Sapulpa Youth Sports Council
Organized in 1999, the Sapulpa Youth Sports Council is comprised of the Presidents of each of the City’s four main youth sports organizations and the City’s Director of Parks and Recreation. The Council acts as a community barometer, continually studying and soliciting the youth and amateur sports needs of the Sapulpa community and its citizens, and promotes and advances the same in the Sapulpa, Creek County, and Statewide areas as needed.
The Sapulpa Youth Sports Council provides an organizational structure to assist with the identification of Sapulpa youth sports facility and program needs, for the provision and coordination of sports facilities within the community for the various local youth athletic organizations, including those existing by virtue of a joint use agreement between other organizations or parties.
The Sapulpa Youth Sports Council interprets the needs and interests of youth involved in community athletics, and assists youth leagues in obtaining financial sponsorships for improving existing facilities or creating new ones, and serves as a consultant in an advisory capacity to the Sapulpa Parks and Recreation Board, and the Sapulpa City Council concerning youth sports in Sapulpa. The Sapulpa Youth Sports Council promotes the ideals of sportsmanship, fellowship, leadership and fair play by making youth sports fun for kids, and insures that all youth sports coaches are properly trained and certified via the National Youth Sports Coaches Association Program, which is administered by the Sapulpa Parks and Recreation Department.
Background checks are performed for all coaches.
Each youth sports association is responsible for ensuring that all of their coaching applicants are trained and certified via the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) Program, which is administered and overseen by the Sapulpa Parks and Recreation Department. The Sapulpa Parks and Recreation Department is the official Chapter to the National Chapter of the NYSCA. As per City of Sapulpa law via City Ordinance Number 1634, passed and approved by the Sapulpa City Council on March 19, 1990, each youth sports organization is also responsible for ensuring that all its applicants are effectively being supervised and held accountable to the NYSCA’s Coaches Code of Ethics. Each organization shall also ensure that all of its parents are abiding by the NYSCA’s Parent’s Code of Ethics as well.