The 2018 Seattle Sports Marketing Conference & Career Fair is Oct. 15 & 16 at The Washington State Convention Center. This innovative conference features various thought leaders in the sports space and is a must attend event. Our schedule is constantly updating with new speakers, sessions and moderators. Buy your tickets now as the price will go up with demand.
Monday, October 15 • 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Dealing With Sports Parents

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Engage in a practical discussion of how to constructively engage sports parents. Learn field-tested approaches to communicating with parents and managing realistic expectations. Discover the keys to making difficult conversations less onerous and the one simple question that enables effective conflict resolution. Tap over 50 years of soccer experience of former US Soccer Coaching Director Bobby Howe and GO! Founder and professional mediator Ruth Nicholson to uncover the survival skills of effectively working with sports parents.

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Bobby Howe

Coaching Director, Emerald City FC
When West Ham United hotshot Bobby Howe first arrived to coach and play for the Seattle Sounders in 1976, nobody in the Puget Sound region knew who he was. It didn’t take long for fans to get to know the affable player-coach. Howe is one of the original Sounders who helped to popularize... Read More →
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Ruth Nicholson

Founder, GO!
Ruth Nicholson is the founder of GO!, a 24/7 resource and training platform offering youth sports organizations proven governance, leadership, and administrative tools. Since its launch in mid-2017, Ruth and the GO! staff have fielded inquiries and worked with coaches, clubs, state... Read More →

Monday October 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 203 - Speaker Room