“That’s the hardest I’ve ever seen my young athletes work!”

If you are a coach to young athletes, you’ve witnessed the energy and intensity that comes from “gamifying” drills during training.

Athletes love to compete. Coaches who tap into this competitive drive through strategic training games can take their athletes’ effort and ultimately results, to the next level.

Unfortunately, there have been few quality resources where coaches can find training games that:

  • Challenge and develop athletic skills
  • Are easy to set up and use limited equipment
  • Foster teamwork
  • Are safe and support the goals of the training program
  • Provide their athletes a high level challenge
  • Work in different training spaces

Until now…

Here at the IYCA, our mission is to make sure coaches like you have access to the best training methods and materials so you can focus your time and energy on creating results with your young athletes. That’s why we have collaborated with two of the top youth performance coaches in the world, Brett Klika and David Jack, to bring you the ultimate resource in creating an unmatched training environment with athletic games. 

What is the IYCA

Certified Athletic Development Specialist?

With the IYCA’s Game Play Performance 2.0 Coach Klika and Jack share with you 30 of their most popular and effective athletic games designed to help your athletes improve coordination, speed, agility, conditioning, and other important athletic skills. With each game, you’re provided different options for space, equipment, ability level, and more, giving you an endless library of fun and effective training tools that can be easily integrated into a training session for all ages.

Additionally, we share strategies on how to use these games with different ages and ability levels to:

  • Create a high energy and winning culture in your programs or facility
  • Create and construct your own endless supply of super effective training games
  • Set you and your athletes apart from your competition
  • Improve your ability to motivate higher levels of performance
  • Transfer training skills to the field, court, and other athletic arenas

As you can see, Game Play Performance 2.0 gives you everything you need to turn up the intensity and fast-track your athlete’s results by inspiring competitive game play during training.

To bring you even more world class information on the power of play for developing young athletes, you’ll have access to in depth conversations on the impact of game play on development with world renowned neuroscientist and youth fitness specialist, Dr. Kwame Brown and founder of the Changing the Game Project, John O’sullivan. These thought leaders in youth athletic development bring you a valuable perspective that will empower you to create an even GREATER impact with your young athletes.

Imagine how this combination of knowledge and super effective training tools offered in Game Play Performance 2.0 can energize your training sessions and help you help your athletes reach the next level.

Imagine how this can set you apart and make you the trusted “go-to” program for youth development in your community.

Game Play Performance 2.0 is your opportunity to take home the tools you need to make the greatest positive impact on the greatest number of young athletes.

Pricing, closing, etc.

The new Game Play Performance 2.0 will give you all of the tools you’ll need to become the most engaging, fun, and talked-about coach in your area. We want to help make this happen for you so badly that we’re offering GPP 2.0 for just $99.

And, that’s what it’s all about.  Helping you create training sessions kids talk about. 

When kids get picked up after a training session, you want them jumping in the car telling their parents how much fun they had and how they can’t wait to get back.  Boring programs don’t produce this response – coaches who understand how to harness the power of game-play are the ones who are talked about, referred to, and get long-term results.    

And, that’s what keeps kids training long-term. 

We want YOU to be one of those coaches.  

Let Dave and Brett show you exactly how to make this happen.  Whether you’ve never incorporated games into your programming, or if you simply need a couple of new ideas, Game Play Performance 2.0 is guaranteed to be worth 10 x the small investment. 

After going through the entire Game Play Performance 2.0 materials for 60 days, you don’t think it’s worth every penny, we’ll give you 100% of your money back no questions asked.

Join the movement of coaches instilling fun into training while still getting fantastic results. GPP 2.0 could literally be the turning point for you, your programs, and your career. We simply can’t wait to get this into your hands and help you become the most talked about coach in your area.

Payment Plans are Available

Option 1: $399

Option 2: 3 payments of $149.67

IYCA Certified Athletic Development
Specialist FAQ

What if I already have the YFS1 certification?

Your YFS1 certification will always distinguish you as a professional but adding the CADS credential will identify you as an expert in the development of athletes and is the new industry standard. Moving forward, the YFS1 course will no longer be available or promoted. If you already have the YFS1 course, you automatically have all of the additional CADS resources in your online IYCA account! Those materials were already added to your account, so you can start enjoying them now. To earn the new ADS credential, all you need to do is go through the new materials and pass the CADS exam. The only thing you pay for is the exam, which you can do HERE. Once you pass the CADS exam, you will have the new credential. You can still take the YFS1 exam if you’d like, but the CADS credential will be promoted to the public moving forward, so we highly encourage you to earn the new premier certification in athletic development.

How does the process work?

When you register for the CADS certification, you will immediately receive an email with login information for your personal IYCA account. Once you login to your IYCA account, you will have immediate access to the CADS materials and exam, and step-by-step instructions will be given on how to successfully complete the course. You will also be shipped your Textbook and 2 DVD Set within 10-14 business days if you choose the “physical version” materials. International orders often take longer depending on the customs process in each country.

How long will it take to complete?

Typically, 3-4 weeks upon beginning studying is average. If you have completed other IYCA programs, you can likely complete the program more quickly. When you enroll, you will also be given access to take your exam online. There are no additional fees to take your test. You have 365 days following your enrollment in the CADS program before you must test. You are given one attempt to pass the test. You will have 2 hours to take the test. It is 100 questions, primarily multiple-choice, and you need a passing score of 75% to earn the CADS credential. If you do not pass the exam you can purchase a retest for $50.

When do I receive my Certificate?

After you successfully pass your test, we can register you in our global database as a Certified Athletic Development Specialist. It can take up to two weeks for your certificate to be mailed to you.

Do I have to meet any prerequisites for the CADS certification?

Yes. You must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. About 20% of the exam is based on scientific information that our industry analysis determined is vital to developing athletes and should be understood by high-quality coaches. You will need some background in exercise science to understand these concepts and pass the exam.

Does it matter where I live? Can I complete the program if I live outside of the United States?

IYCA professionals come from all corners of the World.  With the online learning platform, it’s easier than ever before to study for and earn an IYCA Credential.  You can study at your own pace and complete the exam no matter where you reside. The only consideration is that all materials are in English.  We also experience difficulty mailing the physical materials to some countries, but you will always have digital access if the postal service is unable to complete delivery.  

Payment Plans are Available

Option 1: $399

Option 2: 3 payments of $149.67

Register Now and Earn Your
IYCA Certified Athletic Development Specialist Credential