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Academy for Youth Sports Administrators


The Academy for Youth Sports Administrator is a comprehensive certification program that provides professionals with the tools, knowledge and resources to enhance youth sports programs in their community. Upon successful completion, the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) designation is awarded.

What is the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators?

Online Academy

The Online Academy is an internet-based training program featuring dynamic content, video presentations, downloadable resources, and more, that youth sports administrators can complete from the comfort of home or office – and at their own pace. ALL CYSA candidates complete the Online Academy.

How does the Online Academy work?

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Special Opportunities

Additional educational opportunities are offered to allow professionals to network and learn, Bonus Webinars and Onsite Academy opportunities experiences to help prepare CYSA candidates to complete the certification process.  

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Individuals who complete the Academy earn the coveted Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential and join an elite group of professionals worldwide that are committed to raising the professionalism in youth sports. Certification is maintained by earning continuing education.

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Have a question about the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators or becoming a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA)? We have compiled the most common questions and the answers to them to assist you. Should you need further assistance, our staff is available to help you at any time. Simply email academy@nays.org or call 800-688-5437.

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Registering for an Academy for Youth Sports Administrators - either Onsite or Online - is quick and easy. If you need help, please contact the NAYS Academy Headquarter anytime at 1-800-688-KIDS or email academy@nays.org and we will assist you in registering!

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