The Mount Gilead Baseball & Softball Commission has joined the National Alliance for Youth Sports as its newest Member Organization, helping to spread the message of safe and positive sports experiences for youth across the country through education and resources.
As a NAYS Member Organization, Mount Gilead Baseball & Softball Commission will have access to resources and tools to improve their youth sports programs: trainings for coaches, parents, league directors and officials; coach evaluations through NAYS’ unique Coach Rating System; and volunteer accountability by adherence to the NAYS Code of Ethics. NAYS Member Organizations are currently active in more than 3,000 communities and military bases worldwide.
“When an organization participates as a NAYS Member Organization, they are taking a step to improve their community,” said John Engh, executive director of NAYS. “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.”
As NAYS members, coaches receive liability insurance coverage and access to continuing education resources, such as the NAYS coaching forum, skills and drills information and Coach Rating System.
The NAYS Coach Training 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 is America’s leading advocate for positive, safe sports and activities for children. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla. NAYS offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer league directors, coaches, officials, parents and young athletes. Visit NAYS online at www.nays.org.