National Youth Sports Strategy, a better place to begin


Definition of sports from the NYSS:

Sports are a form of physical activity that, through recreational or competitive participation, aims to develop or maintain skills, fitness, mental well-being and social-emotional health.

Definition of sports from Kevin DeForrest:

Sports are games of time, space and relationship. 

Youth Sports Participation Framework

Framework for understanding youth sports participation from the National Youth Sports Strategy from USA's HHS

About the author 


Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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