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  • Every Kids Sports


July 20th, 2021|

National Academy of Athletics partners with Every Kids Sports to provide Youth Sports Scholarships to ensure every kid has the opportunity to play sports. [...]


May 10th, 2021|

With three decades of experience, National Academy of Athletics founder Aaron Locks offers parents ten steps for choosing the right camp for their child. [...]

NAofA League Retreat

March 4th, 2021|

COACHES RETREAT ENHANCES LEAGUE PERFORMANCE Through a virtual-live League Retreat, coaches have the opportunity to boost their team culture and [...]

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The NAofA Summer 2021 News Release

November 13th, 2020|

NAofA NEWS UPDATE As a parent, I can remember the challenge of getting my kids off the video games, computers, or from in front [...]

Smash Gyms

September 13th, 2020|

Your Content Goes Here SMASH Gyms has partnered with the National Academy of Athletics to create this incredible opportunity for [...]

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6crickets Joins Forces

July 16th, 2020|

6CRICKETS JOINS FORCES WITH THE NAofA SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA., National Academy of Athletics partners with 6Crickets- The central hub for children activities, 6crickets, [...]

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New Collaboration with ActivityHero

July 16th, 2020|

NEW COLLABORATION WITH ACTIVITYHERO SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, The National Academy of Athletics' new collaboration with ActivityHero helps to bring On-Demand Sports Programs to [...]

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Stephanie Joins the NAofA

July 9th, 2020|

STEPHANIE BUECHNER JOINS THE NAofA Stephanie Buechner has joined the NAofA team as the Director of Physical Education in order [...]

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Return to Camps

June 15th, 2020|

FIRST DAY BACK AT CAMP Return to Play June 15th, 2020-  This Monday has marked the return to play at in-person camps [...]

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Pro Baseball Player Partners

May 22nd, 2020|

Professional Baseball Player, J.J. Newman, Partners with the NAofA to Produce 5-Day Video Series of Skills & Drills! J.J. Newman takes from [...]


May 21st, 2020|

National Academy of Athletics continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Youth Sports and is following strict protocols to begin running programs. The question [...]

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Sports Videos- Skills & Drills

March 22nd, 2020|

Youth Sports Video Series Are Here The National Academy of Athletics is still in in infancy. The NAofA was born to the dream of Aaron [...]

  • SBCA Winner


March 19th, 2020|

2.21.2020 PRESS RELEASE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS IS SELECTED THE BEST OF BUSINESS 2019 The Small Business Community Association selected the National Academy of Athletics [...]


March 15th, 2020|

We are aware that the concern for the coronavirus epidemic is escalating and we are following updates closely from local health departments and the Center For [...]


July 14th, 2019|

We all know there are some youth sports parents that are over the top - but the majority of youth sports parents are actually [...]

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Sports Benefits for Young People

July 10th, 2019|

Participating in youth sports is, for most of us, a regular part of growing up. Physical activity is essential for healthy and optimal development through childhood and early [...]

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

June 5th, 2019|

Don't let Summer slow your kids down! Sitting on a couch playing video games all day is not healthy, mentally or PHYSICALLY. Our passion for [...]


NAofA launches an initial License offering (ILO)

May 24th, 2019|

May 23rd, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Academy of Athletics (NAofA) launches an initial License offering (ILO) in tandem with new NBA and NFL partnerships. [...]

Talk. Teach. Play. It’s Official!

April 26th, 2019|

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 [...]

8,000 Happy Campers

January 10th, 2019|

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, [...]

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

January 8th, 2019|

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 [...]

NAofA to Offer NFL Flag Football Program

December 3rd, 2018|

December 3, 2018 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS TO OFFER NFL FLAG FOOTBALL Santa Rosa, California -- National Academy of Athletics is now authorized to bring [...]

Dear Youth Sports Parents

September 24th, 2018|

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. [...]

Sports for kids in San Diego

August 27th, 2018|

July 2, 2018 For Immediate Release National Academy of Athletic Aaron Locks, Founder & CEO Phone: 866.GO.SPORT ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Academy of Athletics [...]


May 22nd, 2018|

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Let Them Play!

April 7th, 2018|

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The Case for the Multi Sport Child

June 18th, 2017|

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 [...]


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