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 and Related Resources

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].

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

Learn more about how to support youth through sports:

Promote Physical Activity and Youth Sports in Your Community

Playing sports is a great way for kids to meet the Physical Activity Guidelines. Check out these Move Your Way® campaign materials — in English and Spanish — that are focused on youth sports and designed to reach parent audiences:

Fact Sheets



The Move Your Way campaign goes beyond sports. Explore all of the Move Your Way campaign materials for parents and encourage families in your community to find ways to stay active that work for them.