News Release

City of Henderson Youth Sports Programs Earn National Designation

Henderson is one of only 27 agencies in the world to receive this designation
August 08, 2018

Henderson, Nev. – City of Henderson Public Works, Parks and Recreation has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation for 2018/2019 by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Earning this designation demonstrates that Henderson has taken steps to ensure a safe, quality playing environment for children. Parks and Recreation staff have proven they meet key requirements in five categories: Written Policies and Procedures, Volunteer Screening, Coach Training, Parent Education, and Accountability.

“Henderson recognizes that we should actively demonstrate that we are providing youth sports programs of the highest standard,” said Shari Ferguson, interim director for the city’s Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department. “Parents have many choices when it comes to youth sports, so the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation is important as it sets us apart. It gives parents confidence in our programs, knowing their child is in the best place possible to learn, compete and have fun in sports.”

Henderson is the only Nevada agency to have earned this designation.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports, a nonprofit organization headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., manages the designation that was developed around the National Standards for Youth Sports, a guiding resource originally published in 1987.
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