NAYS welcomes new member organizations

NAYS welcomes new member organizations


The National Alliance for Youth Sports is pleased to welcome several outstanding groups that have become its newest Member Organizations, joining more than 2,500 others nationwide who are committed to providing the best and safest experiences for youth in their communities.

“At the Loudoun Basketball Academy, our mission is to foster a positive environment for the complete player, on and off court," said Joey Fuller, Program Manager. “Becoming a member organization of NAYS provides us with the tools, knowledge, and resources to fulfill this mission. It allows us to learn from the experts, to stay current, and to ensure we are meeting the highest quality and safety standards in youth sports. When our administrators and coaches know better, they do better, and the result is athletes excelling on the court and in life.”

Adds Jean Hupke, President of MRC Youth Sports in Maryland: “I decided when I started running our recreational club that the players’ mental and physical health would be our top priority. Knowing that NAYS’ training would be complete and beneficial to my coaches and kids was the biggest reason we decided to join NAYS. Having everyone on the same page, and having the same training, has made our organization run smoother and gives the coaches the confidence in their ability to provide the support their players need.”


The acclaimed NAYS Coach Training program is available online as well as on-site. The training features insights from some of the most respected coaches around the country, including Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Rutgers’ Vivian Stringer, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon, Tulane women’s basketball coach Lisa Stockton, Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny, and many more.

“The West Mobile Blackhawk Program is excited to be part of the NAYS organization,” said Dennis McCann, President of the Alabama-based organization. “Our program has grown to 662 kids in 2021 and we have over 80 coaches in football, flag, soccer, and cheerleading. The educational resources that NAYS offers is a valuable tool for our coaches. Tips on coaching techniques, safety, first aid and team management that we learn from NAYS helps us to be better coaches and leaders. NAYS enhances our professional image with our parents, our coaching opponent colleagues, and our community.”

NAYS Member Organizations have access to a wide range of tools and resources to improve their youth sports programs: trainings for coaches, parents, league directors and officials; coach evaluations through NAYS’ unique Coach Rating System; and volunteer accountability by adherence to the NAYS Code of Ethics.

There is also a terrific line-up of FREE online programs for members to take advantage of to enhance their knowledge in a variety of areas impacting youth sports, including Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training, Protecting Against Abuse Training, Bullying Prevention Training, and more.

Joining the NAYS family are:

Champions FC – Virginia

Owings Outlaws – Maryland

Oklahoma Youth Football League – Oklahoma

City of Wildwood, Byrne Community Center – New Jersey

Donelson Hermitage Warriors – Tennessee

Gators Elite Athletic Association Inc. – Georgia

Goodlettsville Youth Football & Cheer – Tennessee

Jonesboro Falcons – Georgia

Loudoun Basketball Academy – Virginia

Mo Better Jaguars Football Inc. – New York

Mobile Saints Youth Program – Alabama

Mountainville Memorial Association – Pennsylvania

MRC Youth Sports – Maryland

Shelby Park Jaguars – Tennessee

Sherburne Area Little League – New York

Southern NJ Community Services – New Jersey

Tulsa Eagles Youth Organization – Oklahoma

We Got Game, LLC – Illinois 

West Mobile Blackhawk Youth Football, Cheer & Soccer Assc., Inc. – Alabama

Interested in learning how to become a NAYS Member Organization? Email us at; or call 800-729-2057.

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