National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) / Start Smart
About the National Alliance for Youth Sports Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation is an official chapter of the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The purpose of this Chapter is to train Volunteer Coaches, Administrators/Chairpeople, and Parents the appropriate methods of working with children in Youth Sports. Goal The goal of the National Alliance for Youth Sports is to make America's youth sports safe and positive. The Alliance believes that this can only happen if:
We provide children with a positive introduction to Youth Sports;
That administrators, coaches, and game officials are well trained;
Parents complete an orientation to understand the important impact sports has on their child's development; and
Youth sports are implemented in accordance with the National Standards for Youth Sports.