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What’s Happening on YOUR Fields?We will begin at 2:17pm PSTYour options for listening to the live audio of this webinar:1....
Today’s Session• NAYS – Who we are…• Youth Sports Then vs. Now• Current Challenges• Self-Assessment• Recommendations for  ...
Nays overviewOver the past 30 years, NAYS has expanded… Educational Programs: •Coaches •Volunteer administrators •Professi...
A Brief History of                 Youth Sports in                   America…•   Sandlot/Pickup Games•   Local “organizati...
Sports Then & NowWHEN KIDS PLAYSports 30 Years Ago: Played every day with theneighborhood kids for hours on end, whatever ...
Sports Then & NowWHERE KIDS PLAY30 Years Ago: Kids of all ages went into a backyard ornearby vacant lot to play.Now: Kids ...
Sports Then & NowEQUIPMENT30 Years Ago: Kids were lucky to have a glove in the familyand you shared bats with the neighbor...
Sports Then & NowCHOOSING TEAMS30 Years Ago: Kids picked their own teams by choosing upsides. The person who got the first...
Sports Then & NowDEVELOPING LEADERSHIP30 Years Ago: You had to develop leadership skills toinfluence who was on your team,...
The Changing Culture of      Youth SportsAge of ParticipantsSpecializationTravel/Select/EliteFor the Parents or the Childr...
What positive aspects would youwant children to gain from youth     sports participation?•   FUN!!!            •   follow ...
The Sport Parent Paradox• Parents enroll their children in sport because  they believe that sport participation has  tangi...
Identification in Today’s Youth  Sport Culture is the #1 Issue• Identification - living through your child’s experience  b...
We must be     Proactive       NOT     Reactive    The GOLDEN rule:“He who has the gold makes        the rules!”
The role of municipal parks & recreation in enactingcoach & parent training in youth sportsManaging Leisure Journal, July ...
Summary of Findings…• 70% have Voluntary Sports Organizations (VSO’s) using their  facilities (70% run their own programs)...
Conclusions…• No two communities are the same when it comes to the nature  of youth sport delivery• Municipal recreation d...
Recommendations                   for CommunitiesPART 1 Adopt a community philosophy that makes youth  sports safe and po...
Part 1:          Adopt a Community Youth          Sports Philosophy• What’s a community philosophy?  – Should complement y...
SAMPLE:      {Community} Youth Sports Philosophy         We are committed to providing and supporting recreationalyouth sp...
Need Guidance?        • First introduced in          1987, revised in          2008        • Nine standards          provi...
Part 2:                 Professional Youth Sports                 AdministratorQualifications: college degree, specific tr...
Part 2:Professional Youth SportsAdministrator
Part 3:          Hold Programs Accountable          - Requirements• Establishing Requirements  – Insurance  – Residency  –...
Part 3:          Hold Programs Accountable          - Oversight– Sanctioning/Eligibility Process   • Qualifying for field ...
Tools to Utilize• Recommendations for Communities• National Standards For Youth Sports• Professional Development for Youth...
NYSAA Overview•   Volunteer Coach Management•   Participants/Kids•   Officials•   Dealing with Parents•   Volunteer Boards...
Every NYSAA member gets a personalizedwebsite with tons of tools and resources…
It’s not just about            coach training…Four components of providing quality youthsports programs:1. Screening – Gui...
Now at NAYS.org, every NYSCA member  gets a personalized website with    tons of tools and resources…
Member area      highlights…Coach Ratings:Provides feedback from parentevaluations all season longSportingKid Magazine:You...
Chapter ManagementEstablishing a chapter gives you access to anumber of tools to ensures your youth sportsvolunteer workfo...
Manage your CoachesView members :All relevantinformation isavailable in onedatabase
Manage your CoachesSelect a memberfor more detailedinformation:Edit information,check backgroundinformation orinitiate an ...
Background ScreeningUse NAYSprogram:If you register forthe NAYS systemyou can viewresults in theChapterManagementsystem**s...
“Rate Your Coach” EvaluationsView All Results:Historical resultscan be exported toa spreadsheet formanagement.View Individ...
Our Vision for Every                  Community       Certified Youth Sports Administrator         Trained League Administ...
See you in Anaheim????          www.nays.org  John Engh        Kate Dilworthjengh@nays.org   kdilworth@nays.org
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  1. 1. What’s Happening on YOUR Fields?We will begin at 2:17pm PSTYour options for listening to the live audio of this webinar:1. Turn on your computer speakers and choose Mic & Speakers setting2. Plug headphones into your computer and choose Mic & Speakers setting3. Choose Telephone audio setting and dial in to the number provided (long distance rates apply). If you have speakers or headphones you do not need to dial in. presented by: in partnership with: John Engh Chief Operating Officer, NAYS
  2. 2. Today’s Session• NAYS – Who we are…• Youth Sports Then vs. Now• Current Challenges• Self-Assessment• Recommendations for Communities• Youth Sports Tools• Wrap-up
  3. 3. Nays overviewOver the past 30 years, NAYS has expanded… Educational Programs: •Coaches •Volunteer administrators •Professional administrators •Officials •Parents Youth Development Programs: •Start Smart Sports Development Programs •Hook a Kid on Golf •Ready, Set, RUN!
  4. 4. A Brief History of Youth Sports in America…• Sandlot/Pickup Games• Local “organizations”• National Organizations• All Stars• Travel Teams• Youth Sports Associations• Where are we headed?
  5. 5. Sports Then & NowWHEN KIDS PLAYSports 30 Years Ago: Played every day with theneighborhood kids for hours on end, whatever sport was inseason.Now: Kids only play and practice real sports when adultsformally organize them. The rest of the time they are playingvideo versions of sport on Wii, Playstation, and X-Box. Rarelydo you see kids organize informal, real games of their own.
  6. 6. Sports Then & NowWHERE KIDS PLAY30 Years Ago: Kids of all ages went into a backyard ornearby vacant lot to play.Now: Kids play on perfectly manicured and lined fields.TRAINING (Getting Better)30 Years Ago: Kids played against other neighborhood kidsof all ages and had to get better in order to compete with theolder ones. They often played on their own to get better.Now: Kids attend dedicated sports facilities where a paidinstructor provides expert tutelage on a regular basis. Theyattend multiple summer camps and many play on travelteams that formally train throughout the year. They also mayreceive speed and agility training.
  7. 7. Sports Then & NowEQUIPMENT30 Years Ago: Kids were lucky to have a glove in the familyand you shared bats with the neighbor kids. The bases were acracked Frisbee, a piece of cardboard or a worn out dirt spot.Now: T-ballers have their own expensive bats, battinghelmets, batting gloves, and bat bags to carry all their gear.REWARDS FOR PLAYING30 Years Ago: Kids enjoyed the intrinsic rewards ofcompeting and playing with friends. You had bragging rightsover your friends or the next neighborhood.Now: Every kid now is given a trophy just for showing up.They seek and have come to expect the extrinsic rewardsmore so than the intrinsic.
  8. 8. Sports Then & NowCHOOSING TEAMS30 Years Ago: Kids picked their own teams by choosing upsides. The person who got the first pick, usually determinedby who had the last hand on the bat handle, got the first pickand the other person got the next two picks.Now: Roster is made up by coach or community league usingcomplicated drafts and evaluations.RULES OF THE GAME30 Years Ago: Kids made up their own rules to fit thesituation. If the ball goes over the house in left field it is anautomatic home run. But if it goes over the fence in right field,where the vicious dog lives, its an automatic out.And YOU have to climb the fence.Now: All rules are listed in the official Little League Rule Book.
  9. 9. Sports Then & NowDEVELOPING LEADERSHIP30 Years Ago: You had to develop leadership skills toinfluence who was on your team, getting the close calls, andkeeping your friends focused and on track so you could winthe game.Now: Adults make 90% of the decisions in youth sports:choosing teams, making out lineups, deciding close plays,handling disagreements, etc.REFRESHMENTS30 Years Ago: Drinking out of a garden hose with hot,rubber-tasting water when the game was done.Now: Moms and dads are assigned "Snack" where they bringGatorade bottles and chips or Oreos for each player. Manytimes the highlight of the game in the kids minds is the snackthey receive, not any good plays that might have been made.
  10. 10. The Changing Culture of Youth SportsAge of ParticipantsSpecializationTravel/Select/EliteFor the Parents or the Children?Volunteer Sport Organizations (VSA’s)
  11. 11. What positive aspects would youwant children to gain from youth sports participation?• FUN!!! • follow through• self-confidence • responsibility• self-esteem • play by the rules• skill building • communication• social skills • teamwork• sportsmanship • winning/losing• fitness • motivation• respect • commitment• discipline • leadership• role model • positive outlook
  12. 12. The Sport Parent Paradox• Parents enroll their children in sport because they believe that sport participation has tangible benefits – and they are right!• Shift Happens - Parents voluntarily sign their children up for a fun activity and then do all they can to eliminate the fun their children are having.• #1 Issue - Identification
  13. 13. Identification in Today’s Youth Sport Culture is the #1 Issue• Identification - living through your child’s experience but applying your own set of values• Identification is based on outcomes – winning – all-star teams – playing time – fitting into society Adults are Product Oriented Who won? Did my child play? How many hits/tackles/points did they get? Children are Process Oriented Was it fun? We are asking for conflict!!!
  14. 14. We must be Proactive NOT Reactive The GOLDEN rule:“He who has the gold makes the rules!”
  15. 15. The role of municipal parks & recreation in enactingcoach & parent training in youth sportsManaging Leisure Journal, July 2010Robert Barcelona, Indiana University & Sarah Young, Clemson University327 parks & recreation professionals respondedFacility Usage SurveyNational Alliance for Youth Sports, August 2012157 certified youth sports administrators (CYSA’s) responded
  16. 16. Summary of Findings…• 70% have Voluntary Sports Organizations (VSO’s) using their facilities (70% run their own programs).• Scheduling and maintenance (the fields) is where recreation professionals feel they have the most control.• Requirements are vastly different (when it comes to coach & administrator training, background checks and parent orientation) from the programs they directly run versus VSO’s• up to 90% of youth sport coaches have not gone through a formalized training program• overwhelmingly, coaches felt a training or certification program should be available for coaches in their league• 93% agree professional youth sports administrators would benefit from a related training.• 92% agree volunteer league administrators and board members would benefit from a related training. 51% STRONGLY agree.• Only 19% require board members of leagues on their fields to participate in an education program.
  17. 17. Conclusions…• No two communities are the same when it comes to the nature of youth sport delivery• Municipal recreation departments are in a unique position to lead due to the fact that the majority of youth sports programs are directly under their control or play in programs that use public recreation facilities and resources• Parks and rec department may not manage the day-to-day operations of all youth sports programs in their community, but they control access to increasingly scarce public sports facilities• Without a strong, coherent, and unified youth sport philosophy focusing on sport as a positive developmental leagues are left on their own to develop their own philosophy of what youth sports should be about
  18. 18. Recommendations for CommunitiesPART 1 Adopt a community philosophy that makes youth sports safe and positive for childrenPART 2 Appoint a professional youth sports administrator to ensure adherence to the philosophyPART 3 Holding programs accountable
  19. 19. Part 1: Adopt a Community Youth Sports Philosophy• What’s a community philosophy? – Should complement your existing departmental mission statement and general philosophies – Hold EVERY program accountable to the those standards• How? – Hold a working meeting with local leaders to develop the philosophy – Have leaders sign acknowledgement
  20. 20. SAMPLE: {Community} Youth Sports Philosophy We are committed to providing and supporting recreationalyouth sports opportunities with emphasis on sportsmanship,learning skills, positive attitude, confidence, high moral standardsand a love of the game. We believe in the benefits and attraction of youth sports asa means to teach the children of this community values and skillsthat benefit them throughout life -physically, socially andemotionally. In order to realize the true value of youth sportsparticipation and to provide a safe, positive and fun environmentfor children and their families, we must hold high standards amongour programs as well as all users of our community’s youth sportsfacilities. All participants, parents, coaches, and youth sportsadministrators are expected to support this philosophy.
  21. 21. Need Guidance? • First introduced in 1987, revised in 2008 • Nine standards provide national policy guidance • Offers specific policies and procedures • Assists decision making process
  22. 22. Part 2: Professional Youth Sports AdministratorQualifications: college degree, specific training in youth sportsadministration, commitment to positive and safe sports for children,leadership skills, excellent communication skills, highly organizedOversees the entire youth sports operation: – Acts as a liaison between the recreation department and community leaders and elected officials – Responsible for working with outside sports programs – Ensures youth sports philosophy, policies and procedures are clearly understood and followed by all sports program partners – Responsible for providing or overseeing requirements for all volunteers, including volunteer administrators and coaches – Respond accordingly to all complaints and conflicts – Commitment to quality – set example for community with own programs – Stay up to date on national youth sports topics, news and trends
  23. 23. Part 2:Professional Youth SportsAdministrator
  24. 24. Part 3: Hold Programs Accountable - Requirements• Establishing Requirements – Insurance – Residency – Purpose Statement – Established Non-Profit – Volunteer Training (Administrators, Coaches, Officials) – Volunteer Screening – Defined Parent Orientation – Signed Acknowledgement of policies & philosophies
  25. 25. Part 3: Hold Programs Accountable - Oversight– Sanctioning/Eligibility Process • Qualifying for field use– Prioritizing/Approval of Field Use • Prioritizing Use • Oversight of the process • Permitting procedures– Annual Meeting for VSOs • Scheduled Annual (minimal) Meeting • Attendance Requirements • Review Procedures/Philosophy • Updating Documents • Verification of Requirements– Site Visits – Spot Checks • Philosophy being upheld????
  26. 26. Tools to Utilize• Recommendations for Communities• National Standards For Youth Sports• Professional Development for Youth Sports Administrators• Training for Volunteer League Leaders• Training for Volunteer Coaches• Orientation for Parents• Effective Screening Program• Evaluation Systems (Coach & League)• League Management/Oversight systems
  27. 27. NYSAA Overview• Volunteer Coach Management• Participants/Kids• Officials• Dealing with Parents• Volunteer Boards• Protecting Yourself from Embezzlement• Youth Sports & the Law• Other Topics: – Insurance – Child Abuse Prevention – Fundraising – Marketing/Social Networking
  28. 28. Every NYSAA member gets a personalizedwebsite with tons of tools and resources…
  29. 29. It’s not just about coach training…Four components of providing quality youthsports programs:1. Screening – Guidelines & Management2. Training – Live and Online Clinics – continuing education – membership benefits - value3. Evaluation – Coach Rating System4. Accountability – Code of Conduct/ Reporting & Revocation Procedures
  30. 30. Now at NAYS.org, every NYSCA member gets a personalized website with tons of tools and resources…
  31. 31. Member area highlights…Coach Ratings:Provides feedback from parentevaluations all season longSportingKid Magazine:Youth sport magazine packedwith news, tips & expert infoSkills & Drills:Video and printable exercisesfor practice preparationCoaching Forum:Ask questions & shareknowledge with over 150,000NYSCA membersEducational Resources:Additional content relevant tocoaching youth sports
  32. 32. Chapter ManagementEstablishing a chapter gives you access to anumber of tools to ensures your youth sportsvolunteer workforce is made up of quality,reliable individuals. In addition to the NYSCAcoach training program you have access to:• Background Screening & Management• Online Evaluation Tool• Accountability Policies and Procedures Plus many other youth sports resources
  33. 33. Manage your CoachesView members :All relevantinformation isavailable in onedatabase
  34. 34. Manage your CoachesSelect a memberfor more detailedinformation:Edit information,check backgroundinformation orinitiate an onlineevaluation for acoach.
  35. 35. Background ScreeningUse NAYSprogram:If you register forthe NAYS systemyou can viewresults in theChapterManagementsystem**stored securely byscreening companyUsing your ownscreeningsystem:Chapters can entertheir own screeningresults so that theycan be viewed inthe system as well
  36. 36. “Rate Your Coach” EvaluationsView All Results:Historical resultscan be exported toa spreadsheet formanagement.View IndividualResults:Results can be usedto follow-up withcoach complaintsor to rewardcoaches for greatservice.View Categories:You and coacheswill be able to seethe areas wherethey need toimprove theircoaching.
  37. 37. Our Vision for Every Community Certified Youth Sports Administrator Trained League Administrators and/or Professional StaffScreened, Trained, Evaluated Coaches/Volunteers held Accountable for their actions Knowledgeable Parents Working Together for the KIDS
  38. 38. See you in Anaheim???? www.nays.org John Engh Kate Dilworthjengh@nays.org kdilworth@nays.org

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