National Youth Sports Coaches Association volunteer coach training and membership

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Sport Specific Trainings


After the Coaching Youth Sports training, coaches view a sports-specific training. NAYS Coach Training & Membership Program offers training for 12 of the top team sports. All coaches choose one sport upon joining NAYS. After completion of their initial training, coaches have the ability to add more sports via the online training site ($5 per sport) or by attending a live sport-specific clinic (no additional fee). For sports not listed, coaches may obtain sport-specific training through a live/on-site clinic but not an online clinic.

Please note: It is important for NAYS members to complete the sport-specific training for all sports coached in order for insurance coverage to be in effect.


 Sports Offered 



Other Sports and Non-Traditional Sports

Online trainings and sports-specific videos are not available for sports not listed. However, NAYS Member Organizations have the ability to host on-site NAYS Coach Trainings for other sports and non-traditional sports. 

In the first part of an on-site training, coaches would view the Coaching Youth Sports video which is the core of the NAYS Coach Training program. For the sport-specific portion of the training the Member Organization arranges for a local expert to present for approximately 45 minutes on sport topics like teaching proper techniques, practice planning, age appropriate activities, stretching, conditioning, drills, etc. The local expert typically is a college or high school coach who volunteers their time. NAYS provides a Speaker’s Guide that helps plan the sport-specific presentation with the local expert.

Coaches who complete the training in this format will become full members of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.


Sports Approved for On-site NAYS Trainings

Updated 5/20/2021

Archery
Badminton
Bowling
Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Track
Cup Stacking
Dance
Dodge Ball
Double Dutch
Disc Golf
Drill Team
Field Hockey
Fencing
Futsal
Golf
Gymnastics
Handball
Karate
Kickball
Paddleball
Pickleball
Roller Hockey
Rugby
Snowshoeing
Swimming
Taekwondo
Tee-Ball
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Water Polo
Wrestling
Yoga