About the National Youth Sports Strategy

Policy document cover: The National Youth Sports Strategy

The National Youth Sports Strategy 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.

The Strategy is based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the United States. It offers actionable ideas for parents, coaches, organizations, communities, and policymakers to support youth sports participation for all.

Read the Top 10 Things to Know About the National Youth Sports Strategy.

Explore the National Youth Sports Strategy

Download the complete National Youth Sports Strategy [PDF - 5.7 MB].

For an overview of what’s in the Strategy, check out the Executive Summary [PDF - 3.2 MB].

Learn about successful youth sports programs in the National Youth Sports Strategy Bright Spots:

Promote physical activity for youth in your community

Playing youth sports is a great way for kids to meet the Physical Activity Guidelines. Check out the Move Your Way® campaign materials for parents and kids to help parents learn about the benefits of physical activity and sports — and how they can help their kids find a way to play.