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IN THE PRESS

Talk. Teach. Play. It’s Official!

Are we killing the love of sport and active play for our children? Wonder why 70 percent of kids will quit playing team sports by the age of 13 and one third of the kids that play between the ages of 7 and 11 will quit playing after just one or two seasons? According...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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National Academy of Athletics Expands their Executive Team

National Academy of Athletics Expands their Executive Team. Santa Rosa, California – National Academy of Athletics, in its pursuit of creating the most successful youth sports programs in the nation, brings on new Chief Brand/Marketing Executive and Partner,...

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National Academy of Athletics is Heading South!

National Academy of Athletics has been a leader in youth sports instruction in California since 2011, and now we are heading to Georgia.  Our sports education programs partner with community organizations like cities, schools, YMCA’s and churches to bring...

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COACHES CORNER

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...

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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...

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KIDS JUST WANNA PLAY

So how do parents find the right sports program for our kids when we want them to develop skills, learn team work, get exercise and all they want to do is have fun! There are several concepts that I feel will help parents as they go through the process of deciding...

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Aaron Locks, A Man On A Youth Sports Mission

Aaron Locks is 6 years old. He is trying to play baseball. He’s not doing a very good job of it. He strikes out. He starts bawling. He throws the bat down, the helmet down. He is ready to chuck the whole thing. “Who’s your favorite baseball player?” his coach asks....

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The Case for the Multi Sport Child

Over the years, there have been a lot of conversations about what age kids should start to specialize in sports, and narrow it down to just one. As someone who has been involved with youth sports for over 30 years and has a 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, I...

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