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NAYS Presents 16th Annual Youth Sports Congress

Guest post by the National Alliance for Youth Sports*

The National Alliance for Youth Sports is proud to announce the 16th annual Youth Sports Congress scheduled for November 8 to 11 in Orlando, Florida.  Registration is currently underway.

This four-day comprehensive educational experience is developed specifically for youth sports administrators. Registrants will attend the welcome reception, NAYS Congress, Athletic Business Expo and keynote address. They will also have the opportunity to earn or maintain their credentials as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA).

The keynote address on day one focuses on professionalism for youth sports administrators. We’ll also be presenting the Excellence in Youth Sports Award, and recognizing the NAYS Volunteer Coach of the Year and the NAYS Youth Sports Parent of the Year.

Other sessions include:

  • Building Your Shield Part 1: Screening and Protecting from Adults Who Bully
  • Building Your Shield Part 2: Emergency, Crisis and Conflict Readiness
  • Developing Character via Youth Sports
  • Coaching the Coaches on Mental Toughness
  • A Roundtable Discussion of Current Youth Sports Issues
  • A Moral Compass Guiding Youth Sports Programs
  • Embracing Youth Sport: Attack the Issues
  • Positioning Yourself as the Leader in Youth Sports – Creating Partnerships that Work!

The keynote speaker will be Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.” Duhigg is also a New York Times Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter. His talk will focus on the science of habit formation in individuals, businesses and societies.

Over 250 exhibitors will be displaying their products at the Athletic Business Expo. NAYS sponsors will be in a separate pavilion where attendees can meet and greet supporters of the NAYS program.

Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is hosting the Athletic Business welcome reception. Attendees can connect with one another, exhibitors and speakers while enjoying live music and Southern-inspired dishes.

Register now to be a part of this event. If you have questions please email us at yscongress@nays.org or visit Youth Sports Congress.


* Sadler Sports Insurance and NAYS have been long-term partners for over 20 years. I can personally attest to the high quality of all their programming. We provide an endorsed insurance program for teams/leagues that choose to have their coaches trained by NAYS. We also provide separate coach liability insurance for the trained coaches.
—  John M. Sadler

 

Online Training for Youth Sports Administrators

Volunteers need program management skills

Typically, volunteer administrators who supervise youth sports programs are unprepared to deal with the responsibilities of this position. This can result in inefficiencies, legal problems and adverse publicity.

Volunteer trainingThese individuals wear many hats and manage numerous league job functions such as equipment, safety, insurance for teams, background checks for staff, social media, marketing, as well finances and legal matters.

The National Youth Sports Administrators Association has an online training program that provides education in these areas and assists with making youth sports a safe and satisfying experience for all involved.

John Sadler assisted with the course development on the insurance section. See our NYSCA-endorsed team/league sports insurance program. 

Source: Sporting Kid; Fred Engh; Summer 2012

Insurance Discounts for NYSCA Coach Training

Team/Leagues can benefit from coach training and certification

Teams and leagues that train or certify their coaches through National Alliance for Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) qualify for a discounted team/league insurance program with specially negotiated coverage enhancements. The NYSCA Insurance Plan through Sadler Sports Insurance offers high limit, high quality Accident and General Liability coverages at discounted prices. The insurance carriers recognize that trained or certified coaches are less likely to have injuries or lawsuits and are willing to offer lower prices and coverage enhancements.

Qualifying sports include non-scholastic, youth (ages 18 and under) T-ball, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, flag/touch football, cheer, ice hockey, roller hockey, ice ringette, lacrosse, and wrestling.

Some of the special coverage enhancements include $100,000 Excess Accident Limit, $2 million General Liability Limit, No General Aggregate Limit, Sex Abuse/Molestation Coverage, Non-Owned and Hired Auto Liability, and no-Volunteer v. Volunteer exclusion.

Optional coverages are available for Directors & Officers Liability, Crime, and Equipment.

What if your coaches are not currently trained by NYSCA? Getting set up for training is easier than you may think. The NYSCA clinics, available on-site or online, are not only going to take some of the work off of the organization that hosts the training, but also provide tried and true risk management techniques that will protect the organization, the coaches and the kids.  My suggestion would be to work this into your current coaches’ training, whether all at once or one sport at a time.

Visit the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) website to learn more. Click here to find detailed coverage descriptions, as well as the enrollment form to get your organization’s protection plan started.