"I first started coaching because my son wanted to play baseball and I just wanted to be involved with his experience. The city mandated the NAYS Coach training. That was over 30 years ago. I love the information online and the NAYS philosophy. Also I want to stay up to date with current youth sports trainings. I would 100% recommend NAYS to other coaches. Keep doing what you are doing!"
Howard S., Coach
"I am a longtime NAYS Coach member and a 23 year veteran coach in Weehawken, NJ. Your organization is #1 in my book!"
Scott A., Coach
"One of the most rewarding things I have received from coaching so far is the relationships I have developed with the kids and parents in the community. Whether I am at a school event or a local restaurant, kids and their parents that I have coached in the past will come up to me and ask how I am doing and if I am coaching again this year. It gives me great pride to tell them that this year I will be certified by NAYS. I can see by their expressions that they now have an even greater trust and confidence in my ability to coach their kid."
Rory K., Coach
"I feel the NAYS Coach Training should be a mandatory requirement for all youth sports coaches."
Coach Douglas H.
"The training video covers so many topics and raises the coaches' awareness of issues and responsibilities. The coaches understand that being a youth sport coach is not just teaching the kids how to play a sport, it is much more intense."
Michelle M., NAYS Member Organization Representative
"NAYS provides our organization with additional credibility and makes coaches’ training simple and to the point. Our coaches know it is a standard they must live up to and that certification is not an option but a must. I once had a coach who gave me a hard time about having to “watch that video”. Later he became president of a local baseball organization and called to find out if I would come and do training for all of the coaches in his organization. I was happy to take “that video” on the road and train his coaches. It is great to have so many options for training and certification all in one place!"
Miste A., Recreation Superintendent, National Trail Parks and Recreation District
"I see the NAYS Coach Training program as a way to demonstrate to players, coaches and families that our league's intent is providing the highest level of positive programming for our children. NAYS certification offers us a way to orient and train our coaches in techniques that will help them to do their best as well as offer a practical way to help them be a good role model while providing a safe environment for all participating."
Susan G., NAYS Member Organization Representative