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.

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: Elevating Youth Sports in a Changing World

It has been a little over a year since our office launched the National Youth Sports Strategy Champions (NYSS Champions) partnership initiative at the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Annual Meeting in September 2020. NYSS Champions are recognized for their work promoting youth sports participation and supporting the vision of the National Youth Sports Strategy: that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports. Today, we celebrate and thank the 167 organizations that are part of the network.

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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.

Learn more about NYSS Champions.