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 SportsCoaches 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.
In our book "Raising Your Game," we address the subject of role models, and which are appropriate for your children.
In light of the recent controversy involving now-former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, we feel compelled to add a bit more on this topic. After all, if a parent had posed some of the questions we proposed, he or she likely would have been satisfied that Rice was someone worthy of their child's admiration.More...