U.S. Air Force Staff participate in special NAYS training

U.S. Air Force Staff participate in special NAYS training


A total of 31 Youth Sports and Fitness Directors and staff members representing U.S. Air Force Bases worldwide gathered in San Antonio, Texas, recently to complete two days of specialized training offered by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

This training enabled these individuals who conduct youth sports programming on their respective Air Force Bases the opportunity to maintain and update their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credentials. CYSAs maintain their certification by earning 10 hours of continuing education every two years.

The training featured valuable sessions on Creating Great Youth Sports Programs for Air Force/Military Communities; Nutrition and Healthy Eating for Youth; Evaluating Programs Beyond Numbers; From Good to Better to Best: Helping Coaches Take Themselves and Their Athletes’ Experiences to the Next Level; Understanding Your Role in Promoting Positive Youth Sports; and Marketing Your Youth Sports Programs.

There were also roundtable discussions, which provided opportunities for attendees to share their insights and gain knowledge from their peers on common issues all youth sports directors on military bases deal with. Plus, throughout the training there were numerous opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

“The Air Force is committed to providing the very best youth sports programs on its bases,” said Lisa Licata, director of NAYS’ Professional Administrator Programs. “This two-day training was a wonderful opportunity to share some really key information on important youth sports issues to help these professionals enhance their programs.”

The training took place Feb. 9-10 at the Air Force Youth Services Headquarters at Kelley Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

More than 3,600 professionals have earned the CYSA credential worldwide.  

The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators can be completed on-site or online. For more information visit www.nays.org/academy.

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