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.

News & Announcements

Help us Celebrate National Youth Sports Week!

It’s National Youth Sports Week! This week is a great time to focus on the importance of youth sports and encourage kids to get active. Kids and teens ages 6 to 17 need at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity every day.

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Featured Initiatives

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.

Download the complete NYSS report [PDF - 5.7 MB].

NYSS Champions

NYSS Champions promote youth sports participation and support the NYSS.

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