certification for youth sports administrators

Once A CYSA


What does it mean to be a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA)?

CYSAs are an elite group of professionals that have earned certification in the field of youth sports. They have successfully completed the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators; they have demonstrated that professional development is essential to the delivery of quality sports programs; and they are committed to raising the professionalism in youth sports!

The Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential is earned by successfully completing the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators' exam within the Online Academy. Prior to taking the exam, candidates must either participate in an Onsite Academy and/or must review all materials that are available within the Online Academy sections. Once a candidate satisfactorily completes all sections, the CYSA credential is earned and they join more than 3,700 other certified professionals who, together, want to offer the highest quality sports experiences in their local communities.

CYSAs have continuous access to the CYSA Area as long as their certification remains current. CYSAs are encouraged to continually log in to the CYSA Area to review information and participate in the CYSA features. Some of the resources available within the CYSA Area include:

  • Academy section review
  • CYSA Forum - an online message board for CYSAs only
  • CYSA Share Area – a secure area to share materials, articles, policies, etc.
  • Maintaining Certification Area that includes the CYSA Continuing Education Processing Center to submit continuing education and to view their CYSA Log.
  • Additional online NAYS training opportunities like the Concussion Prevention Training, the Bullying Prevention Training, Coaching Children with Mental Health Challenges and the Protecting Athletes from Abuse Training

The CYSA credential is valid for two-year increments. Every two years, CYSAs are required to earn at least 10 hours of continuing education/professional development related to the field. These continuing educational hours are tracked within the CYSA Continuing Education Processing Center that is located in the CYSA Area.

CYSAs can earn continuing education in a variety of ways, including:

  • OPTION #1 – CYSAs register and participate in the NAYS Youth Sports Congress that is held annually in conjunction with the Athletic Business Show. CYSAs must register through NAYS and document attendance at a minimum of 10 hours of sessions during the event. The NAYS Congress registration fee includes any and all CYSA Continuing Education Processing fees.

  • OPTION #2 – CYSAs participate in NAYS Online Training opportunities, including Concussion Prevention, Bullying Prevention, Protecting Athletes from Abuse, Coaching Children with Mental Health Challenges, NAYS Coach and NAYS League Director. (Note these can only be applied as continuing education towards maintaining the CYSA designation one time). CYSAs must login to the CYSA Area for details and to access these online trainings.

  • OPTION #3 – CYSAs attend educational sessions at national, state or local levels that are related to the field of youth sports. Upon completion of these educational sessions, CYSAs must login to the CYSA Area to submit documentation and the associated Continuing Education processing fee. The CYSA Continuing Education processing fee is $10 for each documented hour of continuing education/professional development related to the field.

Additional detailed information about maintaining the CYSA credential are provided within the CYSA Area.

Benefits of maintaining the CYSA credential:

  • Demonstrate your professional commitment to the field
  • Gain valuable knowledge and information about the foundations of youth sports
  • Add the designation to your signature line and resume
  • Access to the CYSA Area, including the CYSA Forum, CYSA Share Area, additional online trainings, and more
  • Receive special discounts to attend the NAYS Youth Sports Congress
  • Access to valuable downloadable forms, materials and resources
  • Network with other CYSAs from around the world

Exclusive Partner Discounts/Programs for CYSAs

 

Nationwide

You deserve special rewards for your enthusiastic support. That's why the National Alliance for Youth Sports has teamed up with Nationwide Insurance to offer you special members-only discounts on your car insurance. Get a free, no obligation online quote.


Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is the largest and fastest growing, 24-hour, co-ed fitness franchise in the world. With our clubs open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we offer the ultimate in convenience. Participating locations offer NAYS members a 10% discount on monthly dues, 50% off standard enrollment and 10% off tanning when available.


BSN SPORTS

A leading distributor and manufacturer of sports, fitness, recreation and field equipment for more than 30 years. Offering great products at great prices through catalog and 24/7 online ordering. From balls and uniforms to training and fitness equipment, BSN SPORTS stands behind everything they sell. NAYS members receive 15% off their orders through BSN.


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Does one of your teams have to travel to games? Or are you and your family taking a vacation this season? Either way, NAYS has teamed up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer our members a 5% discount on your next rental. Become a CYSA today and start saving on your trips!


HotelStorm

HotelStorm offers NAYS members up to 55% off on hotels all over the world. With thousands of hotels worldwide, HotelStorm should be the first choice for NAYS members. HotelStorm can help you find the right hotel at the right price!


Trophies2go

Trophies2go is Your Source for Awards as they provide a wide range of trophies, plaques, acrylic awards and crystal trophies with great customer service. CYSAs receive fast turn-around time, FREE engraving and $5 off your first order of $50 or more.


YBA Shirts

YBA Shirts is family owned and operated and has been in business over 40 years. YBA handles manufacturing, printing, & customizing uniforms & company apparel for non-profit, recreational, private, jr. professional leagues, schools, and corporations across the country. YBA believes in high quality, low price, quick turnaround, and superior service! NAYS members receive 10% off orders through YBA.