 million viewers around the world igniting excitement from grassroots coaches and parents to administrators and policy leaders. This session provides a 360° overview of the FUN MAPS which challenge adult misconceptions of children's fun. Used as tool for transforming youth sport culture, the FUN MAPS are also discussed relative to young athlete's skill development and performance achievement.

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L): Advancing Physical Literacy, Long-Term Athlete Development, and Lifelong Participation in Sport and Physical Activity
Vicki Harber, PhD, Canadian Sport for Life
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) has evolved from a project to a national movement dedicated to improving the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health, and aligns community, provincial, and national programming. Alongside Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), CS4L represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity. This session provides an overview of CS4L's initiatives and progress.

Increasing Access to Quality Youth Sport Programming Through a Collective Impact Approach
Katherine Tomaino, MPH, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
This talk will explore how the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation's Model City Initiative is supporting New Orleans based sport for development organizations in their collective goal of increasing access to quality youth sport programming for youth throughout the city. Discussion will also detail how a collective impact approach can be used at scale to support youth development at a national and global level.

Sport for Social Change: Increasing Positive Sport Experiences for Youth in Developing Countries
Lindsey Blom, PhD, CC-AASP, Associate Professor, Ball State University
This session highlights AASP members' sport-based development projects designed to increase positive sport experiences for youth in developing countries. More specifically, program development, coach education, and research outcomes related to projects focusing on reducing conflict, countering the recruitment of children into militant groups, and/or aiding in development are discussed.

A Personal Asset Approach to Youth Sport
Jean Côté, PhD, Professor and Director, Queen's University
This session presents a global vision for sport through a new framework that incorporates the elements necessary for a developmentally sound approach to youth sport involvement.


You can attend the virtual conference right from your office or home. All you need is a telephone and a computer with a high speed internet connection. The presentation's audio will be delivered over the telephone (toll-free) or through your computer. Registrants will be provided call in/login information and a web URL 2-3 days prior to the session. This information will give you access to the presentations on the web in real time.


Registration is now closed. The conference will be available for online purchase and on-demand viewing in early June.
$49 – Students
$75 – AASP and ACSM Professional Members
$99 – Non-Members

If you cannot watch the live airing, you will be able to view the conference on demand in the AASP Webinar Archive approximately two weeks after it has aired.


This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of CE to partially meet the 6-hour CE re-certification requirement for Certified Consultants (CC-AASP).


Dr. Lindsey Blom, CC-AASP, is an Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Coordinator of the Sport & Exercise Psychology Master's Program at Ball State University. For the past decade, she has investigated positive youth development through sport and using sport to promote peace at the individual, community, and international levels. Her recent projects include conducting international sport for social change programs in Jordan and Tajikistan (funded by the Department of State Bureau of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' SportsUnited program), developing a values-based curriculum that can infused into recreational sport leagues, chairing the NASPE task force for the position statement on Maximizing the Benefits of Youth Sport, and running local after-school sport for peace leadership programs with elementary school children. Additionally, she has been an invited expert on using sport for development to counter violent extremism for two closed roundtable discussions hosted by the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation and Hedayah.

Dr. Jean Côté is professor and Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University at Kingston (Canada). His research interests are in the areas of youth sport, coaching, sport expertise, and positive youth development. Dr. Côté is regularly invited to present his work to both sport governing organizations and academic conferences throughout the world. He has delivered over 45 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. Dr. Côté was a co-editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology between 2008-2011. In 2009, Dr. Côté was the recipient of the 4th EW Barker Professorship from the Physical Education and Sport Science deparment at the National Institute of Education in Sinpapore. He received the Queen's University Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision for 2013. Dr. Côté, in collaboration with Dr. Ronnie Lidor, has recently completed the first comprehensive book on talent development in children's sport which was published in 2013 by Fitness Information Technology.

Tom Farrey
 is Executive Director 
of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program. In 2011, he founded the Sports & Society Program, whose mission is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest. Farrey is also a journalist whose work has been recognized as among the nation's best and most innovative. With ESPN, his television stories have won two Emmy Awards, as well as the 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award and 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award. He is author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children (2008, ESPN Books), an investigation of contemporary youth sports used as a text on many college campuses.

Dr. Vicki Harber is passionate about quality athlete development and lifelong participation in physical activity. As an academic, her research examined the physiological adaptations to regular physical activity in women while her teaching focused on the application of these findings into real-world environments. She is a member of the Canadian Sport for Life Leadership team and is helping to advance physical literacy and shape athlete development programs for young females across Canada. She contributes her time to several municipal and provincial committees that aim to improve the quality of sport and physical activity for Canadians. Her combined experiences from 2 Olympic teams (1980 and 1984 Canadian Rowing), life as an academic, coaching an elite girls soccer team and being a mother of 2 children have fuelled her passion to work with those who can make a difference in the performance of girls and women.

Katy Tomaino is the Evaluation and Learning Specialist at Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA. In this role, she supports monitoring and evaluation efforts for Laureus USA, it's grantees, and the New Orleans Sport for Development Collective Impact Coalition. She brings to this role several years of research experience and an expertise in human nutrition, public health, and international development. Prior to joining the team at Laureus, she was involved with health research and development work in Indonesia, Peru, and among Native North American populations. She received her MSPH from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. Katy lives and works in New York City.

Dr. Amanda J. Visek, CC-AASP is an Associate Professor and scientist-practitioner at The George Washington University in the Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her federally funded applied research includes the FUN MAPS – the latest sport science advancement capturing attention from grassroots communities to national sport organizations. The FUN MAPS are the scientific blueprints for the fun integration theory, the first-ever fully conceptual framework for optimizing youth's positive sport experiences in childhood and through adolescence. Her work has been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, CBS Radio, ABC News, NBC News, FOX News and has also been featured in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Poland, and India. The recipient of early career achievement awards from AASP and APA Division 47, she is committed to leveraging children's fun in sport and is having fun doing it!


Institute for the Study of Youth Sports - Michigan State University


Applied Psychophysiology: Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for Sport Psychology Scientists and Practitioners
Speakers: Lindsay Thornton, Ed.D., United States Olympic Committee & Leonard Zaichkowsky, Ph.D., Sport Science Consultant
January 2015

Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Appreciating the Context of Multiculturalism and Intersectionality within the Framework of Sport and Exercise Psychology Consultations
Speakers: William Parham, Ph.D., ABPP, Loyola Marymount University & Carole Oglesby, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Temple University - Emeritus
August 2014

Best Practices in Supervision for Developing Competent Consultants
Speakers: Judy Van Raalte, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Springfield College & Artur Poczwardowski, Ph.D., CC-AASP, The University of Denver
July 2014

The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a CC-AASP
Speakers: Bob Harmison, Ph.D., CC-AASP, James Madison University, Chair Certification Review Committee & Sarah Castillo, Ph. D., CC-AASP, National University
February 2014

Exercise Psychology In Practice: Using Sport & Exercise Psychology Skills and Training to Promote Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Speakers: Joan Duda, Ph.D., CC-AASP, University of Birmingham & Sam Zizzi, Ph.D., CC-AASP, West Virginia University

February 2014

Performance Enhancement for College Athletes
Speakers: Ken Ravizza, Ph.D., CC-AASP, California State University, Fullerton & Nicki Moore, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
December 2013

Psychosocial Applications in Sport Injury Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach
Speakers: Britton Brewer, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Springfield College & Jordan Hamson-Utley, Ph.D., ATC, Weber State University
June 2013

Performance Psychology within the Military
Speakers: Dave Riccuti, Ed.D., CC-AASP, Special Operations Cognitive Enhancement & Performance (SOCEP), Shannon Baird, Ph.D., Comprehensive Solider & Family Fitness (CSF2), U.S. Military, & Ceci Clark, M.Sc., Special Operations Cognitive Enhancement & Performance (SOCEP)
April 2013

Starting and Sustaining Your Private Practice 
Speakers: Carrie Cheadle, M.A., CC-AASP, carriecheadle.com & Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology
January 2013

Mental Preparation for the Olympic Games
Speakers: Daniel Gould, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Michigan State University & Sean McCann, Ph.D., CC-AASP, United States Olympic Committee 
August 2012

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