National Youth Sports Coaches Association volunteer coach training and membership

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Coaching Youth Sports


Coaching Youth Sports is the core of the NAYS Coach Training program. Hosted by ESPN's Karl Ravech, this training is for coaches of any youth sport and covers topics such as:

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  • Youth Sports Violence
  • Conducting Practices
  • Game Day
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • And much more...



Expert Coaches

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The training features well-known and respected professional and collegiate coaches, and top experts, sharing valuable insights on a variety of important topics pertaining to coaching children. Some of those featured in the training include:

Mike Krzyzewski – Head basketball coach for Duke University
John Harbaugh – Head coach of the Baltimore Ravens
Joe Maddon – Manager of the Chicago Cubs
Vivian Stringer – Head coach of the Rutgers women's basketball team
Ken Hitchcock – Head coach of the Dallas Stars
Sean Payton – Head coach of the New Orleans Saints
Roy Williams – Head basketball coach of the University of North Carolina
John Fox – Head coach of the Chicago Bears
Jim Larranaga – Head basketball coach of the University of Miami
Danny Manning – Head basketball coach of Wake Forest University
Ben McAdoo – Head coach of the New York Giants
Bruce Boudreau – Head coach of the Minnesota Wild
Lisa Stockton - Head coach of the Tulane women's basketball team
Buck Showalter - Manager of the Baltimore Oriole


Part two of the NAYS Coach Training is the sport-specific training. Click to learn more.