National Alliance for Youth Sports, Inc. HQ

aka NAYS   |   West Palm Beach, FL   |  http://www.nays.org

Mission

The National Alliance For Youth Sports, a non-profit organization based in West Palm Beach, Florida, was founded in 1981 with the goal of improving out-of-school sports for America's youth. The Alliance believes that participation in youth sports develops positive life values, and that adults responsible for youth sport must be fully knowledgeable about their responsibilities and the dynamics of children in sports. For this reason, a central focus is to provide educational programs and resources for volunteers (such as coaches) and professionals involved in youth sports. The Alliance also offers skill development programs that give children a positive introduction to sports and seek to keep them involved for a lifetime.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Mr. Fred Engh

Main address

2050 Vista Parkway

West Palm Beach, FL 33411 USA

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Formerly known as

National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA)

EIN

59-2134374

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Our programs

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NYSCA

The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA), for 28 years has provided membership training opportunities for volunteer coaches in youth sports. More than 2.5 million moms and dads have become members of NYSCA since its inception.

Each year, approximately 60,000 new volunteers become members of the NYSCA by successfully participating in an interactive clinic (onsite at Chapters or online) and pledging to live up to a Code of Conduct. Another 50,000 volunteer coaches renew their membership in the NYSCA annually totaling over 110,000 coaches.
Facts about Youth Sports Coaches:
Almost all coaches in local youth sports programs are volunteers with a child participating in the program.
More than 90% are parents, moms and dads who volunteer to coach their child’s team.
The average length of service for most volunteer youth sports coaches is 2-3 seasons (not necessarily years).
Few volunteer coaches have experience coaching and most have very little knowledge of the coaching of sports. For many, their references are what they see on television or their own experiences participating as children.

Population(s) Served

Professional Youth Sports Administrators work for park and recreation departments, community based organizations, military bases, etc. Some run programs, some oversee programs and some do a combination of the two. Sometimes, the professional is only responsible for the facility, while volunteer groups actually run the youth sports program.

Youth sports professionals have varying backgrounds – some have formal education (parks and recreation, physical education, public administration, sports management) while many others learn on the job.

NAYS communicates with approximately 35,000 youth sports professionals on a regular basis via newsletters and email and more than 1,200 have successfully completed the National Academy for Youth Sports Administrators (onsite or online). These professionals have earned the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential by completing the 20 hour training/test/continuing education.

Volunteer Youth Sports Administrators are usually moms and dads who agree to serve as presidents, commissioners, and/or board members in a youth sports organization. Usually these volunteers have children involved with the program, and often are moved through the ranks of the program, from coaches to board members)

Motivations of volunteer youth sports administrators vary dramatically – from purely self-serving to others there for the greater good.

NAYS reaches volunteer administrators through its Chapter network and provides information and resources through the National Youth Sports Administrators Association (NYSAA), a membership organization designed specifically to meet their needs.

Population(s) Served

The Parent Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) is a NAYS member organization promoting positive youth sports by educating and holding parents accountable for their behaviors. The program is available online and onsite as an orientation program offered by the league to add value to the youth sports experience. In some communities the program is voluntary and in others it is mandatory.

Each year, more than 25,000 moms and dads become members of PAYS.

Today, many parents look to out of school youth sports as an opportunity for their children to participate in fitness/sports activities. Some additional reasons include lack of physical education in school, opportunities to be involved in structured, supervised activities as well as social opportunities.Start Smart Development Program: Since many parents want their very young children to participate in sports activities, NAYS developed the Start Smart Sports Development program to provide both the parents and young athletes between the ages of 3-5, an opportunity to develop basic motor skills necessary for success in sports. In a recent survey, here’s what the parents say about their

Start Smart Sports Development experience:
- 95% of parents have learned new ways to help their child learn and develop sports skills.
- 70% of parents experienced a better relationship with their child as a result of Start Smart.
- 67% of parents are more likely to be involved in their child’s sports experiences
Source: Florida Ounce of Prevention Survey

Approximately 22,000 children participate in the Start Smart Development Program annually.

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Our results

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Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Related Program

CYSA/NYSAA

Context Notes

One of our directors hosted single day training classes in 7 different states throughout the country for 295 total participants. Classes ranged from 12 to 68 attendees spanning five separate months.

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Six of our staff members attended events and sessions throughout the country. Staff ranging from our executive director, senior directors, directors and coordinators all participated.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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Our executive director was asked to speak on 40 different occasions. Requests are for event panels, radio, phone, newspaper or magazine interviews for a variety of youth sports related topics.

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

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Related Program

NYSCA

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A total of 224 leagues or organizations signed on to become member organizations. 97 of them became active participants in educating volunteer coaches. The groups are from 29 different states.

Number of organizations signing onto policy guidelines or proposals

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A total of six different organizations signed a letter of support for our Recommendations for Communities guideline. Those six groups came from five different states.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

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Our communication department creates and publishes on our website over 350 youth sports related stories for our members and the general public.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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Our vast collection of stories are placed in newspapers, magazines, books and shared on social media as one of the leaders in the youth sports industry.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports works to help ensure that every child who participates in an organized sports program has a safe, fun and rewarding experience. Plus, that they develop skills to continue in sports for years to come - along with a passion for healthy activities - while also learning valuable life skills that they can utilize to lead successful lives and be positive, contributing members of society. By training those who step forward to volunteer to coach kids on the right ways of teaching them, and how to build their confidence and self-esteem, children have the opportunity to develop into well-rounded individuals through the power of positive sports experiences that can propel them to leading happy, healthy and productive lives.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports develops training programs and resources to help all those involved in youth sports - coaches, parents, officials, administrators - meet their ever-changing roles and responsibilities. For our volunteer coach training program we have been fortunate to have well-known and respected coaches like Mike Krzyzewski Vivian Stringer, among others, share their insights on the best ways to teach kids good sportsmanship and be good role models, among so many other key areas. We've also developed a variety of online trainings for volunteers that help them better understand and how to deal with important issues like concussions, bullying and working with children who have a mental disorder. Our parent training program, hosted by ESPN's Chris McKendry, helps parents get a good handle on the importance of providing positive encouragement to their child without being overbearing. Plus, through our Sports Parent Pledge parents can sign up for this free, weekly email series which features a variety of information that can be utilized to help parents guide their children to rewarding experiences. And our annual Youth Sports Congress is one of the nation's premier events as it enables youth sports administrators and others with a stake in youth sports programming to gather to not only network among themselves but to attend a variety of sessions on different aspects of youth sports which are led by some of the nation's top youth sports experts. We have also launched SportingKid Live - www.nays.org/sklive - an online resource with news, features, studies and coaching and parenting tips that changes daily to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of youth sports. Visitors to the site can find answers to their issues through our Ask the Experts and law sections; coaches can get tips and insight on how to best work with their teams; and hot topics such as concussions, child abuse and embezzlement are covered in detail through well-researched feature stories.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has been America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children since 1981. Through the years we have forged working relationships with parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs/YWCAs and church recreation programs, among others, across the country. Plus, NAYS works with all U.S. military bases worldwide that offer youth sports programming on their bases. All of our programs are available online, so busy volunteers, parents and recreation professionals have the ability to complete these trainings at home at their own pace. And for communities that prefer bringing in their coaches to complete the trainings in person we provide all the training materials for these coaching clinics.

Since the National Alliance for Youth Sports' inception it has trained more than 3 million volunteer coaches. We are incredibly proud of the number of coaches who we have prepared (with the help of countless recreation agencies and their dedicated staffs) to help fulfill their needs of helping children have positive and rewarding youth sports experiences. NAYS is well-known and highly respected for its work through the years in changing the youth sports landscape and putting an emphasis on the importance of children having positive experiences. Yet, despite the incredible success there are still hundreds of thousands of coaches who we haven't reached. Each year brings countless new volunteers into the mix that can benefit from our trainings and resources. So each year brings new challenges in reaching these new volunteers, who are typically moms and dads who have children starting out in youth sports, or who are relatively new to youth sports. The more volunteer coaches that we are able to reach the greater likelihood that the children under their care will have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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National Alliance for Youth Sports, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/06/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marty Johnston

No Affiliation.

Fred Engh

National Alliance for Youth Sports

Michael Gray

No Affiliation.

William Baggett

No Affiliation.

Marty Johnston

No Affiliation.

Brian Nakamura

No Affiliation.

Daniel Wann

No Affiliation.

Jim Young

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Keith Wheeler

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Loreen Bannis-Roberts

No Affiliation.

AJ Adamczak

No Affiliation.

Albin Handy

No Affiliation.

Jay Boodheshwar

No Affiliation.

Tom Streit

Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, Pa.

Julie Partridge

No Affiliation.

Daniel Chupp

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