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The virtual event for sports parents by sports parents, and the pros who care about our kids. 

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About The Event

Outside the Locker Room (OTL) is an online event crafted especially for the largest supporters of student-athletes—parents. 

This inaugural two-day conference offers a platform for meaningful conversations and learning from the collective wisdom of experienced sports parents, coaches, active student-athletes, and professionals in the field of youth sports.

The genesis of this event lies within the insight of CEO Simone Joye's book "The Parent's Section: Outside The Locker Room" and her ten-year journey helping her son, Chad Venning, from the grassroots level to the A10 conference to his graduate season at Boston College. (Go Eagles!).

Early-bird tickets through August 18th - $50
After August 18th: $75

Please Note:  This is a camera-on-only event. 

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Why Should I Attend?

Here's what you can look forward to: 

  • Insightful Connections: You’ll have the chance to meet parents of professional athletes who have reached the pinnacle of success that many young athletes dream of. It’s an honor to have the mothers of NBA and NFL stars like Shaquille O’Neal, Andre Iguodala, Paris Johnson, Jr., and Larry Johnson join us, offering you a rare opportunity to learn from their experiences. 

  • Opening Remarks by Bernadette V. McGlade, Commissioner of the A10 Conference and one of the top leaders in collegiate sports. 

  • Expert-Led Discussions: Engage with a panel of sports industry professionals, including coaches, referees, government representatives, legal advisors, physical and mental health experts, and youth sports association representatives (CONFIRMED PANELISTS). Our carefully curated CONFERENCE SCHEDULE is the result of extensive research and conversations, designed to address the needs of sports parents like us. You’re also invited to pose your questions to the panelists when you register. 

  • Student-Athlete Perspectives: Listen to the candid Player’s Chat, where young athletes express how parents can best support their sporting endeavors.

  • Mental Wellness Session: Take part in an interactive session on mental health for parents and student-athletes, hosted by the Kevin Love Fund who are working every day to impact a billion lives.  

  • Roundtable Discussions: Contribute to vital conversations about the financial aspects of youth sports, navigating industry challenges, understanding the legal landscape, and preparing for the future of youth sports.

  • Depart the event with the comforting knowledge that as a sports parent, your contributions are recognized and appreciated. The OTL event will ensure you're rejuvenated and empowered to successfully guide your student-athlete "outside the locker room."

Exclusive Perks for Attendees:

  • Complimentary Lunch Offer: The first 50 parents to register will receive a complimentary lunch eGift card for the Parents Networking Lunch Break. Courtesy of Lucille O’Neal.

  • Valuable Resources for Sports Parents: Every participant will be provided with downloadable PDFs and links to resources relevant to each panel discussion.

Don’t miss this historic opportunity to gain new insights and support as a sports parent beyond the sidelines!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in Supporting the OTL Conference? 
To find out how to become a sponsor click below. 

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Sponsored by Lucille O'Neal, Author, Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: My Journey from Mental Warfare to Mental Health and mother of Shaquille O'Neal 

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