Is the City of Litchfield Park affiliated with any National Organizations?
Yes! We are a member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). NAYS is
Today, NAYS offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer administrators, volunteer coaches, officials, parents and young athletes.
The goal of the National Alliance for Youth Sports is to make sports and activities safe and positive by providing programs and services that add value to youth sports.
The City of Litchfield Park requires all of its volunteer youth coaches to be certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). NYSCA is a membership organization and the most widely used volunteer coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 2 million coaches since its inception in 1981. More than 3,000 community-based agencies and organizations offer 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.
Quality Better Sports for Kids Program Provider
The City of Litchfield Park has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation for 2018-2019 for our Youth Basketball, Flag Football, Coach Pitch, Tee Ball, and Soccer programs. The designation is a seal of commitment to quality based on nationally accepted standards. Achieving this designation demonstrates the City of Litchfield Park has undergone a review process and has show a commitment to a safe, quality youth sport environment for the families we serve. For more information about the designation, visit https://www.nays.org/quality/