Partner Promotion Toolkit

Help spread the word about the National Youth Sports Strategy! Use our resources to promote the Strategy to your networks.

Sample Social Media Messages and Graphics

Use these sample messages and graphics to reach policymakers and key decision-makers in youth sports, as well as parents, coaches, and volunteers. You can adapt these messages to align with different events, priorities, and National Health Observances (NHOs).

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Tips for Promoting the National Youth Sports Strategy on Social Media

Use these tips when you post about the Strategy on social media:

  • Always attach a graphic from this page to Twitter and Facebook posts to increase engagement – no special permission needed!
  • On Twitter, always include the #YouthSports hashtag and tag @HHSPrevention to increase impressions
  • Adapt messages as needed to align with your organization’s priorities

To help your messages reach more people, use additional hashtags to mention relevant National Health Observances (NHOs). Check the NHO sponsor organization’s website, promotion toolkit, or Twitter account to find the official hashtag.

Find tips and resources to promote NHOs, including some that are a natural fit for the Strategy:

  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month in May
  • National Youth Sports Week in July

Check out these example tweets to see how the Strategy can tie in with NHOs:

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Sample Newsletter Copy

Use or adapt this content to spread the word about the National Youth Sports Strategy in your newsletter or blog.

Subject: Help Kids Get Active with the National Youth Sports Strategy

Body: Youth sports are a great way for young people to get active and learn important life skills. But barriers like cost, lack of time, and lack of inclusive options for kids of all abilities can make it difficult to participate. The National Youth Sports Strategy aims to remove these barriers and give every kid the chance to play.

This actionable strategy is based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the Nation. The National Youth Sports Strategy can help increase youth sports participation by focusing on fun over competition, advocating for safe and accessible sports programs and facilities, and promoting important messages about the benefits of youth sports.

And you can help spread the word! Parents, coaches, organizations, communities, and policymakers all have a role to play in making youth sports safe, fun, and accessible for all. Learn more about the Strategy and how to get involved.

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