Texas Amateur Athletic Federation


TAAF Members: How to Get Started with the NAYS Coach Training & Membership Program?


The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is proud to partner with the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) to provide training and membership benefits for youth sports coaches.

NAYS Coach Training & Membership Program, formerly the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA), is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it’s also offered on-site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide, called NAYS Member Organizations.

The top quality, video-based NAYS Coach training features two components: Coaching Youth Sports and a sport-specific training. The Coaching Youth Sports portion covers topics coaches of all sports need to know, such as working with parents; motivating kids; building confidence; instilling good sportsmanship; safety; and nutrition and hydration; among many other areas.

In the sport-specific training coaches learn how to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of the particular sport they are coaching, as well as effective drills to use during their practices. 

After completing the NAYS Coach training, coaches qualify for an annual membership, which includes a $1,000,000 excess liability insurance policy; access to member-only coaching resources and supplemental coach trainings; a member e-newsletter; a member ID card; and corporate discounts on everyday services like car rentals, hotels and more.

To offer the training to your youth sports coaches, you will become a NAYS Member Organization. There are no costs for establishing a NAYS Member or for the training videos and materials. The only fees are the individual training and membership fees.

Special Pricing for TAAF Members: $18 per coach


Your First Steps

  1. NAYS Member Organization Interest Form





  1. NAYS Member Services Contact

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