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Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.™) Initiative
Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.™) Initiative

Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.™) Initiative

As noted in our Get in the Game Section, Youth Sports is an essential element to keeping our kids healthy and fit and can help to form core life values and skills. Having our children participate in youth sports can help to strengthen their future and the future of our community. However, to achieve these goals and benefits our children must have a productive, positive and safe youth sports experience. 

Our mission is to ensure that every child, parent and coach are given the proper knowledge and tools to help them make the most of their experiences.

Our P.A.S.S. (Positive And Safe Sports) Initiaitve is designed to help parents, kids and coaches better remember how youth sports should be. We implement this into information via our website and through a variety of programs out in the community (Information Sections are located at the end of this page below or in the right column menu).

In this section you will find a number of sub-programs and information that helps us in our mission of a more positive and safe sports experience for our local youth.

Positive Sports
Enjoy the Game! 
Parents, athletes and coaches can find information on having or providing a positive environments in local youth sports.

Safe Sports 
Sports Safety Awareness & Prevention.
 Parents, athletes and coach will find a wide-variety of sports safety issues that affect our local youth sports community and information on how to recognize and prevent them from happening or getting worst.

Game-Saver Program 
CPR, AED & First Aid Training, Sports Physicals, Heart Screenings and Concussion Readiness. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 cause of death in youth athletes! Prevention, Awareness, Readiness is what this program focuses on! Under this program you will find programming that provides affordable CPR, AED, First Aid Certification for specifically for youth sport organizations. There is also programming to provide student athletes with training in Hands-Only CPR and AED Basics. We also an AED Loaner Program so local sports organizations can have an A.E.D. on-hand and we are working on a High School Athlete Program.

It also provides youth athletes with affordable, and sometimes free, Sports Physicals, Heart Screenings using ECG/Echocardiograms, Baseline (Pre-Concussion) testing and several other things.

P.A.S.S. Community Outreach 
Spreading the Message! We take a proactive approach that takes us out to local sports teams, leagues, schools and community events where we interactively speak with parents and kids about positive and safe sports awareness and prevention.

P.A.S.S. Coach Association 
Ensuring Proper Experience's.
 PASS Coach Association coaches are coaches who have met a certain standard as set forth by LVSF. It ensures that the coaches coaching our kids have the training and tools needed to make the best of our children's sports experience's. Coaches must abide by a strict Code of Ethic; Are Members of a National Coaching Program; Recieve Verified Background Checks Every Two Years; are Certified in CPR, AED & First Aid; Must Complete an All-Inclusive Sports Safety Training Course; and complete at least 1 of 3 Positive Coaching Courses.

P.A.S.S. Youth Sports Organizations
Local Organizations Ensuring the Safety of Our Children. PASS Youth Sports Organizations are organizations that follow by certain set of standards outlined by LVSF to ensure that our kids are in a positive and safe environment. These organizations have coaches in our P.A.S.S. Coach Association; Require Yearly Sports Physicals; Take part in our Game-Saver Hands-Only CPR program for youth athletes; and more... These organization's also have access to our A.E.D. Loaner Program... 

Hearing and learning things just once is not enough. Many times bits of information can be missed, they can go in one ear and out the other or as time goes by we tend to forget the most basic of things. This information and the tools that accompany them need to be etched into the minds of everyone involved in youth sports. We want to make sure that there are constant reminders of this and our program that is based here locally, is designed to accomplish just that.

We are proud partners with: The Southern Nevada American Red Cross, ASSOM’s Stop Sports Injuries Campaign, The National Athletic Trainers Association, The National Alliance for Youth Sports, The CDC, The National Center for Sports Safety, The Youth Sports Safety Alliance and other numerous local and national organizations. We are always looking for new and unique programs and information to bring to our community.

This is the heart of our PASS Coach Program and all coaches must become a member and remain in good standing P.A.S.S. PROGRAM COACHES: GET STARTED HERE!   The LVSportz Foundation is proud to partner with the National Alliance for Youth Sports' National Youth Sports Coaches Association. The Initial and Continuing memberships are a required component of the LVSF PASS Coach Program Certification. Volunteer coaches are the backbone of youth sports in America.  Without the thousands of parents signing up to coach youth sports every season, the youth sports world would come to a screeching halt! The question is who are…
The LVSportz Foundation is proud to bring in the Positive Coaching Alliance to our PASS Coach Program & Certification Program. Since its 1998 launch at Stanford University by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jim Thompson, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth athletes. PCA reaches youth and high school sport leaders, coaches, athletes, parents, and officials through live workshops, online courses, published books and articles, and a series of alliances with nationally-recognized coaches, athletes, academicians, businesses and national youth sports organizations. Required - Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons In PCA’s new online Double-Goal Coach® course,…
All LVSF PASS Coach Program coaches are required to obtain and stay current in CPR, First Aid & AED training. This training may be obtained using either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association standards. LVSF provides American Red Cross certification for a low fee that can't be found anywhere else in town. However the classes are only held every so often. If you are part of a group of coaches that are equal to 5 persons or more we can schedule a class. Certification for all 3 is only $30 and also includes a CPR/First Training Kit and…
If you are new to the NYSCA Online Clinics, you will need to complete the Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports section PLUS a sport specific clinic. Already A Member? Simply Complete the Background Check and Send Us Your Member ID#. To complete the training: Go to www.nays.org/nyscaonlineclinics Click on JOIN NOW - Red navigation button at the top of page. Select New to the NYSCA on the drop down box. Enter the required information on the Sign Up Page (Payment Page - $25 Initial Level). Select a sport. Select LVSPORTZ as the Chapter Name – Submit. You will receive a confirmation email. On the Member…
COACH ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT POLICIES Accountability (along with screening, training and evaluation) is an important step in the process of ensuring that quality volunteers are involved with the children participating in sports programs here in Las Vegas. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has created the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) Coach Accountability and Enforcement Policies to help the LVSportz Foundation achieve the highest standards for its NYSCA member coaches. The policies listed in this document were designed so that NYSCA members who do not adhere to the NYSCA Coaches Code of Ethics are held accountable for their behavior. The…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:10

Coaches Code of Ethics & Expected Behavior

All Coaches in the LVSF PASS Coach Program must abide by the Coaches Code of Ethics provided below in accordance to their membership with the National Youth Sports Coach Association. Failure to abide by the COE can result in forfieture of their NAYS Membership and in turn Removal from the LVSF PASS Coach Program. See the Coach Accountability & Code of Ethics Enforcement Policy located HERE for details. I WILL PLACE THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING OF MY PLAYERS AHEAD OF A PERSONAL DESIRE TO WIN.Expected Behavior: Using appropriate language in appropriate tones when interacting spectators with dignity and respect. Playing…
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Mekka - Hypnotix Krew
2013-05-31, 08:15
Thank you! It was a great pleasure! Can't wait to work with you all again very soon. (Fitness is Fun Test Project @ Doris French ES)