National Youth Sports Week

July 16 - 22, 2017 | Washington, DC


The week of July 16 - 22, 2017, thousands of youth sports coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, young athletes, and parents across the country show their support focusing on P.L.A.Y.S. ~ Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety. All youth sports organizations are encouraged to use National Youth Sports Week as an awareness campaign opportunity to promote your own organization and encourage your members to promote their programs.

This is a great branding opportunity for all of us in amateur youth sports!

  • Contact the media and ask for a story highlighting your organization.
  • Contact your elected officials and ask for an official proclamation recognizing the important role youth sports plays in promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Contact your sponsors to seek funding for promotional bumper stickers or buttons or ribbons with a message about the importance of youth sports and physical activity for a lifetime.
  • Contact the parents, athletes, organization supporters to hold a special event...recognition at a sporting event, or hold a bowl-a-thon, 5K run or the like.

Spread the word on all the good and positive things youth sports brings to develop good character in a youngster and advance a community to a more wholesome American society!


The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Youth Sports Caucus in celebration of National Youth Sports Week host a physical activity Expo in a House of Representatives Office Building on Capitol Hill Washington D.C. on NCYS Youth Sports Day, Tuesday July 18, 2017.

The purpose of the event is to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can collaborate to promote healthy lifestyles for children and their families through sports. The event features NCYS members and physical activity stations where members of Congress and their staff have the opportunity to play youth sports and learn about youth sports activities. Specifically the Expo highlights the importance for youth to PLAY(S) sports following the National Council of Youth Sports legislative agenda which focuses on P.L.A.Y.S. ~ Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety.

The NCYS Youth Sports Day on Capitol Hill also features NCYS introducing its own Legislative Bill. The content is centered around coaching education, parenting education, reducing injuries, and safety in youth sports. Other components are appearances from members of the Congressional Youth Sports Caucus. And in 2015, the NCYS and AIG presented the STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year! Sports Teach Respect Initiative Values and Excellence.

The National Council of Youth Sports advocates for legislation that promotes safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities in order to enhance the youth sports experience in America for today and for generations to come!

Click here to view the legislative package.
Click here to view the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Resolutions, S.RES.227 and H.RES.435

Special thanks to Active Policy Solutions for their assistance in making this event a happening!