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Phone: 1-800-688-5437

Email: nays@nays.org

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET

About the National Alliance for Youth Sports 


The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) educates, equips and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports. NAYS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, partners with more than 3,000 community-based organizations and has trained more than four million coaches, parents, officials and administrators since its inception in 1981.

Sports participation is one of the greatest resources available for instilling valuable life skills in children. But only if it is safe and positive. NAYS believes that every child deserves access to a quality sports program. In order for their participation to be a truly positive experience the following must occur:

  • Children must receive positive instruction and learn and develop basic motor skills
  • Coaches must be trained in their responsibilities and held accountable for their behavior
  • Administrators, both professional and volunteer, and officials must be trained to properly fulfill their roles
  • Parents must be educated to understand the impact sports has on their child's development and the importance of being a model spectator at all times
  • The National Standards for Youth Sports must be used as a guide for operating youth sports programs
  • Youth sports programs must be conducted in accordance with the Recommendations for Communities

The training courses, membership tools, unique programs, guiding documents and many trusted resources provided by NAYS ensure quality youth sports experiences that are memorable for all the right reasons.

NAYS mission is to educate, equip and empower youth sports leaders, volunteers and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports.

NAYS vision is a future where all youth sports coaches, parents, officials and administrators are educated and all children have access to safe and positive sports experiences.

NAYS motto is "Better sports for kids, better kids for life."