In recent years there has been a huge shift in youth sports with more and more municipalities outsourcing programs to independent volunteer-led organizations.
As community officials, recreation leaders, parents and concerned citizens, it is your responsibility to:
88% of municipalities have independent youth sports leagues utilizing their public facilities.
92% of recreation professionals agree volunteer league administrators/board members would benefit from an education program. However, only 19% require it.
82% of recreation professionals require volunteer coach training for their own programs. However, only 48% require it of youth sports organizations using their facilities.
70% of recreation professionals agree municipalities are responsible for the actions of sports organizations using their facilities.
*2012 Facility Usage Survey of recreation professionals conducted by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
The National Alliance for Youth Sports can help.
Recommendations for Communities - leading guide for implementing change in youth sports policy
National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) program for volunteer coaches
National Youth Sports Administrators Association (NYSAA) program for volunteer league leaders
Academy for Youth Sports Administrators for professional youth sports administrators - Earn your CYSA credential