About IYCA

Our vision is simple: To enhance the knowledge of youth sports/fitness professionals, coaches, parents and volunteers throughout the world to ensure that every child has access to an exceptional training experience. We are a family of fitness professionals, coaches, business owners and experts who, together, build a foundation of success in youth fitness and sport performance.

It’s about making a positive impact on the world.

The IYCA is the only organization that stands at the intersection of scientific training principles, coaching/psychological methods that help make a positive impact on young people, and sound business development education.  We tackle these important areas through courses, certifications, free information, lives events, mentorships, and personal interactions with our membership.  

The main purpose of the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) is to inspire greatness by assisting in the evolution of the youth athletic/fitness industry by regulating the knowledge and skill of the individuals who work within it.

We establish industry norms with respect to safe, effective, and clinically sound means of optimally developing injury-free, emotionally sound, and functionally gifted young athletes and participants.  We believe that a Long-Term Athlete Development model allows for greater overall development and enjoyment than early sport specialization, and this article  by Dr. Greg Schaible on early sports specialization articulates this philosophy.

The IYCA is a wonderful collaboration of passionate professionals from the athletic, sport-science, and sport-medicine communities. Our family includes conditioning professionals, personal fitness trainers, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, sports medicine professionals, coaches, teachers, fitness and sport facility managers, and students.  This group helps to educate coaches on proper training methods and parents on how to develop their children.  We even provide resources for parents on topics like How to Choose the Right Sports Performance Program.

The IYCA is a certification-based outfit offering the finest educational certificate programs in the realm of youth athletic development and fitness. Successful candidates must pass both a criminal background check as well as our intensive examination process.

The Global IYCA Mission

Passion… Excellence… Inspire Greatness

We believe that developmentally-sound, fun, and goal-oriented exposure to fitness and sport is a necessary building block in progressing through the formative years into adulthood.

Our collective passion to recapture the innocence of play and fitness for children and teenagers worldwide knows absolutely no boundaries.

Our mandate is to infuse the fitness and sport-training industry with an excellence in education and world-class resources so that we can all work together to instill proper measures of fitness and sport development training back into the lives of our youngest generation.

Join our cause and become part of the revolution. Together, we can make an impact…

…for the kids.

Yours very sincerely,

The IYCA Team