National Youth Sports Week presents an opportunity for youth advocates to promote the importance of child safety, excellence in coaching, health, and wellness.  This page consolidates recommended resources to help deepen our collective impact on young lives. Together we are one team fulfilling one dream.

 

 Coaches Training Opportunities

Through in collaboration with leading coaches’ education providers in the nation, the National Council of Youth Sports has generated an array of free or reduced cost training opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Concussion Resources

Scott Burkhart, Psy.D., Tip Sheets

A neuropsychologist at Children’s Health℠ Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who specializes in concussion treatment and management. Click here if you’d like to co-brand the tips sheets.

NATA, AMSSM and AAN Concussion Census Statement

Department of Health and Human Services Resources

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has developed sports-specific campaign products to promote key messages from the Move Your Way campaign and the National Youth Sports Strategy to encourage youth sports participation as a form of physical activity

To become a National Youth Sports Strategy champion, click here.

Hospital for Special Surgery

The Sports Medicine Institute is dedicated to treating athletic injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Register here for the 30-Day Motion Health Challenge available at a discounted rate. The Challenge, designed by the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, includes 30 days of on-demand injury prevention training and education designed for young athletes. Use promo code YSW20 to receive $20 off at registration.

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International Sports Vision Association

ISVA is dedicated to advancing vision training for athletes to help achieve peak athletic performance and reduce the risk of vision and head-related injuries.

Digital Assets

ISVA and Zyloware are contributing protective eyewear to one organization. If your organization is interested in receiving a gift of 50 pairs of Shaq Protective Eye Gear, please click here. NCYS will select one organization randomly.

Laureus Resources

Improves the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport.

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Advances the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions.

National Recreation & Park Association

Park and recreation agencies offer high-quality youth sports programming that’s affordable, inclusive and fun.  Designed for parents and caregivers, this interactive resource showcases why park and recreation youth sports are a great option for all kids.  Don’t miss the downloadable conversion guide, which encourages families to engage in conversation around which sports their child might want to play! Click here to access the PRPA website.

Download the Parent Guide

Positive Coaching Alliance

Committed to changing the culture of youth sports so every child, regardless of social or economic circumstance, has access to a positive youth sports experience.

Register now to receive free access to PCA’s Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons course through SportsEngine.

Saprea Resources

Provides resources to prevent and help individuals heal from sexual abuse.

U.S. Center for SafeSport

USCSS is committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct.

National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute

NYSHSI is committed to making youth sports a public health solution.

 

 

 

USA Basketball

Become a better coach by learning about the fundamentals of coaching, teaching life skills through sport and the USA Basketball player development curriculum.

  • Visit: The USA Basketball Learning Plan portal.
  • Click “Join Plan” and use promo code 2022NYSW to register for FREE through Nov. 30, 2022!
  • Complete your training for your National Youth Sports Week certificate of completion!

NCYS is providing this training for free in the month of November. Afterwards, the plan will be available for $10 per coach.

National Youth Sports Week Partner Media Toolkit

The intention of NYSW is to bring awareness to issues in youth sports, drive the engagement of stakeholders and deliver a specific call to action each day.  Download our Partner Media Toolkit and help amplify our collective efforts.

CoachSafely

Register now for a free evidence-based, peer reviewed CoachSafely course created by a medical board led by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. This hour-long training will give you the knowledge you need to keep young athletes safe.