WELCOME TO NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH SPORTS!
We would like to take a few moments to personally welcome you to the North American Youth Sports basketball program. We are entering our 28th season, and have grown from an infant organization with just one grade school team to an organization that now encompasses teams from nearly 40 states, and has had players involved from several foreign countries. We have nearly 50-100 basketball events across the country each year. Our goals are to provide quality and affordable youth basketball tournaments for the youth of North America. We feel that as you proceed through this site, you will see why we are the fastest growing youth basketball program on the continent. Lower costs, more games, and more advantages for you...the STUDENT-ATHLETE. May your experiences in NAYS be memorable regardless of the results on the scoreboard. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our many events!
WHAT IS NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH SPORTS?
North American Youth Sports has its roots dating back to 1989, with just one team of grade school players. Goals of the organization are to promote the interest in and the growth of youth basketball in a fun and positive atmosphere, where winning is not the primary focus, but building skills for later basketball successes in foremost.
TOURNAMENTS AND GAMES!
Unlike other organizations, teams do not need to "qualify" to play in any NAYS tournaments. All teams, no matter what your affiliation, can participate in any NAYS tournament. To register all you need to do is send NAYS the appropriate entry form and attach the entry fee or simply register here on our website. ANY TEAM is able to participate in the NATIONAL TOURNAMENT as well! Listed here is a brief description of our tournaments and costs:
Spring tournaments-- a guarantee of 3-4 games for $170-190!
Regional tournaments - a guaranteed 5 games for $250-$310!
NAYS National Tournaments - a guarantee of 7 games for $475!
These are the MINIMUM GAMES GUARANTEED!...Most teams receive more!
Spring tournaments are run from March through May in 3-4 game minimum form. The regional tournaments run on weekends in June or July and guarantee at least 5 games. Spring tournaments and summer regional tournaments are scheduled on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. The national tournaments are usually during one of the last few weeks of July during a three day period and are a 7 game guarantee, overlapping one weekend during the college exposure period.
Dollar for dollar, North American Youth Sports is the least expensive youth basketball organization in the USA and offers activities and opportunities for players of all skill level. There is just one participation cost, and that is the team entry fee listed for each tournament!