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Joshua Henry
SUNY Youth Sports Institute

About the SUNY Youth Sports Institute


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, two-and-a-half 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.