All pre-conference seminars will be held on Tuesday, August 20th. 
Specific times for each training will be listed in the event registration. Food and drinks will be on your own.

Certified Youth Sports Administrator Certification (CYSA)

Due to low registration the CYSA workshop has been rescheduled. Please check back for more details once we finalize the date and location.

This special One-Day Onsite Academy will offer participants both the On-line and On-site Academy to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential. The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is a comprehensive certification program that offers cutting-edge information on critical topics for professional youth sports administrators today. The Academy’s primary goal is to provide attendees with a foundation and tools needed to positively impact the youth sports experience for ALL children in their communities. 

Youth Sports Professionals who are interested in earning the CYSA credential will participate in a full day of training at the APRA Conference. Then CYSA candidates will complete the certification process via the Online Academy. Topics covered include: Youth sports philosophy, Professional development, Mission statements, Policies & procedures, Volunteer management, Child abuse prevention, Parent management, Conflict resolution, Insurance & risk management, Inclusion of children with disabilities, Evaluation & marketing of your program, Emergency planning, Model youth sports program, plus more. 

Once certified, CYSAs are part of an elite group of professionals that understand the core foundations of the administration of sports programs for children and have demonstrated that professional development is essential to the delivery of quality sports programs. 

The CYSA credential allows youth sports administrators to be a part of a professional network, to keep up-to-date with the latest youth sports trends and to position them in a leadership role.  

Participants will experience both the Online and Onsite Academy to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential.  Click here for more about NAYS

The Special Onsite Academy is approved for .5 CEU's 

Marketing and Branding Workshop

Returning for a second year, learn the latest in Branding + Marketing to better promote your programs, facilities, and community projects. From developing a personal brand to uncovering data from google analytics, participants will walk away with real-world practical tools and techniques that will dub you a Marketing BadAZ

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Marketing BadAZ

Marketing and Brandon Workshop

Returning for a second year, learn the latest in Branding + Marketing to better promote your programs, facilities, and community projects. From developing a personal brand to uncovering data from google analytics, participants will walk away with real-world practical tools and techniques that will dub you a Marketing BadAZ.

Start Time

End Time

Topic | Speaker

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

 Check-in & Networking

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

 Creative Juice Activity | Corey & Brandon

9:00 AM

11:30 AM

 Refresh Not Rebrand | Hilary Roemersberger

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

 LUNCH (Meal Included with Registration)

12:30 PM

2:15 PM

 Digital Marketing Trends | Brian Lawson

BadAZ Speakers:

Hilary Roemersberger | Apex Park and Recreation District |

Hillary Roemersberger, CPRP, currently works as the Recreation Services Director at Apex Park and Recreation where she oversees a variety of program areas including Fitness, Youth Programming as well as 2 new recreation facilities. Hillary holds a BS in Health and Exercise Science and an MS in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Hillary has over 10 years of experience in developing and managing recreation programs, services and events with the Town of Parker as well as currently at Apex where she has been working closely with the marketing team to bring more awareness of Recreation programs/services in the Arvada community.

Brian Lawson |  WebMO's |

Brian is one of the co-founders of WebMO and has been a digital marketer, technologist, "IT guy", and a local business owner for over 28 years! He has presented WebMO's digital marketing research findings at conferences, workshops, associations, and local events across Arizona.

What’s Included:

Still on the fence? Here’s a full list of what you could miss out on if you don’t attend the APRA Marketing BadAZ Precon.

  • Entry to Education Sessions (CEU’s included)
  • Food!! Well, lunch that is
  • Limited Edition APRA Marketing BadAZ Cape
  • BadAZ feeling of new knowledge and accomplishment!


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