Our Goal & Mission
Our goal is to offer amateur sports programs through a volunteer base for all people to have the physical, mental, and moral development of amateur athletics, to promote good sportsmanship and good citizenship, and to serve the youth, the family and the community through participation in youth sports.
The mission of all of our programs is to strengthen the individual, the family, and the community through participation in youth sports. Each program is centered around sportsmanship and emphasizes fun and the importance of fair play.
In the Beginning
National Youth Sports (NYS) started as a small Arizona company over 20 years ago. Its mission, “To serve the youth, the family and the community through participation in youth sports.” Founder, Steve Pipoly, organized NYS’s first recreational youth sports league in Peoria, Arizona which consisted of just over 300 T-ball and Basketball participants in January of 1993. NYS was known back then as Arizona Youth Sports.
The league grew quickly and within five years was serving over 5000 kids per season and had expanded to both the Phoenix and Tucson Metropolitan areas. In 1998, it began its first expansion league outside the state of Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada and shortly thereafter changed its name to National Youth Sports. NYS continued to expand over the years and is now operating leagues in seven states, and is continuing to grow. NYS currently serves approximately 45,000 youth each year.
NYS offers a wide variety of sports for kids ages 3 to 16 years old. In 2004, NYS added 8-Man Tackle Football to its lineup and now operates both 8-Man and 11-Man Tackle Football programs with over 15,000 participants per year. Hundreds of tackle teams look forward to our annual National Tackle Championship tournament, held every summer in San Diego, California.
NYS is looking to expand and offer youth sports to more communities across the nation. Interested applicants can visit our franchise page for more information.