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 is working with, an Healthy Kids Out Of School initiative of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University, that collaborates with national out-of-school-time organizations to promote three healthy principles:

  • 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.

Healthy Kids Out of School has developed the Healthy Kids Hub, where staff and volunteers can find resources and tools for implementing the healthy principles in their programs.

Youth Sports Resources

Sports leagues and coaches can find free trainings and resources designed on the Healthy Kids Hub that provide tips for promoting healthy habits in youth sports. To access coach trainings and other youth sports resources, visit www.healthykidshub.org/Coaches.