AOSSM is the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels.

Project Play

Champions Program

The Project Play Champions program annually recognizes local and national organizations that are taking new, meaningful, and specific actions consistent with the Project Play framework.

Project Play, launched in 2013 by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, convenes leaders and creates frameworks that stakeholders can mobilize around. Project Play products tools and research that youth sport providers use to improve service delivery. Each year, new ideas are introduced at the Project Play Summit.

In 2015, Project Play released a report that provided a framework on how to provide all children access to quality, affordable sport activity. Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game, aggregated promising practices from two years of roundtables with 250+ experts with eight strategies, or Plays, including:

PLAY 1: Ask Kids What They Want

PLAY 2: Reintroduce Free Play

PLAY 3: Encourage Sport Sampling

PLAY 4: Revitalize In-Town Leagues

PLAY 5: Think Small

PLAY 6: Design for Development

PLAY 7: Train All Coaches

PLAY 8: Emphasize Prevention