Collaborating to Improve Youth Sports Across the United States

The benefits of youth sports are wide reaching and go well beyond those associated with physical activity. In addition to helping youth achieve their 60 minutes of daily physical activity, participation in sports can help kids learn the vital skills they need to succeed in life, like teamwork and leadership. Playing sports can also help kids develop social skills, build their self-esteem, and improve their focus and memory. Despite these benefits, not all youth have equitable access to sports opportunities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has posed many…

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