City of Clearwater Chapter
The National Alliance for Youth Training Programs are used extensively
to educate league officials, organization leadership, coaches and
parents, as well as the participants themselves. The department’s
working relationship with the National
Alliance for Youth Sports serves as a model for other organizations.
The Clearwater NAYS Chapter was recognized as an outstanding
chapter, with the City of Clearwater being awarded the NAYS Excellence in Youth Sports award and the selection of the Chapter Director as a NAYS Volunteer
of the Year.
This non-profit educational program is designed
to enhance the youth sporting experience. The City of Clearwater
Chapter of NAYS Mission Statement says: "In
the pursuit of excellence in youth sports, we are committed to creating
a positive environment for our youth’s participation in and enjoyment
of recreational sports".
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering,
- Jere Gunderman, 727-562-4802 x 3813
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Youth Sports Administrators
The program works to assist volunteer administrators, league presidents
and board members in their efforts to set high standards and provide
a safe, positive experience for the youth they serve.
National Youth Sports Coaches Association
provides training, support and continuing education to adults who
volunteer to coach out-of-school youth sports teams. The coaches
program works to ‘sensitize’ coaches to their responsibilities when
working with children and hold them accountable to a Coaches Code
National Youth Sports Officials Association
provides training, support and continuing education to officials
in out-of-school youth sports programs. Training emphasizes characteristics
common to all successful sports officials: the importance of role
modeling, decisiveness, poise, consistency, and confidence, as well
as first aid, safety and other areas.
Parents Association For Youth Sports
is a membership organization that educates and motivates youth league
parents to make their child’s sports experience safe and meaningful.
The association uses innovative materials that encourage good sportsmanship,
positive reinforcement and keeping youth sports in its proper perspective.
The PAYS approach is designed to enhance parent/league relationships
while holding parents accountable for their actions.
Start Smart Program
Smart program introduces young children to sports in a non-threatening,
non-competitive environment. The Start Smart Sports Development
Program is a proven instructional program that prepares children
ages 3 through 7 for the world of organized sports, without the
threat of competition or getting hurt. Parents work together with
the children in a supportive environment to learn the basic skills
of sports...catching, hitting, kicking, and throwing.