What does it mean to be a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA)?
CYSAs are an elite group of professionals that have earned certification in the field of youth sports. They have successfully completed the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators; they have demonstrated that professional development is essential to the delivery of quality sports programs; and they are committed to raising the professionalism in youth sports!
The Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential is earned by successfully completing the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators' exam within the Online Academy. Prior to taking the exam, candidates must review all materials that are available within the Online Academy sections. Once a candidate satisfactorily completes all section exams, the CYSA credential is earned and they join more than 5,400 other certified professionals who, together, want to offer the highest quality sports experiences in their local communities. The CYSA is a preferred certification for many park and recreation professionals and is mandated to be earned by youth sports directors on U.S. Military (Air Force, Army and Navy) installations that serve children and families worldwide.
CYSAs have continuous access to their CYSA Profile Area within the Online Academy as long as their certification remains current. CYSAs are encouraged to continually log in to the CYSA Area to review information and participate in the CYSA features. Some of the resources available within the CYSA Area include:
The CYSA credential is valid for two-year increments. Every two years, CYSAs are required to earn 10 hours of continuing education/professional development related to the field. These continuing educational hours are submitted and tracked within the CYSA Continuing Education Processing Center that is located in the CYSA Area.
CYSAs can earn continuing education in a variety of ways, including:
Additional detailed information and CYSA Continuing Education Guidelines are provided to CYSAs when they are logged into their Online CYSA Profile.
Benefits of maintaining the CYSA credential:
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