NCYS thinks the era of unstructured sandlot play is largely gone. Organized sports in schools and recreational centers is also dwindling. For too many, participation depends on family income resulting in fewer young people being able to participate in sports. NCYS is committed to helping youth organizations serve young athletes.
Every Young Person has a Right to Play in a Safe Environment
NCYS is doubling down on our efforts to reverse the trend of more limited access on every level. Through your support, we seek to train and educate coaches, teachers and family members to ensure that young people get all the benefits associated with youth sports.
NCYS helps millions of young people play in a safe and welcoming environment. As a result, participating youth are more likely to experience:
- Improved health benefits
- Increased prosocial behavior
- Improved emotional and psychological health
- Increased academic performance
- Improved sense of overall well-being
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Youth sports is as American as apple pie. Collectively, we can help young people get the outcomes they deserve – increased physical activity, social and emotional well-being and cognitive growth.