NCYS Child Safety Packet & Recommended Guidelines

What can be more important than a safer, more wholesome society for the protection of our children?

The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) is long known for tackling the big issues in youth sports. NCYS is an untiring advocate for youth issues, for the protection of children, and for eradicating criminal behavior in youth-serving organizations, as well as society as a whole, in order to make a positive difference for children of all backgrounds, genders, and economic circumstances.

In today's legal compliance environment and litigious climate, having appropriate documented policies and practices in place is an essential part of managing risk and creating a zero tolerance/opportunity culture in your organization.

Order NCYS Child Safety Packet [PDF] - $40.

First copy of the NCYS Child Safety Packet is FREE to
NCYS Executive, Associate and Allied members!

NCYS has developed a NCYS Child Safety Packet as a valuable resource and essential tools for those who participate in the amateur youth sports/youth serving industry. NCYS, through this gold standard of best practices national template, has established the minimum industry standard that a youth-serving organization should incorporate when establishing its own policy to protect the interests of youth participants within the organization.

Contents of the NCYS Child Safety Packet include:

  • NCYS Recommended Guidelines©
  • NCYS Codes of Conduct Template©
  • NCYS-NCSI Member Benefit Discount
  • NCSI Introductory Presentation
  • NCSI Prevention & Response Training
  • D2L Additional Resources for Youth Serving Orgs
  • NCYS Membership Application

The NCYS Recommended Guidelines, 2nd edition, The Gold Standard of Best Practices for Background Screening and Managing Risk In Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations© were created to assist those who are responsible for the children in youth programs to no longer have to reinvent the wheel of minimum standards for policies, procedures, and best practices. The NCYS Recommended Guidelines have become the national template for promoting safety while protecting children and athletes.

In order to assist all organizations to better serve the interests of those who participate in athletic activities, we established the NCYS Codes of Conduct Template© . The template offers general principles to guide the conduct, and the judicious appraisal of conduct, of all the organization's participants (including employees and agents) in situations that have ethical implications. The NCYS Codes of Conduct Template© is provided as a guide to affirm the will of all of participants to safeguard the best interests of the sport by acting ethically at all times.

At the request of our members, the NCYS co-founded the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) in 2004. NCSI is more than just a background screening company. Through NCSI's exclusive NCSI 360™ approach, you can find help and expertise on every aspect of the risk management process. NCSI helps organizations meet and exceed due diligence by navigating them through the complex maze of ethical, legal and financial challenges. NCSI is the only company licensed to implement the NCYS Recommended Guidelines©

The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) encourages all those in the amateur youth sports/youth serving industry(s) to protect your staff, volunteers, organization and most importantly the children by reviewing your organization's best practices, policies and procedures. The NCYS appreciates responsible actions to protect our youth sports/youth serving industry and encourages participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of all athletic activities.

Thank you for using NCYS and NCSI as valuable resources and partners in amateur youth sports.

Order NCYS Child Safety Packet [PDF] - $40.

First copy of the NCYS Child Safety Packet is FREE to NCYS members!


1. Order your NCYS Child Safety Packet including the official NCYS Recommended Guidelines, 2nd edition© and
    NCYS Codes of Conduct Template© and many more valuable resources!

2. To learn more about NCSI and background screening:
  • Visit the National Center for Safety Initiatives website at
  • Call their trained staff toll free: 866-833-7100 or phone: 440-542-9690
  • Email:

3. Reporting Abuse: Click HERE to find out how to report abuse in your state

4. Need more information? Call NCYS at 772-781-1452 or email us at


A most sincere thank you to the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) for its years of loyalty and steadfast dedication serving as our country's premiere resource in an overall effort to eradicate harm in organizations and communities across the globe.
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