Several new communities establish NAYS chapters to enhance their youth sports programming
Several new communities across the country recently established chapters with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), adding to the more than 3,000 leagues, organizations and military bases that currently utilize its wide variety of programs worldwide.
By becoming official NAYS Chapters, these communities are training and educating their coaches through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA), the highly acclaimed volunteer coaches training program of NAYS.
The NYSCA training program – which is available both on-site as well as online – provides volunteer coaches with vital information on everything from designing fun and effective practices to teaching proper sports techniques. At the end of the clinic, coaches take an exam on the material presented. Coaches must also accept the NAYS Code of Ethics, and pledge to uphold a set of standards.
2013 has been a whirlwind of activity for youth sports concussion laws as a handful of remaining states passed legislation, or currently have legislation pending, leading nearly every state in America to have its own laws to educate coaches and parents about concussion prevention and recognition in youth sports. And while I think everyone can applaud the strides lawmakers have made in protecting youth athletes, sadly, they are still missing the mark.More... Comments: (0)