Binghamton, N.Y. – Youth sports coaches and program administrators in the Greater Binghamton area are encouraged to attend a coaching education and certification course on Wednesday, February 23rd at Broome Community College. The widely popular SUNY Youth Sports Institute’s coaching class will be held at the Decker Building in room 213 and run from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Southern Tier native and SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor Gary Vail will bring insights, tools, and tips for coaches to make the most of their youth sports leadership opportunity.
The SUNY Youth Sports Institute has been chartered by the State University of New York to assist local communities in creating sustainable and positive sport environments for children throughout New York State. The Institute’s seven module coaching certification curriculum addresses topics of serious concern for coaches; adult volunteers; and health, education and youth advocates. In a single, three hour training session, the SUNY Youth Sports Institute offers training and certification in a set of minimum standards to non-school youth coaches across all youth sports.
Since March 2008, the SUNY Youth Sports Institute has trained and certified over 6,500 youth sport coaches in towns and cities across New York State. These coaches come from all areas of sport and span a wide variety of ages. If you are interested in becoming a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Certified Coach you can register online for this course at the cost of $20 or find future training dates near you at www.youthsportsny.org/eregistration.html.