Coaching Healthy Habits

Helping coaches promote healthy behaviors with youth athletes

Recognizing this opportunity, NCYS is working with Healthy Kids Out Of School, an initiative of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University, that collaborates with national out-of-school-time organizations to promote three healthy principles: Here at NCYS, we know coaches play a significant role in helping kids be healthy both on and off the field. We're asking our member organizations to promote simple health behaviors that can impact not only the players, but coaches and families as well. Help your athletes drink right, snack smart, and move more!

Setting players on a healthy path is simple. Start with these three steps:

  1. Share the Coaching Healthy Habits training video with all your coaches. This short training highlights simple ways coaches can promote healthy habits at their next practice. You can even embed the training on your own website or social media channels.

  2. Distribute educational materials to coaches and parents. Visit to find snack lists, tips on hydration, and more free resources.
  3. Create a healthy concession stand using the simple steps from the Healthy Concessions Stand Handout [PDF].
  4. Additional Materials [PDF]: