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National Academy of Athletics is Gearing up for Expansion using the ILO Exchange

National Academy of Athletics is Gearing up for Expansion using the ILO Exchange

National Academy of Athletics is Gearing up for Expansion Santa Rosa, California – National Academy of Athletics, is excited to announce they have registered their business on the Initial License Offerings (ILOS) Exchange. The company is honored to have been approved to be a part of this exciting, new opportunity to raise capital to support their plans for expansion. An initial license offering (ILO) is a revenue-based form of raising money for seed stage and startup stage firms. The ILO Market is about providing a different type of option for companies in the Seed or Startup stage of development. Instead of bank financing or crowdfunding or working with a VC, companies are able to go directly to the market with a licensing proposition that allows them to attract licensees. The ILO is designed to fund businesses so they may grow, while allowing their investors to share in the revenue. The National Academy has had continued success and growth each year, however has lacked the funding necessary to meet it’s demand. “We receive emails and phone calls from parents constantly asking us to provide our programs in their communities. Additionally as a member of California Parks and Recreation Society, (CPRS) word has gotten out of the advantages of partnering with the NAofA to provide our youth sports programs. I have received phone calls from City Recreational Directors from cities in Arizona, Washington, Texas and even Canada wanting us to provide their Youth Sports Programs. We have the right formula, and we are ready to share it with the Nation, we just need the funding to make it happen,” said Aaron Locks, CEO...
National Academy of Athletics to offer JR. NBA Basketball Camps and Leagues

National Academy of Athletics to offer JR. NBA Basketball Camps and Leagues

National Academy of Athletics to offer JR. NBA Basketball Camps and Leagues Santa Rosa, California – National Academy of Athletics is now authorized to bring JR NBA, the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA, to the over 80 communities it currently offers youth sports programming. The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA.  As of September 2018, the National Academy of Athletics is proudly adding JR NBA to the programs they offer. Each municipality, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and school that the NAofA has become a Community Partner with, will have the opportunity to bring this great program to the youth in their community. The Jr. NBA philosophy is very much aligned with the National Academy of Athletics. Both organizations are dedicated to develop a life-long passion for the game of basketball in boys and girls by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport while instilling core values including teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. The Jr. NBA’s holistic approach is intended to strengthen the culture of youth basketball, teach life lessons, and empower youth to live a full and healthy life. The Jr. NBA and the NAofA believe this philosophy leads to developing complete and well-rounded basketball players and individuals. The National Academy of Athletics will serve a larger community of youth athletes offering a fun, basketball experience for boys and girls ages 5-13. “The National Academy of Athletics and the JR NBA have a “like minded” approach to youth sports and that is why it is such a great fit. By adding the JR NBA program to our already powerful list of...
8,000 Happy Campers

8,000 Happy Campers

8,000 Happy Campers in 2018 Santa Rosa, California – In their pursuit to use sports to promote positive mental and physical development in today’s youth, the National Academy of Athletics continues the fight to diminish childhood obesity by advocating healthy, active lifestyles. In 2018 they reached a new new milestone… 8,000 Happy Campers. As of December 19, 2018, National Academy of Athletics is proud to announce that 8,000 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 13 attended youth sports programs supported, managed or operated by the National Academy of Athletics. This is exciting growth! In 2017 the company provided services to 6,400 “happy campers”. The company attributes their 20% growth on the quality of it’s staff and coaches, consistent curriculum, exceptional relationships with each of their Community Partners and their customer service. Through inspiration, perspiration and motivation the amazing team at the National Academy of Athletics provide quality youth sports programs in over 80 communities. Their team of Area Captains (Local Community Managers) partner with City Recreation Centers, Schools and Leagues to offer summer sports camps, school break clinics, physical education supplemental programs and after school programs. The National Academy of Athletics programs are booming throughout Northern California. With the expansion to San Diego in 2019 and newly appointed Area Captain to work with the Santa Clara communities, their projected growth will continue. In addition to Rec Centers, Schools and Leagues, they also continue to increase partnerships with Boys & Girts Clubs and YMCA’s. These municipalities are grateful to have the expertise of the NAofA to run and staff their sports programs. “The National Academy of Athletics...
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

The National Academy of Athletics is on a Mission to bring youth sports to kids throughout the Nation. Active kids become healthy kids and learning the importance of diet and nutrition to prevent disease aligns for a much happier future. You need javascript enabled to view this content or go to source...
NAofA to Offer NFL Flag Football Program

NAofA to Offer NFL Flag Football Program

December 3, 2018 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS TO OFFER NFL FLAG FOOTBALL Santa Rosa, California — National Academy of Athletics is now authorized to bring NFL FLAG, the largest flag football program in the nation, to the over 80 communities it currently offers youth sports programming. As of November 2018, National Academy of Athletics is proudly adding NFL FLAG to the programs they provide. Each community partner, municipality, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and School will have the opportunity to bring this great program to their youth in their community. NFL FLAG is the country’s leading flag football program, with unmatched standards of safety, education and support. Believing that football imparts great lessons and provides kids with skills that serve them well throughout their lives. Through this partnership, the NFL FLAG and The National Academy of Athletics will serve a larger community of youth athletes offering a fun, non-contact football experience for boys and girls ages 5-17. The National Academy of Athletics and the NFL FLAG have a “like minded” approach to youth sports and that is why it is such great fit. By adding the NFL FLAG program to the already powerful list of youth sports programs, the National Academy of Athletics is poised to grow its presence in youth camps, clinics and leagues. Anyone interested in bringing the NFL FLAG or any National Academy of Athletics programs to their community should contact info@NAofA.us or visit NationalAcademyofAthletics.com About the National Academy of Athletics The National Academy of Athletics provides high caliber youth sports & athletic programs and services to children, coaches and parents in partnership with city recreation...
Our Children Are Amazing – So why do we keep messing with them?

Our Children Are Amazing – So why do we keep messing with them?

– SO WHY DO WE KEEP MESSING WITH THEM? What if we looked at our youth, as they learn, grow and change in the same way we are in awe and appreciation of the changing of the leaves in the season. I find out too often that we are worried about what our children will become rather than appreciate who they already are. I remember when my kids were young I got so caught up in their future that I forgot to just sit back and enjoy who they were, what they had already accomplished and trust that they would learn and grow in their own time. When my son Mason learned to walk, it was not because I yelled at him, motivated him or challenged him. Instead, when he was ready, he got up and fell down then got up again and fell down again, until eventually he learned to walk. It did not matter what the book said about what age he “should” be crawling or walking, he just wanted to walk, so he did. He had the desire inside him to walk and no matter what we said or what obstacles came in his way, he was determined to walk. I believe our children have an innate desire to do things, that “they” want. If we take that lesson and use it with our children in school, sports or anything that we would like them to excel at, you might be surprised at what I’m about to say. I think the most important thing we should be doing for our children is to encourage them to...
5 Steps to Mentally Get Your Players Ready for the First Day of Youth Sports Practice:

5 Steps to Mentally Get Your Players Ready for the First Day of Youth Sports Practice:

1. Talk about it – Playing an entire season is a long commitment – especially for your children – explain the time it will take and discuss their goals and your goals for the season. 2. Don’t be afraid to fail – Coaches will ask your players to push themselves to get better and learn – failure is part of the process. 3. Get ready to compete – Players who come to practice to learn but are ready to compete, even in drills, have more fun and get more out of practice. 4. Come ready to learn – help your child understand that the coaches are their to help them improve. 5. Be grateful – teach your child how to be thankful and respectful to the coach – Parents need to lead by example. The following is what has helped me to help my son and daughter to fall in love with playing sports to the point that they both play 3 different sports each year in High School. Take a Look at the Journey We live in a society where many parents are trying to get their child every little advantage to help them become the best athlete in their area, earn a college scholarship and maybe even play in the pros. The bad news is that players can only improve within the limitations of athletic ability, natural talent, determination, size, aggressiveness and coachability. Good news, there are many places where players can go to get the instruction needed to help them along in their sports education. What parents and coaches can do is to help them to...
Dear Youth Sports Parents

Dear Youth Sports Parents

First, let me say, I am one of you. I have two kids, a son now 16 years of age and a daughter of 14. They both have played at least two or three sports throughout the seasons, every year since they were five or six years old. As a coach, I am now entering my 33rd year working in youth sports and there’s a couple of life lessons I would like to share with you that will hopefully help keep perspective on the upcoming season for you and your child. 1. Although in our society “winning” is perceived to be a direct reflection of effort when a child is participating in a team sport, I have found that it is more important that we focus on their “individual effort” rather than team results. Most all team sports rely on other players to perform their skills—passing a ball, making a basket or throwing someone out at first base. This means to me, that if we measure our success on wins and losses throughout the season, it is very likely that your child will not feel that they have been successful even if they personally learned new skills, experienced competition, made new friends and had tons of fun. 2. The division or level your child plays, or their individual athletic skills and prowess, is not a direct reflection of how good you are as a a parent. Often times we feel that we are judged based on whether our kid is a good athlete or not. Although tough at times, we should remember that most of this is out of...
NAofA Expands their Youth Sports Programs in Santa Clara

NAofA Expands their Youth Sports Programs in Santa Clara

For Immediate Release National Academy of Athletic Aaron Locks, Founder & CEO nationalacademyofathletics.com Phone: 866.90.SPORT info@NAofA.us   ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Academy of Athletics has promoted Alberto Juarez to become the Santa Clara Regional Area Captain and will be expanding their Youth Sports Programs in Santa Clara County. The NAofA partners with schools, leagues, and municipalities to provide first class youth athletic programs at affordable rates. With headquarters in Santa Rosa, California, they have successfully grown to 84 cities and run over 800 sports programs since their inception in 2012. Over 175,000 kids have participated in the camps and clinics designed by the National Academy of Athletics founder, Aaron Locks. The NAofA has already run many well attended programs in Milpitas, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Gilroy and parents have reached out wanting more. The NAofA hires local Area Captain’s and well-qualified coaches within each county to service their Community Partners. As City budgets and resources continue to decrease, they satisfy the demand for youth sports programs. They do not want children to suffer from lack of healthy activity and miss out on the enrichment and life lessons sports teach to children at an early age. PROGRAMS
: Summer Sports Camps Athletic Fund-raising Programs School Break Clinics After School Sports Club League Support Programs School Fitness Programs The professional staff is setting introduction meetings with Recreational Departments throughout the Santa Clara area. Alberto Juarez will be contacting schools, leagues and municipalities to set up a short introduction meeting to learn what programs are being offered in your community and to see if the National Academy of Athletics programs can be of...
Sports for kids in San Diego

Sports for kids in San Diego

July 2, 2018 For Immediate Release National Academy of Athletic Aaron Locks, Founder & CEO nationalacademyofathletics.com Phone: 866.GO.SPORT info@NAofA.us ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Academy of Athletics has been approved as a Preferred Vendor for the City of San Diego Parks & Recreational Department and will expand their services throughout San Diego. The NAofA partners with schools, leagues, and municipalities to provide first class youth athletic programs at affordable rates. With headquarters in Santa Rosa, California, they have successfully grown to 78 cities and run over 720 sports programs since their inception in 2012. Over 175,000 kids have participated in the camps and clinics designed by the National Academy of Athletics founder, Aaron Locks. The NAofA hires local Area Captain’s and well-qualified coaches within each county to service their Community Partners. As City budgets and resources continue to decrease, they satisfy the demand for youth sports programs. They do not want children to suffer from lack of healthy activity and miss out on the enrichment and life lessons sports teach to children at an early age. PROGRAMS • Summer Sports Camps • Athletic Fund-raising Programs • School Break Clinics • After School Sports Club • League Support Programs • School Fitness Programs The professional staff is setting introduction meetings with Recreational Departments throughout the San Diego area. A Sports Specialist will be contacting schools, leagues and municipalities to set up a short introduction meeting to learn what programs are being offered in your community and to see if the National Academy of Athletics programs can be of assistance to them and the families within each community. HISTORY
Founded in 2012, the National...