Applications for 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Awards available

3/26/2010

Applications for the 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Awards are now available. The Excellence Awards honor programs that do superior jobs of conducting diverse activities that focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants.

Developed by the National Alliance for Youth Sports and Athletic Business magazine, the first Excellence in Youth Sports Awards were presented in 2000.

CLICK HERE to apply for the 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Awards.

The preliminary application for this year’s awards is due by July 15. Applicants who are eligible for the award will be notified by Aug. 1 and invited to complete the comprehensive Final Round Application, which must be returned to NAYS by Sept. 1. Winners of the 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Award will be notified by Oct. 1.

Winners receive in-kind contributions from Excellence Award sponsors to be used for the support and enhancement of their youth sports program; a custom award to display at their facility; national, state and local recognition, including in the publications of Athletic Business and NAYS; and a complimentary registration for this year’s Youth Sports Congress, which will be held Dec. 1-4 in San Diego, Calif.  
 
Five communities are annually recognized with the Excellence in Youth Sports Award. Applications that qualify for the final round of judging, but that do not win an award, receive Honorable Mention recognition.
 
The Excellence Award Committee, comprised of NAYS and Athletic Business staff, judge applications on several criteria, including what the organization does to educate their administrators, volunteer coaches, game officials and parents; as well as how well they demonstrate that they embrace a child-centered recreational sports philosophy that is aimed at providing a positive and safe experience for all youth, among many other areas.  
 
For questions, or to obtain additional information, email excellenceaward@nays.org.

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