CYS Services YSF programs follow guidelines provided by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). It is the goal of this program to offer a range of positive sports and fitness program options and environments. These programs encompass a variety of safe and supervised activities that:
Foster the development of leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Offer children and youth opportunities to build skills and feel competent in both competitive and non-competitive situations.
Empower children and youth to achieve self-confidence.
Enhance or reinforce learning opportunities for children and youth through individual and group activities.
Instill values associated with the pursuit of sports, fitness, and health activities in adulthood, particularly self-discipline, persistence, and decision-making.
Reduce the likelihood of situations and behaviors that put children and youth at risk.
Provide a variety of opportunities for parental and command involvement.
Minimize parental lost duty time related to youth misconduct.
Promote positive attitudes and reinforce Army core values.
CYS is a proud partner with BGCA. As such, we promote the BGCA Core Beliefs that all children should have:
A safe place to learn and grow.
On-going relationships with caring, adult professionals.
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
Hope and opportunity.
The goal of the BGCA Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Core Program Area is to develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.