Greater Herndon Youth Foundation GHYF is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2011 to gather public support contributions for the purpose of enabling not-for-profit organizations to provide educational, literary, or amateur sports competition opportunities to the youth of Herndon, Virginia and surrounding communities. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the GHYF and designating the Herndon Optimist Club to receive your funds.
HHS CDC Concussion Awareness Information The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides online "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
HHS CDC COVID-19 Youth Sports Recommendations The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides online recommendations for ways in which youth sports organizations and their participants can protect players, families, and communities and slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
SafeSport Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training U.S. Center for Safe Sport provides free online training for parents and youth and adult athletes to understand best practices for preventing and how to respond to signs of abuse (online training and certification for coaches and other program staff is available for a fee).
Volunteer Building Director (VBD) Training/Exam and Forms In order to help community groups reduce the cost of using gyms for athletics, we require adult volunteers become a VBD. We ask that parents also help the league by becoming a VBD. Use this link to access the VBD training/exam and forms.