Thank you for your interest in starting a chapter of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). You are to be commended for taking the first step towards ensuring a safe and rewarding youth sports environment for everyone involved.
There is no obligation to start a chapter by submitting the Application.
Once you are signed up we will walk you through the different programs and it's simply up to you to decide how to proceed. Please view the list of Frequently Asked Questions before submitting the Start Application button.
Chapter Application Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the cost to start a NAYS chapter?
A: The only cost associated with starting a NAYS chapter is the pre-payment for the coaches attending your FIRST live on-site clinic.
Q: What if we chose to offer live on-site clinics first, but then decide to offer online clinics also (or in place of)?
A: You may change your options for offering the NYSCA training program at anytime. No additional paperwork is required.
Q: Is the chapter director required to be trained as a clinician?
A: It is not necessary for the chapter director to also be a clinician.
However, NAYS encourages chapter directors to become clinicians so that they are aware of the clinicians' responsibilities.
Q: How do we receive the training to become a clinician?
A: Your chapter will be provided with a Clinicians' Training Manual which includes the procedures for conducting all of the NAYS membership programs. The manual includes an exam which is completed and submitted to NAYS Headquarters.
Q: Will we be able to view a listing of the coaches who have completed the training through either a live or online clinic?
A: Yes, through the Chapter Management site, you will be able to view and download past rosters from live clinics, as well as, view and download a listing of all your members including online members.
Q: What sports are offered through the NYSCA training clinics?
A: NYSCA provides training in baseball, softball, t-ball, basketball, football, flag football, cheerleading, soccer, hockey, in-line hockey, volleyball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.
Q: What is the length of the NYSCA Initial Level live on-site clinic?
A: The live on-site clinic is approximately three hours including discussion time.
Q: How long does it take to complete the NYSCA Initial Level Online Clinics?
A: Coaches complete the NYSCA online clinics at their own pace, but the minimum time to complete the training is three hours.