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National Youth Sports Program (NYSP)

The National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) at Albany State University provides an enriching four-week summer camp experience that combines sports activities, educational enrichment, nutrition and health services to more than 500 economically disadvantaged Dougherty County and surrounding community youth age 9 to 15 years old.

The program provides a positive learning environment for youth in the critical preteen and early adolescence years, when learning patterns are defined. The program's objectives include:

  • Expanding sports-skill opportunities for youth from low-income families to improve physical fitness and promote an active lifestyle
  • Helping youth acquire good health practices
  • Acquainting students with career and educational opportunities by providing experienced personnel and quality facilities from a renowned institution
  • Providing a safe environment to play, learn and grow

The National Youth Sports Program at ASU is much more than just a summer sports camp; it is a total experience that combines fitness, fun and learning. During the four weeks of camp, youth participate in sports programs to improve their physical fitness and health habits. Participants also gain information about career choices and learn a great deal about academics on the university campus.

All youth receive free physicals and free meals, both of which reinforce concepts of good health for life. For many participants, this physical is the first time that they have seen a doctor that has identified serious health issues.

Click the registration tab to learn more about registration, orientation and session dates.

For more information, please contact Coach Robert Skinner or Jeremy Faulk at asuathletics@asurams.edu or 229.430.4754.


QUICK FACTS

  • 1968: NYSP is founded. NYSP celebrates 50 years on the campus of ASU
  • 2000: Project Administrator: Robert Skinner has been leading the program for over 40 years
  • Enrollment: 500 Boys and Girls ages 9 - 15
  • Staff: 15.5 to 1 ratio (students to staff)