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Legacies United Foundation
Annual Youth Conference

Legacies United Foundation is proud to bring to you the Youth Sports Leadership Conference series.  This initiative was designed to inspire the next Generation of Scholar Athletes, Coaches and Support Staff.  Launched in 2022 with the goal of promoting sportsmanship and safety, our Conference series has evolved and become more of a support group for community members; with empowerment programs such as Girls Take on Sports (GTOS) and our Youth Sports Leadership Academy (YSLA). We encourage you to join us as we work to  bridging the gap in learning that exist in Youth Sports.

Legacies United Youth Sports Conference was developed by Dennis and Erika Gullick, Owners of The Cheer Institute; Central Ohio's Premier Inter-generational Health and Wellness Facility.  Over the past 15 years they have combined to engage with and serve hundreds of youth and their families, across the country.  This greatly stretched their perspective, on how the platform of sports, can be used to bring forth positive change across generations.  Now in the wake of a pandemic maintaining a unified front across disciplines matter most. Our inaugural Youth Sports Conference is aimed at educating, empowering and connecting youth, their families and our

providers to resources that will surely enrich their experience.  We hope to cultivate a shared perspective on what it means to be a Scholar Athlete how to promote Sportsmanship as well as Health and Safety.  All in an effort to ensure quality programming for our youth and their families in the communities they reside.  Below we have outlined a few of the assumptions that led to the development of this conference, yet we as a community are resilient and expect for this conference to be a call to action for all who attend.  


The Youth Sports Conference was so much fun, I enjoyed the working together with my group and learning about my mental health

-Youth Participant


I've taken several safety trainings over the years but the focus on the AED unit was right on time.  I needed that!!

— Tumbling Coach

  • Youth Sports Leadership Academy- Session 4&5
    Youth Sports Leadership Academy- Session 4&5
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 26
    Jerusalem Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
    Feb 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 18, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Jerusalem Tabernacle Missionary Baptist, 827 E. Maynard Ave. Columbus OH 43211
    Youth Sports Leadership Academy (YSLA) is a tutoring group designed for youth in both Middle and High School student athletes. This initiative connects youth who are motivated and or driven by sports to, trainers, coaches and seasoned athletes in the industry to help them find their path in life.

Excerpt from: Holla'! Cheer & Dance
Magazine Fall 2020 Issue.  This  Magazine is responsible for highlighting African Americans in the sports of cheer and Dance.  Checkout our featured story by clicking link below.

Sports Woman

Are You Ready?
 June 2024
Youth Sports Leadearship Conference

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