Submit Coach and Parent of the Year award nominations today!

Submit Coach and Parent of the Year award nominations today!


Do you know a volunteer coach in your league who is incredible with his or her players? One of those truly special coaches who connects with kids, builds confidence, is a great teacher and motivator, and who goes above and beyond to provide a memorable experience for every child on the team?

Or how about a supportive parent who does it all? That mom or dad you see who exemplifies good sportsmanship, cheers for everyone and does whatever is needed to help out?

If so, here’s your chance to show your appreciation to these special individuals by nominating them for the prestigious National Alliance for Youth Sports’ (NAYS) Coach and Parent of the Year awards.

To nominate a Coach of the Year click HERE and to nominate a Parent of the Year click HERE.

Judging will be based on how the nominee upholds the National Youth Sports Coaches Association Coaches’ Code of Ethics, which includes leading by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship, not engaging in any form of cheating or unethical behavior, and doing his or her best to provide a safe playing situation for all players, among other key areas.

Parent of the Year nominations are reviewed for how well the nominee exemplifies the Parents Association for Youth Sports Parents’ Code of Ethics, founded on tenets like placing the emotional and physical well-being of children ahead of a personal desire to win, encouraging a playing environment of good sportsmanship and supporting the coaches and officials of the program, among other important areas.

Each award winner and their guest will receive complimentary flight and accommodations to the Youth Sports Congress in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16-19, where they will be recognized during a special Awards Ceremony. 

TeamSnap is the proud sponsor of the NYSCA Coach of the Year award. TeamSnap contributes valuable prizes and monetary contributions in honor of great coaches across the country.

Nationwide Insurance is the proud sponsor of the PAYS Parent of the Year award. Nationwide contributes great prizes and monetary contributions recognizing these great parents across the country.

For more information check out the Coach of the Year and Parent of the Year pages; or email

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