The National Council of Youth Sports
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) comprises the who's who in the amateur youth sports industry. Founded in 1979, the NCYS membership represents more than 185 organizations/corporations serving more than 60,000,000 registered participants. NCYS is well-known for its advocacy in promoting healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities creating a more wholesome society. The NCYS is an untiring leader committed to being the united voice for amateur youth sports and advancing the youth sports experience in America.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, leads the game's development, inspires participation, and ensures a positive experience for all youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent non-profit organization conducts more than 80 football training events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football (usafootball.com) distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers youth league volunteer gold standard background check subsidies through National Center for Safety Initiatives. Join USA Football today to take advantage of all the benefits offered: http://www.usafootball.com/programs/background-checks
Darkness to Light
We know that comprehensive background checks are a critical part of reducing the risk of children being harmed while in the care of a youth serving organization. We also know that it is only one part of a comprehensive protection plan. This is why we have partnered with Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit organization working to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA). Darkness to Light's programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of CSA by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of abuse. NCSI has incorporated Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children
program into our product offerings. Stewards of Children
is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is used by thousands of youth-serving organizations across the country to train staff and volunteers as part of a comprehensive child protection plan.