Youth development outcomes are not possible if young people do not participate in physically and emotionally safe environments. Half of the 3.5M youth injured are preventable. One in 10 children is abused before their 18th birthday. The day’s focus will be on creating awareness of health and wellness issues and providing solutions.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Our nation’s state of poor health, obesity, drug use, sagging leadership skills and youth-related violence are causes for alarm.  Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona said today’s generation would likely be the first not to outlive its parents. Youth sports are a platform for lifelong health. Regular activity helps prevent disease and improves mental health, well-being and quality of life. Many youths aren’t getting the recommended physical activity to improve their health.

 Call to Action for Youth Organizations, Parents and Athletes

  • Commit to training coaches
  • Adopt a Children’s Bill of Rights
  • Support the PHIT Act

Social Engagement

  • Post photos with your coach with the hashtag #ThankYouCoach
  • Coaches posting 60-second videos of their “secret sauce” for developing athletes

Our friends are joining an all-star team to support youth coaches with training and resources.

To join the team, click here. Ways you can help:

  • Provide mental health resources
  • Provide free and discounted physicals
  • Provide pro bono and athletic trainers services
  • Provide dietary and nutrition resources
  • Provide policy and consensus statements
Our friends are joining an all-star team to support youth coaches with training and resources....

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