NAYS

National Alliance for Youth Sports

The Churchville Recreation Council joins the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) as its newest chapter, helping to spread the message of safe and positive sporting experiences for youth across the country through effective volunteer coach management.
As a NAYS chapter, Churchville Recreation Council will have resources and tools available based on NAYS' four-step approach to volunteer coach management:  background screening, National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) training and membership, coach evaluations through NAYS' unique Coach Rating System and accountability by adherence of the NYSCA Coaches' Code of Ethics.  NAYS chapters are currently active in more than 3,000 communities and military bases worldwide.  Don Eller, President of the Council, has appointed Jeff Berthney to be the Chapter Director for the Council.

"When an organization participates as a NAYS Chapter, they are taking a step to improve their community", said John Engh, NAYS Chief Operating Officer.  "By ensuring that their volunteer coaches are receiving proper training they are leading the way to positive, memorable experiences that youth athletes will take with them throughout their life".

Churchville Recreation Council will be holding their first NYSCA training clinic as a NAYS chapter in the near future.  As a NYSCA member, coaches receive access to continuing education resources, such as the NAYS coaching forum, skills and drills information and Coach Rating System.  The training, which features insight from top professional and collegiate coaches, covers dealing with parents, conducting fun and effective practices, game day management, safety, nutrition and hydration, among many other important areas relevant to coaching youth sports.

Founded in 1981, the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is America's leading advocate for positive, safe sports and activities for children.  NAYS offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer administrators, volunteer voaches, officials, parents and young athletes.  Visit NAYS online at www.nays.org.  

For more information, contact the Recreation Council representative, Jeff Berthney at 443-910-6138 or email berthney@comcast.net.

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