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Noblesville launches Youth Sports Alliance


Fifteen organizations join forces to form the Noblesville Youth Sports Alliance with the goal of improving youth sports programming and engagement. The alliance says it is partnering with the City of Noblesville and Noblesville Schools for seed funding and administrative support.

“Noblesville is blessed with many successful youth sports groups,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “Through conversations with many residents and stakeholders, it became clear that a unified coordination and marketing structure would help sustain the gains made to date and improve our overall position in the future.”

The alliance has appointed David Leyda as executive director. A resident of Noblesville for 24 years, the alliance says Leyda has been involved in youth sports and community service organizations for several years. Leyda is Director of Customer Success for Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and has served on the Noblesville Youth Baseball Board of Directors since 2014.

David Leyda (photo courtesy of the Noblesville Youth Sports Alliance)

Organizations joining the alliance include: Noblesville Girls Basketball, Noblesville Babe Ruth Baseball, Noblesville Youth Lacrosse, Noblesville Wrestling Club, Body in Training – Track, Body in Training – Cross Country, Miller Basketball Academy, Noblesville Girls Softball Association, Noblesville Elementary Football League, Noblesville United Soccer Club, White River Sports, Noblesville Swim Club, Noblesville Boys Volleyball Club, Miller Backers and Noblesville Youth Baseball.

“Noblesville Schools is thrilled to stand with and assist the Noblesville Youth Sports Alliance,” said Associate Superintendent Dr. David Mundy. “The city and the schools work regularly with these organizations, and they are essential to the success of our students at the secondary level. Taking the next step to launch a strategic partnership framework will positively impact the community on many levels. »

The alliance says its board will identify priorities, including the development of a “one-stop-shop” website for sports offers and youth registration. Additional efforts will include marketing and outreach, as well as planning for future needs on the ground and in court.