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Youth sports coaches, many of which are volunteers, are the foundation of youth sports in the U.S. Those who are trained and educated on the many different aspects involved with coaching kids are best prepared to provide participants with a fun-filled, safe and rewarding experience. 

The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The NYSCA training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it’s also offered on site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide.

All RYA Coaches are required to complete the initial membership and renew their membership each calendar year. In addition, sport specific training is a requirement for all new coaches. 

Now as part of the coaching certification, concussion training is also a requirement. This training is updated annually.

The initial training and/or renewal membership fee is $20.

Sport Specific training is $5 for each sport.

Concussion Training is free to all coaches.

For more information or to complete training go to