| Bob is a sought-after speaker for a wide variety of community-based youth sports groups, including:
Local leagues affiliated with national organizations, parks & rec associations, YMCAs and YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, PALs, community centers, church leagues, agency youth leagues, parent/school education groups including PTAs and PTOs.
Bob helps the adults who are involved in youth sports to keep their involvement focused on meeting the needs of ALL the children that they are there to serve.
Click on these links below to watch a few short video clips on key topics from Bob's Community Talks:
a Complete Information Package About Bob's Talk
- We need to meet the needs of ALL children in youth sports
- We must recognize the cost of elite travel teams
- We need to avoid practices that discourage late-blooming athletes
- We as adults must not compete with one another through our children
- We must ensure coaches and administrators are qualified and trained to work effectively with kids
- And Other Critical Needs in Youth Sports
"This is the best presentation I've ever seen anywhere, on any subject. If you're the parent of a child involved - or soon to be involved - in youth sports, SEE IT!"
~ Aaron Vittone, Pittsfield, MA
"Bob is a captivating speaker. His presentation is very informative, and his point-of-view very compelling and enlightening. Parents and educators will truly benefit from Bob's written and spoken words on youth sports."
~ Sarah Caldwell, Libertyville, IL
- Instituto San Roberto in Monterrey, Mexico – April, 2008
- Featured Speaker at Tennis Australia’s Junior Coaches Conference – Jan., 2008
- Keynote Speaker at New Zealand Government’s Sport & Recreation Dept’s “Connecting Coaches” Conference – May, 2007
- Nike Second Annual State of the Game Conference – May, 2006
- Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) AGM - March 2004
- American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Section Meeting - 2003
- The Center for Sports Parenting, Rhode Island - 2003
- USA Hockey Regional Conferences - 2002, 2003
- World Wide Air Force Base Youth Sports Directors - 1998
- Various State Park and Rec Conferences - 1990's to Present
- USYSA State Association Conferences - 1990's
- Various United States Tennis Association (USTA) Regional and National Conferences
Kansas City, December 2007
Hilton Head, SC, February, 2009
Indianapolis, IN, December, 2009
- Bridgewater MA State College's Massachusetts Agression Reduction Commission (MARC) - November 2009
- USA Hockey ADM Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) - Keynote Speaker - September 2011