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youth sports oversightYour responsibility

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:

The survey* says...

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.

‚ÄčThe National Alliance for Youth Sports can help.

Recommendations for Communities - leading guide for implementing change in youth sports policy

Volunteer background checks

National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) program for volunteer coaches 

League oversight/management system

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

Facility usage policy examples