PAADS 2015 Athlete Development Summit to take place at Major League Baseball Headquarters

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The Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) announces the 2015 Athlete Development Summit will take place in Manhattan, New York at the offices of Major League Baseball on April 30th and May 1st.

Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists

The ADS is the leading conference - worldwide - in the field of athlete development.

The Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Athlete Development Summit will be taking place April 30th and May 1st in Manhattan, New York at the offices of Major League Baseball.

The annual Athlete Development Summit is one of the primary events and services produced by PAADS. The Summit’s primary purpose is to provide athlete development specialists with the opportunity to connect with athlete development specialists from other organizations and to hear from speakers from around the world who are experts in areas of concern to those in the athlete development industry.

The PAADS’ ADS brings together leading thinkers and practitioners in the athlete development space from organizations including the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), National Rugby League (NRL), United States Tennis Association (USTA), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The 2014 ADS featured two nationally-acclaimed speakers and experts on relationship development, Keith Ferrazzi and Andrew Sobel. Other topics included:

*Mental Health Considerations for the Competitive Athlete
*Relationship Violence
*Empowering the Athlete from an Athletic Trainer’s Perspective
*Implementing Financial Education Platforms
*Interacting with Player Families
*The Trust by the NFLPA
*Cutting Edge Philanthropy for Athletes
*The Power of Ombuds in Sports

Previous ADS conferences have also included a diverse array of speakers and topics. Among these speakers were David Stern, former Commissioner of the NBA; Dr. Jim Loehr of the Human Performance Institute; Travis Tygart, CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency
(USADA); and Ken Shropshire, founder of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about the 2015 ADS, please visit http://www.paads.org

About Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists

The Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) is the global leader in the profession of athlete development. PAADS was formally created in 2011 as a non-profit, membership corporation. Global Partners include: ATP, LPGA, MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA, NRL, USTA, WTA & WWE. PAADS is an association of professionals who help athletes maximize their potential and overall well-being. Through inter-sport collaboration, PAADS helps establish standards to advance the athlete development profession. For more information on PAADS or the Athlete Development Summit please visit PAADS.

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