Several new communities establish NAYS chapters to enhance their youth sports programming
Several new communities across the country recently established chapters with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), adding to the more than 3,000 leagues, organizations and military bases that currently utilize its wide variety of programs worldwide.
By becoming official NAYS Chapters, these communities are training and educating their coaches through the National Youth SportsCoaches Association (NYSCA), the highly acclaimed volunteer coaches training program of NAYS.
The NYSCA training program – which is available both on-site as well as online – provides volunteer coaches with vital information on everything from designing fun and effective practices to teaching proper sports techniques. At the end of
Over the years there have been numerous studies about youth sports: the benefits of them, which sports are most popular, which sports are growing, etc. One conclusion from these participation studies that always stands out is the dropout rate: about 70% of children quit playing sports by age 13.
Kids decide they want to stop playing for various reasons. It could be from a lack of playing time, pressure from coaches and parents, they feel they aren’t good at it or they are more interested in other activities. Most of the reasons boil down to one thing – that the child does not find the sport fun anymore.More...