Healthy Kids Out of School

Working Together To Support Healthy Out-Of-School-Time Programs

Here at the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), we believe that it is equally important to maintain a healthy body both on and off the field. Sports leagues and other out-of- school-time organizations can play a key role in promoting health and wellness programs that can impact not only the players, but coaches and families as well.

Recognizing this opportunity, NCYS has worked with Healthy Kids Out Of School, an initiative of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University. Healthy Kids Out of School created Coaching Healthy Habits, a set of evidence-based resources that encourage these healthy behaviors:

  • Drink Right: Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Move More: Boost movement and physical activity in all programs.
  • Snack Smart: Fuel up on fruits and vegetables.

You can find the free Coaching Healthy Habits training and downloadable resources for coaches, parents, and athletes on our Coaching Healthy Habits page.

Thank you for supporting healthy athletes!