The National Youth Sports Coaches Association is the top training and membership program for youth sports coaches, having trained over 3 million coaches trained since 1981.

Positively impacting youth sports by training and supporting coaches

Youth sports coaches, many of which are volunteers, are the foundation of youth sports in the U.S. Those who are trained and educated on the many different aspects involved with coaching kids are best prepared to provide participants with a fun-filled, safe and rewarding experience.

The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The NYSCA training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it's also offered on site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide

  • Learn from top quality training videos from expert presenters
    The approximately three hour video-based training covers Coaching Youth Sports plus one sport. The training can be completed online or by attending a live clinic hosted by a local organization.
  • Unmatched membership benefits to support coaches throughout the season
    Upon completion of the training, coaches receive an annual membership which includes a member ID card, $1,000,000 limited liability insurance, on-going education, a personalized online member page, and many other benefits.
  • Incredible value
    Regardless of whether coaches attend a live clinic or complete the Online Clinic, the cost is just $20 per year. This fee covers the full training and membership!

A Few Words From Our Members

"NYSCA provides our organization with additional credibility and makes coaches' training simple and to the point. Our coaches know it is a standard they must live up to and that certification is not an option but a must. I once had a coach who gave me a hard time about having to 'watch that video'. Later he became president of a local baseball organization and called to find out if I would come and do training for all of the coaches in his organization. I was happy to take 'that video' on the road and train his coaches. It is great to have so many options for training and certification all in one place!" - Miste A.

"The NYSCA training covers so many topics and raises the coaches' awareness of issues and responsibilities. Coaches understand that being a youth sport coach is not just teaching the kids how to play a sport, it is much more intense." - Michelle, M.

National Youth Sports Coaches Association is a program of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational programs and resources to improve youth sports programs.