ODPHP and the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition are proud to recognize National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champions for their work promoting youth sports participation and supporting the NYSS.
Use the directory below to find NYSS Champions and learn about their work.
NYSS Champions by State
NYSS Champions Directory
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Adaptive Sports Ohio
At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and use sport to elevate ability and empower futures.
American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)
ACLM provides physicians and other providers the support, education, and certification to treat and reverse chronic disease by addressing the root causes with evidence-based therapies in lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM, with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals, advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
AMSSM is a diverse organization of physicians dedicated to championing sports and physical activity, especially for youth. We are strong advocates of safe youth sport opportunities — including free play — for kids of all backgrounds and abilities.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia — and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ.
Changing the Game Project
Changing the Game Project is an organization dedicated to putting some more “play” back in playing sports. We are an internationally recognized leader in coach education, parent education, team development, and board consultation.
Every Kid Sports
Every Kid Sports Pass provides qualified low-income families with up to $150 per child, 4 times a year, to cover registration fees for recreational sports and pay-to-play fees for middle and high school sports.
Girls in the Game
Girls in the Game offers site-based and citywide, age-appropriate programs to engage girls ages 7 to 18 in sports, health, and leadership programming. We empower all girls to be game changers.
Girls on the Run International
Girls on the Run® is a physical activity-based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.
Greater Youth Sports Association (GYSA)
GYSA provides after-school sports programming for elementary schools primarily serving at-risk children. In addition to sports, children receive reading mentorship, social and emotional learning, and character development to help them succeed.
Hall of Fame Village Resort and Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Village is developing an immersive, multi-use resort in Canton, Ohio, and a media program that unifies live entertainment, fantasy sports, and eGaming with partners and content from some of the most powerful and storied brands.
HyBridZone Performance Institute
HyBridZone Performance Institute is a sports performance and education consulting company that combines the talents of global professionals from the golf, fitness, and health communities for the enrichment of adults and youth.
Developed by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation, JUST RUN is a multi-faceted, website-based program that promotes physical activity, good citizenship, and healthy eating. This award-winning program is available to children of all ages in any locale.
Lakeshore is a nonprofit organization that encourages and provides opportunities for people with disabilities to live a healthy lifestyle through activity, research, advocacy, and health promotion. Our impact is local, national, and international.
League of YES
The League of YES is a baseball program for children with disabilities. It’s a judgment-free zone where every child gets up to bat and scores a home run! Our players cannot play in a typical league, so this gives them an opportunity to play ball!
Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
The mission of the Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports is to scientifically study the beneficial and detrimental effects of sports for children and youth and disseminate that information to the sporting public.
Milers Running Club & Camp
Milers creates opportunities for students and athletes through athletic performance. We offer training and competitive support. We change lives in the pursuit of excellence. We challenge the status quo, and set ourselves up for success.
Move United is a national leader in community adaptive sports, empowering 100,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year to live to their fullest potential through programs, training, education, and competitions.
National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
NAYS educates, equips, and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers, and parents to help all children enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports. NAYS partners with more than 3,000 youth sports providers and has trained over 4 million adults since 1981.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
NATA represents athletic trainers (AT), who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. ATs prevent & treat injuries in sports, physical & occupational activity, & care for acute injuries.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Founded in 1978, NSCA is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world. The NSCA website has resources for coaches, parents, and youth athletes.
National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation
Founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications, the NSCA Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to providing funding in educational and research endeavors.
National Trail Parks and Recreation District
National Trail is a municipal agency providing youth sports regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, skill, or ability to pay. We're dedicated to creating safe, positive experiences by providing quality parks, facilities, services, and programs.
National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI)
NYSHSI is dedicated to being the recognized leader and advocate for advancing and disseminating the latest evidence-based education, recommendations, and policy to enhance the experience, development, health, and safety of our youth in sports.
North Dakota State University — Master's Program in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport
The Leadership in Physical Education and Sport master's degree program prepares physical education teachers, sport coaches, and sport leaders for improved professional practice in physical education, coaching, and sport settings.
Parisi Speed School-Newtown
Parisi Speed School is the world leader for youth sports performance training. The Newtown location is consistently one of the top 3 largest locations worldwide and serves over 1,000 athletes of all ages and ability levels each year.
Performance Physical Therapy
Performance Physical Therapy is a locally owned business with 13 locations throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our purpose is to empower our community to lead healthy, fulfilling, and happy lives.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance is a nonprofit organization aiming to create a positive, character-building youth sports environment by providing resources for coaches, parents, and students — and by partnering with organizations nationwide.
Salem Community Center (SCC)
The SCC offers programs and events for the entire family. The SCC provides numerous youth sports programs that compliment our Fit Kids wellness-based initiative.
School of Kinesiology and Nutrition at USM
The School of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to elevate sport through the preparation of future sport leaders with our degree plans in Sport Coaching Education (minor, bachelor’s, master’s).
Shooting Touch is a nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts that aims to use the mobilizing power of basketball as a tool for health education, intervention, and improved well-being for girls of color.
South Bronx United (SBU)
SBU uses soccer as a tool for social change. On and off the field, SBU aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community, and beyond.
Southern Nevada Health District – Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is the local public health authority in Clark County, Nevada serving over 73% of Nevada’s population. The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion is located in the SNHD Community Health Division.
Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA)
SIGA is the world's largest independent and neutral multi-stakeholder coalition in the field of sports governance and integrity. SIGA is leading the way for sport integrity worldwide.
Tennis Central is a nonprofit National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter offering year-round, safe, inclusive tennis and education programs to over 2,000 Lancaster, PA youth. Our mission is to combine tennis and education to change lives!
Tulane Center for Sport
The Center for Sport is devoted to studying, supporting, and achieving in areas where sport engages people: the field of play, human health, professional careers, and the community. We use collaborative programs to unite, challenge, and inspire.
United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE)
USCCE is a 501c3 that develops evidenced-based practice guidelines to help member organizations and individuals provide coach education and development. USCCE accredits coach education programs based on national coaching standards.
University of Missouri, Kansas City — School of Nursing and Health Studies
The mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies is to prepare health professionals as leaders in improving health outcomes through interprofessional practice, research, and service.
Up2Us Sports is the nationwide leader in engaging, training, and supporting sports coaches to serve as mentors and role models to youth living in some of America’s most underserved communities.
Urban Lotus Project (ULP)
ULP is a nonprofit yoga service organization that teaches trauma-informed yoga and meditation to vulnerable and underserved youth who have been impacted by homelessness, addiction, mental health, violence, incarceration, and hospitalization.
US Youth Soccer
As the country’s largest youth sport organization, US Youth Soccer's vision is to bring communities together through the power of soccer, making lifelong fans of the sport while helping over 2.7 million players fulfill their goals on and off the field of play.
West Virginia University Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences (WVU CACSS)
The WVU CACSS is dedicated to supporting quality coach development, conducting research that impacts best practices in coaching and coaching education, and delivering evidence-based coaching education for students, athletes, and the sport community.
Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)
WSF strengthens and expands sports participation and leadership opportunities through research, advocacy, community programming, grants and fellowships, educational curricula, mentoring events, and a wide range of community programs.
Wrestle Like A Girl
Wrestle Like A Girl is a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on increasing access and opportunities for women's wrestling, with a mission to use wrestling to empower girls and women to become leaders in life.
YMCA of Greater Seattle
The YMCA of Greater Seattle builds communities that encourage all people — and especially youth — to reach their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body. It serves the community with 13 branches, 2 overnight camps, and social impact services.
Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA)
YQCA is an after-school sports partnership with Penn Athletics that establishes athletic teams for students in grades 4 to 8 from Penn’s Netter Center University-Assisted Community Schools in West Philadelphia.