FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Child and Youth Services (CYS) Youth Sports and Fitness here is once again designated a Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) for 2021-2022.This honor recognizes organizations that meet high standards in administering youth sports programming.“Parents typically have lots of questions and valid concerns when deciding where to enroll their child,” said John Engh, executive director of NAYS. “The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation lets parents know all the tough questions they want to ask are taken care of.”Earning this designation is an excellent achievement for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR), Child and Youth Services (CYS), and the Youth Sports and Fitness Program.“CYS Youth Sports and Fitness Program applied for the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation because we strive to provide and maintain the best sports and fitness programs possible,” said Josue Miranda, director of CYS Youth Sports and Fitness. “We are committed to providing each child with an enjoyable learning experience in a safe environment.”The program philosophy uses sports and fitness to teach children how to work hard, do their best, and have fun in everything they do, Miranda said.“The goal is to help children build strong bodies and minds, and create successful adults and citizens,” he said.This designation enhances the growing youth sports and fitness program. It also motivates CYS Youth Sports and Fitness Program to maintain the high standards the designation requires.“I am most proud of the skills, knowledge and life lessons that we can provide the children through our Youth Sports and Fitness Program,” Miranda said. “Our organization ensures that participants [players, parents, community members, and officials] gain the best experience possible by providing a comprehensive training program for our team members and volunteer coaches.”Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation deems CYS a quality program provider and is a seal of approval of their physical education plan.“CYS Youth Sports and Fitness Program offers a winter basketball program and a cheerleading program, and offers fall and spring soccer programs,” Miranda said. “In the future, we will bring flag football, golf, swimming, speed development and sports performance training programs..“You cannot out-train a bad diet so, we will also offer nutrition courses through our youth sports program,” he added.Miranda emphasizes providing a safe and positive environment for all participants.“Furthermore, I am proud of the teamwork and leadership the Child and Youth Services Program provides,” Miranda added. “CYS helps us offer a high-quality youth sports and fitness program.”For more information, see the Fort Huachuca CYS Facebook page or call 520.533.8437.# # #Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command, and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 964 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.We are the Army's Home. Learn more at