National Youth Sports Strategy

The National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) is an essential resource for policymakers and key decision-makers in youth sports. It aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.

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Reflections on the 2020–2021 PCSFN Science Board

The 2020–2021 Science Board was recruited to support the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in its understanding of the science of youth sports as part of the implementation of the National Youth Sports Strategy. When we began our work in January 2020, we had no idea that the youth sports system would undergo such disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interruption brought the disparities in youth sports access and participation into the spotlight, underscoring the importance of working toward the National Youth Sports Strategy vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.

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NYSS Report

The NYSS is based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the United States, and it offers actionable strategies to support youth sports participation for all.

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NYSS Champions

NYSS Champions promote youth sports participation and support the NYSS.

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