NCYS promotes the essential role of youth sports in America. We work to enhance the experience of all participants by reducing barriers and creating safe environments.

NCYS:  One Focus

We promote the importance of youth sports in America and work to enhance the experience of all participants. The NCYS is nationally recognized as a leading advocate for young people to have full access to sports participation and to ensure that games are played in safe environments.


Three Areas of Activities

We serve as a voice for youth-serving organizations advocating for full access and safe spaces. We seek to reduce barriers to participation for all groups.

We assert that child safety is the most critical issue of our industry. The NCYS specifically focuses on background screening, athlete protection and safety (e.g. nutrition, specialization), coaching education, social and emotional skill development and parent education.

We connect essential tools, products and services to our members to assist youth sports organizations to do a better job. We help organizations assimilate those tools so they can concentrate on what they do best – organizing play for young athletes.


Our Programs Serve:

• National youth sports organizations
• Unaffiliated local youth sports organizations
• Destination Marketing Organizations
• Brands interested in supporting youth sports
• Parents