National Academy of Athletics Announces Arrival in Hampden, Massachusetts

Having run thousands of youth sports programs, the NAofA is excited to work with the communities in Hampden, Massachusetts to teach kids valuable life skills.

The National Academy of Athletics (NAofA) was created to help children learn valuable life lessons through youth sports. The NAofA focuses on making youth sports fun without the pressures of pushing children into a single sport with high expectations of college scholarships or becoming pro athletes. Kids love to run and play without pressure, which keeps kids wanting more and helps to build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
At NAofA Programs, kids learn sport-specific fundamentals and have the opportunity to build relationships with other children and peers. They are able to learn life lessons like good sportsmanship, teamwork, and social skills. With the newest location of their youth sports programs in Hampden, Massachusetts, they are achieving just that.
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Area Captain, Franco Indomenico

Franco was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and currently lives just outside of Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Communication and a minor in Physical Education. Throughout the past 10 years, he has coached baseball, basketball, and soccer at the high school level and has loved every minute of it!

Franco said, “I am very excited to partner with local communities to enhance our youth athletic programs in Hampden County! I am committed to providing a safe and fun experience for all participants.”

The NAofA partners with municipalities, schools, and leagues to bring top-tier youth athletic programs to local communities. All NAofA coaches are carefully selected, and background checked and must complete the NAofA Certification process to ensure each camper’s best care and learning experience.

“Kids need positive role models more than ever. That is what a great coach can be to a child. We are not interested in grooming kids to become pro athletes- We use sports to promote positive mental and physical development in our youth. Our goal is to diminish childhood obesity by advocating for healthy lifestyles while providing tools to boost confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and personal growth. We are thrilled to be bringing our programs to another part of the United States.” stated Aaron Locks, Founder, and CEO of the National Academy of Athletics.

The NAofA looks forward to seeing the positive impact on the youth of the community from its youth sports programs in Hampden, Massachusetts.