Suwanee, GA – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion.
As an NYSS Champion, NCYS has demonstrated its organization’s commitment to supporting safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities. NCYS is recognized along with other NYSS Champions on health.gov as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.
“We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains RADM Paul Reed, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. “I’m thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our Nation’s youth.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a National Youth Sports Strategy Champion,” said NCYS Executive Director Wayne B. Moss. “All youth deserve the lifelong physical, mental, social and academic benefits associated with sports. We are fully aligned with the vision that one day all youth will have the opportunity and access to play sports.”
The NYSS is a federal roadmap with actionable strategies for youth, adults who interact with youth, organizations, communities, and public policymakers to increase participation in youth sports and improve the youth sports experience. The NYSS vision is that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. NYSS Champions are recognized for working towards achieving this vision.
About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ODPHP plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy through Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and other programs, services, and education activities. ODPHP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP visit health.gov or follow @HealthGov on Twitter.