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National Youth Sports Coach Association Membership

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 these volunteers?  Are they an ex-high school or college athlete trying to re-live their sports experiences? Are they a parent of a reluctant child trying to give their child the same great experience that they had as a child? Or are they the mother or father of a child who was told, "If you don't volunteer, we don't have enough coaches!"

The truth is that all of these scenarios are pretty likely in the average volunteer-based youth sports league.  That's why in 1981 NAYS developed the National Youth Sports Coaches Association - to help educate those volunteers to become the best youth sport coaches that they can be.

Overview - National Youth Sports Coaches Association

The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) is a membership organization and the most widely used volunteer coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 2.5 million coaches since its inception in 1981. More than 3,000 community-based agencies and organizations have offered this opportunity. 

The NYSCA volunteer coach training program is designed to sensitize volunteer coaches to their responsibilities and hold them accountable to a strict Code of Conduct defined by the NYSCA Coaches' Code of Ethics Pledge


How It Works

Initial Level Membership

1. Volunteer coaches can participate in a live on-site, interactive video training clinic (conducted by The LVSportz Foundation, a local NAYS chapter), successfully complete an exam and sign a pledge committing them to uphold the NYSCA Code of Ethics. The membership is valid for one year, and the fee is $20.

2. Volunteer coaches must complete the training online. The online clinics for Initial Level Members consist of the Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports section and one sport-specific section covering the fundamentals of the game. Sport-specific clinics include Baseball, Basketball, T-Ball, Football, Flag Football, Softball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Volleyball, Inline Hockey, Ice Hockey, Boys Lacrosse, and Girls Lacrosse. Coaches must successfully complete an exam and accept the NYSCA Code of Ethics Pledge. The membership fee for the Online Clinics is $25.

WHAT COACHES WILL LEARN 

The first part of an NYSCA clinic is to view the Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports video, which is a general training video for all coaches. Coaches then view a sports-specific video.
 
The Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports video covers topics such as:
  • Psychology of Coaching Youth Sports
  • Working with Kids with Special Challenges
  • Tips to Teaching and Communication
  • Parents as Partners
  • Child Abuse in Youth Sports
  • Injury Prevention
  • Hydration

INITIAL LEVEL MEMBER BENEFITS

Coaches who successfully complete the Initial Level Membership training, whether at a live on-site clinic or online, will automatically receive:

  • $1,000,000 liability insurance policy 
  • High quality membership card with key tag
  • Youth Sports Journal (issued at clinic)
  • A subscription to SportingKid Magazine
  • E-Newsletter
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Interactive Clinic
  • Exclusive Corporate Discount/Programs
  • NYSCA Online Member Area
  • Add additional sports to membership
  • Renew membership online
  • Review/print sport specific drills
  • Communicate with players and parents
  • Review past issues of SportingKid magazine
  • Participate in sport specific volunteer coaching blogs
  • My coach rating page 
  • Much more...


Continuing Membership Program

Prior to the expiration date of their Initial Level Membership, coaches will receive a renewal notice. To continue membership, coaches must re-sign the Coaches Code of Ethics Pledge and remit the annual $20 membership fee.  Renewal entitles the member to all the benefits of the Continuing Membership Program. 

Continuing Member Benefits

  • Excess Liability Insurance increased to $2,000,000 
  • $250,000 Excess Accident/Medical Insurance 
  • Membership card with key tag
  • Subscription to SportingKid Magazine  
  • E-Newsletter
  • Exclusive Corporate Discount/Programs  
  • NYSCA Online Member Area
  • Add additional sports to membership
  • Renew membership online
  • Review/print sport specific drills
  • Communicate with players and parents
  • Review past issues of SportingKid magazine
  • Participate in sport specific volunteer coaching blogs
  • My coach rating page  
  • Much more...

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:32

What's Being Said?

Ann Vidmar Mace
2015-07-27, 15:57
I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for volunteering for this event. Having your kids play in sports is very expensive. This event give children that may not have been able to play in a sport a chance to get out there and be active. I have actually looked to find a business that … read more