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NAYS Advisory Council

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) recognizes that our work is a collaborative effort. We are grateful to have contributors who add value to our organization through providing the latest academic studies, scientific research and expert opinions. Advisory Council membership is invitation only.


Miste Adams

Recreation Superintendent, National Trail Parks and Recreation District

Clark County, Ohio



Rick Albrecht, Ph.D

Professor of Sport Management, Grand Valley State University 

Allendale Charter Township, Michigan



Ruthie Bolton

Former WNBA Player, Olympian, and Author




Daniel Caldwell

Co-Founder, Silbo

Raleigh, North Carolina



Meg Duncan

Youth Program Manager, USA Triathlon

Colorado Springs, Colorado



Lacy Freeman

Recreation Programmer, Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities 

Mesa, Arizona




Rance Gaede

Recreation Superintendent, City of Tamarac

Tamarac, Florida



Ian Goldberg

Co-Founder, iSport360




Hondo Handy

Recreation Manager, Ocean City Parks and Recreation

Ocean City, Maryland



Scott Johnson

Olympic gold medalist, two-time Olympian and Youth Gymnastics Coach

Winter Park, Florida



Dan Wann

Professor of Psychology, Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky



Keith Wheeler

Vice President, Abbott Laboratories