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  • SCHOOLS-PE-PROGRAMS-2022

SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2022

March 9th, 2022|

SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2022 The NAofA has released our School Programs 2022 Edition Program to ensure schools know they have a solution to providing Physical Education Programs to their student bodies. The National Academy of Athletics is on a mission [...]

  • Coaches Training

NAofA Announces Internships Programs

February 7th, 2022|

The NAofA is Proud to Announce its Internships Programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Rosa, California – Feb 7, 2022 – National Academy of Athletics is proud and delighted to announce its internships programs for candidates. The academy will [...]

  • Aaron parent orientation

CHOOSING THE PERFECT SPORTS CAMP

January 10th, 2022|

CHOOSING THE PERFECT SPORTS CAMP With three decades of experience, National Academy of Athletics founder Aaron Locks offers parents ten steps for choosing the right camp for their child. Summer camps should be an incredible experience for all children. [...]

  • Group Youth Sports Kids

Youth Sports Report- Baseball and Softball

December 8th, 2021|

Youth Sports Report - Baseball & Softball Leagues As leagues are registering kids for the 2022 Baseball or Softball Season, it is important to know your audience and what options your league partners, Little League, Cal Ripken, USA Softball, [...]

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NAofA Supports After School Hoops in Zimbabwe

December 2nd, 2021|

The National Academy of Athletics is exceptionally proud to be supporting After School Hoops in Zimbabwe. AFTER SCHOOL HOOPS is a nonprofit organization that uses a structured school system to work with youth in Makoni Rusape to [...]

  • Youth Baseball camp

TO PLAY OR NOT TO PLAY, THAT IT THE REAL QUESTION.

October 28th, 2021|

TO PLAY OR NOT TO PLAY I grew up in a time where kids had a Physical Education class at school that taught us exercises, stretching, sports, and (although I wasn't aware as a kid) life skills. After school, [...]

  • FREE SEMINAR

FREE Coach & Teacher Webinar- BSN Sports

August 11th, 2021|

FREE Coach & Teacher Webinar: How To Get Your Student Athletes In The Back To School Mindset CEO of National Academy of Athletics, over 3 decades in sports coaching, education, and management Calling all Coaches & Teachers! [...]

  • Every Kids Sports

NAofA PARTNERS WITH EVERY KIDS SPORTS

July 20th, 2021|

NAofA PARTNERS WITH EVERY KIDS SPORTS National Academy of Athletics partners with Every Kids Sports to provide Youth Sports Scholarships to ensure every kid has the opportunity to play sports. Santa Rosa, CA (July 13, 2021) – National Academy [...]

  • Noble One

Disrupting Normal in the Return to Youth Sports & Activities

June 15th, 2021|

Disrupting Normal in the Return to Youth Sports & Activities Co-authored by Kristen Rupprecht - Noble One and Aaron Locks- National Academy of Athletics The excitement of getting youth back on the court or field playing sports and participating [...]

  • League Retreat

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 strengthen their team’s performance. The National Academy of Athletics and Noble One Conscious Coaching have [...]

  • Aaron Locks

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 of the TV. That was in “normal” times… Now, during Covid-19 distance learning, our kids [...]

  • youth personal development

NAofA Partnership for Positive Change

November 9th, 2020|

NAofA Partnership for Positive Change The National Academy of Athletics' partnership for positive change with Noble One aims to enhance their teaching methods for our youth. The emphasis for these organizations is to promote Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) [...]

  • SMASH gyms

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 your child to have a safe, fun space to incorporate Social and Emotional Learning, (SEL) [...]

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  • Avatar Video Spark Productions ★★★★★ a month ago
    The National Academy of Athletics is a world class organization that understands the rules, techniques, skills and spirit of team sports. I got to participate in a basketball camp that they organized. It profoundly helped me improve my … More skills and gave me the confidence to excel to my best ability. They are especially good with children and youth development by exemplifying wholesome, well-rounded values, that carry on throughout life.
  • Avatar Bryan Johnson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Aaron Lock brings a wealth of experience with him so when he talks, it is wise to listen. He willingly gives his time to give back to the game and help officials along in their own journey. He has forgotten more basketball knowledge than … More most people could ever acquire and I greatly appreciate the feedback he gives.
  • Avatar Nick Zichichi ★★★★★ a month ago
    Couldn’t say enough about how great of an experience I had working for NAOFA. Great environment to work in and I have developed meaningful relationships in the process.
  • Avatar andrew genshaft ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Working for NAofA has been an amazing experience. I have always felt an amazing amount of support and understanding from them and am happy with the great working conditions.
  • Avatar Steven Stiles ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    They have done great things for our little league. They definitely helped us create a great atmosphere among players and parents.
  • Avatar Clae Macke ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    National Academy of Athletics is an amazing place to work! I'm grateful to help young athletes develop their skills and create positive experiences!
  • Avatar Davie Gillus ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Aaron has a great way of teaching and it is easy to transfer your learning from him into practice.
  • Avatar Jen Wall ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    We LOVE the National Academy of Athletics! We started using the programs with my first child, and last week my third child completed his first program (soccer!) He came home each day energized, happy and excited to return the next day. … More Next week we are registered for football (child #2)! We regularly use NAA programs not only during summer, but also during long weekends, and holiday workshops as well. 5 stars for sure!
  • Avatar Susan Davidson ★★★★★ a year ago
    I met Aaron in 2013 at an event for Recreation Professionals. When I heard him speak at the event I was struck by his enthusiasm and genuine passion for his vocation. I immediately knew I wanted to collaborate with him.
    I shared with
    … More Aaron the needs of our city’s teens and we created the ideal program that was incorporated into a teen summer camp. His high-caliber staff did an awesome job motivating the teens to learn and play a variety of sports as well as teaching them character-building skills.
    If you have an opportunity to collaborate and/or enroll youth into any of his programs I highly recommend that you do. You will find Aaron to be an inspirational leader, who has developed high-quality programs that have a meaningful impact on youth.
  • Avatar Ginelle Cloar ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    These camps were so great! I'm so thankful I found them online. The coaches were super nice and my son loved every minute of them, especially making new friends that we will make play dates with in the future.
  • Avatar Joanna Burningham (Little Miss Twist) ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Bentley had a great time. He made lots of friends. Bentley was excited to go everyday and told me about how much fun he had ever afternoon at pick up. He had a blast! Thanks for making his time at sports camp fun and memorable.
  • Avatar Megan Linsenmeyer ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    My son had the best experience and absolutely loved his coaches. He was so excited to go everyday he woke up early and was ready to head out the door! Thank you for this great experience we will definitely be back!
  • Avatar Megan ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Great basketball camp. My 8 year old really enjoyed his days of camp! Thank you!
  • Avatar Kristi Quint ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    My 7 year old loved this camp! We had him signed up for mornings, but switched to full day because he was having so much fun. We have a hoop in front of our house and we can tell he definitely learned moves!
  • Avatar Jaclyn Blumberg ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son had an excellent experience with Coach Ben's basketball program. As a child who typically "hangs back" with new experiences, Coach Ben was able to get my son participating and excited about the game right from the … More start. Ben is professional, motivating, energetic and knowledgable. A great asset for kids' programs!
  • Avatar Jay Striniste ★★★★★ a year ago
    THANK YOU to the team at NAOA for hosting the after school skills clinics.
    My son attended the basketball camp at Pioneer park in Santa Rosa. With all of our youth sports on hold, this is a wonderful option. And when the kids can play again,
    … More this will still be an great way to build confidence, improve skills and let the kids have FUN in a safe environment.
    Keep up the good work and stay safe!
  • Avatar Monica ★★★★★ a year ago
    Excellent sports programs for kids! We have recently done two flag football programs with NAOA and have been so pleased with the professionalism and organization of it all. The coach Al is so good with the kids by teaching them skills, … More team building and also fun! We have been so happy with the program and looking forward to signing my 9-year old up again for Flag Football in the next session.
  • Avatar Alberto Juarez ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have been an Area Captain for the National Academy of Athletics for the past 3 years. I manage the San Jose territory. It is an amazing organization to be a part of. Aaron Locks is a genius with youth sports programming!! I wish I had … More these fun activities when I was playing sports as a kid!
  • Avatar Lecelia Harrison ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have been a Area Captain with the National Academy of Athletics for 4 years now. It is a great organization to be a part of. There is nothing better than people providing quality physical fitness programs for children and being of service … More in the community.
  • Avatar Kristina Peterson ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son had a funtastic time at the in-person camps during Thanksgiving and Winter break.
    The coaches are inclusive, friendly, fun, energetic, and create an environment where kids feel welcome and safe.
  • Avatar AM AM ★★★★★ a year ago
    This was an outstanding experience for my children and they attended multiple sessions. They learned a variety of skills had a ton of fun and this was in a COVID safe environment.
  • Avatar regina murray ★★★★★ a year ago
    This was the perfect “P.E.” replacement during Covid. The coach was great and my daughter had a blast. Thank you!!
  • Avatar Jourdan Ziff ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an Area Captain for the National Academy of Athletics, I am very proud to be a part of a team who truly believes in their mission to bring youth sports to children everywhere! The organization is passionate about making a positive difference … More in each kid's life that engages in any NAofA program.

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