- The Washington Times - Friday, June 5, 2015

The “Right Side Forum,” an hour-long conservative live news and talk show hosted by columnist Armstrong Williams, will look at a number of topics on its next broadcast: “Youth Athletics Programs: Not Playing Around.”

The guests this week are William Liggins, director, D.C. Revenue Bond Program and coach; Malcolm Battle, head coach Cesar Chavez Charter School; and Keith Stevens, director, Team Takeover AAU Basketball Program.

The discussion centers on the idea that youth athletics programs are not just about playing around. They are about building strong bodies, brains and able citizens. But how do you build an athletic program that is really capable of doing all of that? How do you engage young people, parents and other stakeholders in the success of the program as well as the young people who are participating?

“I love sports! I know a lot of people do, and a lot of young people see sports as their ticket to a future beyond their wildest dreams. The reality is that most of them will never make it. Even if they do, they will need to be prepared for life after an athletics career,” says Armstrong. “Youth athletics programs can help young people make it as successful, productive citizens. I’m excited about this week’s show giving me an opportunity to talk to people who are dedicated to making sure the young people are as successful as their athletics programs.”

The show, which debuted in January, airs live on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on News Channel 8 in the Washington, D.C., area, and repeats again at 6:30 p.m.

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