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NCYS Helps Our Members Grow

Helping our Members Grow
Current trends give us bright hope and optimism that responsible industry leadership today will provide a safe and enjoyable place for our children and future generations to participate in healthy, active lifestyles tomorrow. NCYS has teamed-up with reputable providers offering high-quality products and services to assist amateur youth sports leaders in making their teams, leagues, and organizations the absolute best they can be.

Mentoring high ethical standards and honest behavior are paramount to the NCYS vision we aspire to, "To enhance the youth sports experience in America." "The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) represents the youth sports industry by advancing the values of participation, and educating and developing leaders" is our mission and our purpose for existence.

We invite you to take advantage of all our first-class resources and enjoy the positive benefits for you, the parents, coaches, managers, administrators, teams, leagues, communities and most of all the amazing young athletes. You and your programs will reap the rewards!

Player Safety


SPORT iD was developed as a FREE PLAYERS SAFETY app to provide a universal check-in process that includes player verification, emergency contact information and medical information- allergies, previous injuries and existing conditions- to youth sports organizers allowing them to access the information in seconds in the event of an emergency.

We are serious about player safety and as a result we want everyone to arm their coaches, trainers, organizers, and other parents with the most cumulative and up-to-date information as possible. Our app is free for parents and for sports organizations.
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FirstForm™ believes that densely grown natural grass fields are the best sports playing surface... right up until the grass thins, or worse, the field becomes bare leaving only unstable hardened dirt as the running surface. Our PrimePlay™ Replicated Grass Synthetic Turf is crafted to closely mimic natural grass, with a blade density over two times greater than conventional artificial turf. The result is a playing surface that provides the benefits of a natural grass field - without the maintenance issues - the ultimate sports field design goal. Science shows us that playing on replica synthetic grass offers better predictability of play and safety than playing on unstable rubber infills most commonly associated with conventional artificial turf fields today.
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Tips and Tools

Sports Parenting and Coaching Tips

The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) is pleased to offer Sports Parenting and Coaching Tips as a practical service and valuable benefit to the amateur youth sports industry. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of sound coaching and instruction to volunteer coaches and parents, PlaySportsTV addresses such important youth sports topics as sports parenting, health and safety, and character and skill development. Training, like many of the other critical issues in youth sports, is so important in the development of a strong youth sports program expanding the educational reach to youth sports coaches and parents committed to developing well-rounded athletes.
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Sports Performance Products

Celatica: Athletic & Therapy Apparel

Celatica, LLC, selected by NCYS as a Preferred Partner, offers a line of sports and athletic apparel for everyone, at all ages, that are "Made in the USA" with Celliant, a specially formulated material shown to enhance oxygen levels in the body. Increased oxygen levels have been clinically proven to relieve pain, promote quicker healing, improve sleep quality, heighten athletic performance and improve overall wellness. We offer our Celliant based products to the Sports, Medical, Military and Pet industries.
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Other Resources

Batters Up USA®
Batters Up USA® promotes healthy lifestyles for our nation's youth through participation in community recreational baseball and softball programs. Batters Up USA® programs are designed for boys and girls of all ages, thereby maximizing our reach into the community. They work well in both urban and suburban settings anywhere a ball field is available. Because of our nation's growing concerns on several health and community issues such as: childhood obesity, personal fitness, community deterioration, and juvenile delinquency, the Batters Up USA® programs offer an inexpensive, practical method to use popular team based sports with broad reach into communities to address these many lifestyle issues. Programs include Equipment Grants (ie: (bats, balls, gloves, helmets, catcher's gear); Summer Recreation Center Programs, After-School Sport, and After-School Baseball/Reading Curriculum.

Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer
Give your coach special gift with a donation to Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer. They will send you a t-shirt, hat, or whistle to present your coach along with a personalized certificate. Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer unique program allows your team to say thanks to their coach while making a real difference in the lives of children battling cancer.

With green eyes and blonde curly hair, Killian was crazy about sports - participating in baseball, basketball and swimming anytime he was well enough during his four-and-a-half years of treatment. One of his brother's coaches was so moved by Killian's brave fight against cancer that he asked his team to forego buying him an end-of-season gift and instead he asked that any money collected be donated to fund cutting edge pediatric cancer research. A year after his death, Killian's mother - Grainne Owen - adapted that coach's idea and created Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer. Today, youth sports teams from all over the nation make donations in honor of their coaches - with proceeds going to childhood cancer research.

National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)
National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the exclusive trade organization for the sports business industry. Founded in 1998, NSMN includes more than 10,000 individual and corporate members with chapters in major markets and members in more than 50 U.S. cities. The national organization is dedicated to the advancement of the sports business industry through networking and the production of thought-provoking, issue-oriented seminars created to raise the level of discourse on critical sports industry issues. In addition to producing must-attend panel discussions, NSMN offers industry-wide discounts on trade publications and complimentary job matching. NSMN is Board-governed by sports industry leadership who oversee educational initiatives nationwide. Sports business experience is required for membership. Learn more, view upcoming events and join NSMN.

SGMA - Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

For more than 100 years, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) has been instrumental in representing sports and fitness businesses, and worked to build healthier, more enjoyable lifestyles in America. SGMA, the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, enhances industry vitality and fosters sports and fitness participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion and public policy. SGMA's purpose is to support its member companies and promote a healthy environment for the sporting goods industry by providing access to insight, information, influence and industry connections. SGMA enhances industry vitality and fosters sports, fitness and active lifestyle participation. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) was founded in 1979 by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.


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