NAYS welcomes new member organizations

NAYS welcomes new member organizations

1/15/2021

We’re pleased to announce that seven outstanding groups have become the newest Member Organizations of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, joining more than 2,500 others nationwide who are committed to providing the best and safest experiences for youth in their communities.

Joining the NAYS family are:

Lady Rocks Softball – South Carolina

City of Saratoga Springs Recreation – Utah

Bronx Viperz Youth Football and Cheer – New York

Inter Tribal Sports – California

Island Youth Lacrosse Okinawa – Japan

Mustangs Youth Basketball Association – Texa

Pink Zebra Cheer League – Louisiana

“As an organization that uses volunteer coaches, we are always looking for ways to ensure we are training them to be as successful as possible,” said Heston Williams, Recreation Director for the City of Saratoga Springs. “As our coaches go through the NAYS training the quality of our coaches will enhance the quality of the experience for our program participants.”

By becoming official NAYS Member Organizations, these groups are training and educating their coaches through the acclaimed NAYS Coach Training program that is available online as well as on-site. The training features insights from some of the most respected coaches around the country, including Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Rutgers’ Vivian Stringer, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Los Angeles Angels manger Joe Maddon, Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny, and many more.  

“We have a great reputation in the community already, but it can always be better,” said David Cain, Vice President of Island Youth Lacrosse in Okinawa, Japan. “By offering training, our coaches are standardized in their training, and it’s nice to be able to give them a certification and tools they can walk away with. The parents are able to see that we care and want to do right by their children and them, too.”

"Inter Tribal Sports decided to establish a NAYS Membership to provide more support and resources to the coaches in our program who play an important role in the success of our participants,” said Isaiah Thompson, Executive Director. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this membership brings to the communities that we serve."

NAYS Member Organizations have access to a wide range of tools and resources to improve their youth sports programs: trainings for coaches, parents, league directors and officials; coach evaluations through NAYS’ unique Coach Rating System; and volunteer accountability by adherence to the NAYS Code of Ethics.

There is also a terrific line-up of FREE online programs for members, including Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training, Protecting Against Abuse Training, Bullying Prevention Training, and more.

Interested in learning how to become a NAYS Member Organization? Email us at nays@nays.org; or call 800-729-2057.

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