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The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Awarded Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider Designation

News posted Sep. 04, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Designation

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department received the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The designation demonstrates that the department's commitment to a safe, quality playing environment for children.

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department has proven met key requirements in five categories: Written policies and procedures, volunteer screening, coach training, parent education, and accountability.

"The City of Raleigh Athletics Division already believed that we offered quality athletics programs for our youth, but by earning this designation, now we know that we can tell our parents we're doing all of the right things to ensure that their child has a safe, enjoyable experience in our leagues," Athletic Director Jason Simpson said.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports, a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., administratively manages the designation which was developed around the National Standards for Youth Sports, a guiding resource originally published in 1987. Any organization can apply to be evaluated for the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation, and no cost is involved. The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's designation is valid until Dec. 31, 2019.

More information on the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation can be found online.

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