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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider

The City of Litchfield Park Youth Sports has been designated as a Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). This honor recognizes that the City of Litchfield Park Youth Sports has met a high standard administering youth sports programming. “Getting this designation is a great tool for us to use to show our community and surrounding communities what our goals are,” said Pat McCoy, Youth and Sports Coordinator at the City of Litchfield Park. “We want to provide a high-quality program where kids can just play the sport for fun. It shows that we are going in the right direction with what our programs provide.”

Today’s youth sports climate overflows with programming, making it challenging for organizations to stand out among the crowd, and difficult for parents to gauge which ones can deliver high-quality experiences for young athletes. To help organizations and families, NAYS introduced the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation.The City of Litchfield Park Youth Sports meets the benchmark requirements of the designation, parents can be assured that specific safety and quality measures have been implemented.

To rationale for the NAYS standard for Youth Sports is the framework used to determine if a Youth Sports organization is a Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider. A youth sports program must fulfill all the components associated with these five key requirements:

  •  Written Policies and Procedures
  •  Volunteer Screening
  •  Coach Training
  •  Parent Education
  •  Accountability

“Organizations that earn this designation will stand out within their community for demonstrating that they have taken a proactive approach on some tough issues and are providing youth sports programs of the highest standard,” said John Engh, Executive Director of NAYS. “Parents have a lot of genuine concerns these days and when they see the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation, they can take comfort knowing their child is in the best place possible to learn and compete in sports.”

Organized youth sports programs are one of the greatest resources available for instilling valuable life skills in children, the leaders of tomorrow. Quality should not be left to chance.

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