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NAYS/WRPA Webinar & Online Academy for CYSA Certification
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: WRPA Webinars

NAYS Webinar & Online Academy

Become a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA)

Three-hour live webinar on Sept. 14 will enable recreation professionals throughout Washington to join more than 5,700 others who have earned the CYSA designation

Overview | Registration | Event PoliciesAbout NAYS


Overview of the Program

Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) members have an opportunity to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) designation during a special live webinar being presented by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.  

The three-hour webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 14, from 9 AM to noon Pacific Time and enable participants to join more than 5,700 youth sports professionals that have earned the CYSA designation.

“Obtaining my CYSA has provided me with valuable tools and resources that I am able to implement into both recreation-based and competitive-based programs that my department offers,” said Meredith Smith, Recreation Supervisor at Pierce County Parks in Washington, and a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. “Another huge benefit has been the ability to network with other CYSAs, not only on the national level but worldwide as well.”

The Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is a unique educational and networking program created and offered by NAYS that raises the professionalism of those delivering youth sport services. The Academy provides a strong foundation of knowledge on a variety of issues pertaining to overseeing youth sports programs in today’s ever-changing environment. Among the topics covered are conflict resolution, insurance and risk management, child abuse and bullying prevention, volunteer management, emergency preparedness, and injury prevention, and much more.

After the three-hour bonus webinar that allows CYSA candidates to experience the live session to prepare and network with others, attendees will be provided access to the Online Academy to complete the certification process.

Registration Information

WRPA and NAYS are partnering together to offer this discounted webinar and certification Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) opportunity. Usually, the webinar course and Online Academy for the CYSA certification cost $395 dollars. See our special rates below. 

Registration is Now Closed

Registration Types Rates
Group of 4+ Linked WRPA Agency Employee Members
(email the WRPA Office for your unique discount code)
Individual WRPA Members & Individual WRPA Agency Employee Members
(Affiliate, Associate, Commercial, Emeritus, Professional)
Non-Members $375
Reimbursement Opporunity: The NAYS certification qualifies for reimbursement under WCIA’s Training Reimbursement Program and is eligible for reimbursement upon program completion. This program can be applied under entity’s annual one percent training reimbursement allotment or under the Scholarship program. Requestors should confer with your entity’s assigned WCIA Delegate and/or Alternate for reimbursement authorization. Requests must be submitted through the WCIA Origami Member Portal by the designated Origami user.  For questions about reimbursement or determine your WCIA Delegate,  Alternate or Origami user, contact WCIA Member Services at [email protected]

Event Policies

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the NAYS Webinar & Online Academy with no penalty. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than two weeks before the event. No refunds will be provided if registrants do not participate in the webinar, but registrants will be given access to complete the Online Academy to earn the CYSA. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected]. If you are paying by check or you selected invoice me, your registration will not be complete until we receive payment in full.

Technical Failure Policy:
If there is a technical failure at the registrant's home or workplace that prevents access to the live webinar, the registrant is not eligible for a refund. It is the responsibility of the registrant to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure is the fault of the service provider and/or if the webinar is canceled, a full refund will be provided to all registrants.

About NAYS

 National Alliance for Youth Sports Logo

For the past 40 years, the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has been dedicated to adding value to existing youth sports by providing resources, tools, and programs! As a national 501(c)(3) organization, we recognize that the youth sports experience can be dramatically impacted by those who oversee, implement and administer the programs. 

For more than 20 years, the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has provided a certification program for those in leadership positions who oversee youth sports at the local level. These professionals have earned the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSAs) credential and are a vital component of the youth sports structure.