Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
Where do I log in if my local NYSCA Chapter already registered me for the Online Clinic?
A:
If you have previously been registered, you should have received an email notification with your clinic login information. Your local NYSCA chapter will also be able to provide you with this information. Go to Clinic Login with your login information to begin the clinic.

Q:
What if my membership has expired and I need to add a new sport to my membership?
A:
You will first need to renew your membership. To renew your membership, click on the Renew Today button on the NYSCA Online Clinic Homepage or you can access the renewal page though your Member Area at www.nays.org. Once you have renewed your membership, you can log in to the Online Clinic to add your additional sport. You can log in immediately following the confirmation of your renewal.

Q:
How long should it take to complete the Initial Level Online Clinic?
A:
It should take approximately 2 hours to complete the Initial Level Clinic which includes the Coaching Youth Sports video and a sport specific video. However, it depends on each individual's pace.

Q:
How long should it take to complete an additional sport clinic?
A:
Each of the sport specific videos is different in length. However, it should take you approximately 1 hour to view a sport specific video and complete the sport specific exam. The additional sport clinic does not require viewing the Coaching Youth Sports video, completing the Coaching Youth Sports Exam or signing the Code of Ethics Pledge.

Q:
What if I complete the registration process, and decide to complete the Online Clinic at a later time?
A:
You may log in and out of the Online Clinics at any time. To log back in, go to the Clinic Login section of the Online Clinic Homepage and enter your login information (email and password created during the registration process). Once on the Clinic Menu you will be able to begin the clinic.

Q:
What if I completed the initial level training at a live clinic but I would like to add a sport to my membership online?
A:
To add a sport online to your existing membership, you must first create an online profile (email and password), which is option 2 under the Sign Up section. Once you are logged into your member area, select a sport from the sidebar. The cost of each additional sport is $5 per sport.

Q:
Can a coach who is younger than 18 years old complete the NYSCA training?
A:

For insurance purposes, a NYSCA member 16-17 years of age must be coaching under the supervision of a NYSCA member 18 years of age or older.  NYSCA membership is not available for coaches under the age of 16.

Q:
How soon after completing the clinic will I receive my membership card?
A:
Membership cards are typically received between 7-10 business days after the completion of the clinic depending on location.

Q:
What if I need to show my league proof of membership right away?
A:
You can print a temporary membership card, which includes your membership ID#, in your Member Area at www.nays.org.

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