Few have as much influence over a child's youth sports experience as a parent. The support and encouragement youth sports parents offer provides their children the enthusiasm to continue down the rewarding path of youth sports to learn both sport skills and life lessons on the field, court or rink.
However, their influence doesn't stop there. When a parent volunteers their time to help a youth sports league or team, they are impacting the lives of children throughout the community. From setting up team snacks to organizing a telephone tree or car pool, the actions of youth sports parents help to create positive memories for all children participating.
The tremendous impact that parents have on youth sports programs across the country is evident by the hundreds of nominations received for the prestigious Parent of the Year award each year. Each year the National Alliance for Youth Sports and the NAYS Parent Orientation & Membership Program honor one outstanding sports parent as the NAYS Youth Sports Parent of the Year.
Parent of the Year nominations are reviewed for how well the nominee exemplifies the NAYS Code of Ethics for Parents, founded on tenets like placing the emotional and physical well-being of children ahead of a personal desire to win, encouraging a playing environment of good sportsmanship and supporting the coaches and officials of the program.
Judging is based on how well the nominee exemplifies the NAYS Code of Ethics for Parents:
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