TitleBenefts of Youth Sports
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCardinal, BJ, Hayworth, N, Bowers, M, Centeio, E, Darsch, T, Ebbeling, C, Lobelo, F, Lucas, K, Pfeiffer, KA, Robinson, MM, Smilth, A, Spengler, J, Whitley, M
Publisher President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board.

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—regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. Why youth sports? Research shows that participating in youth sports can lead to immediate and long-term benefts for youth, their families, and communities.