Opening Day marks the beginning of a week-long celebration dedicated to promoting the importance of youth sports. Opening Day serves as a rallying point for athletes, coaches, parents, and supporters to come together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and emphasizing the positive impact of youth sports on physical fitness, mental well-being, and personal growth. Let’s celebrate youth sports its protective factor for the estimated 50M youth against risky behaviors and can serve to address many of our nation’s social and economic challenges.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Relive the moments that shaped you on Opening Day. We all have cherished memories from our youth sports days that ignited our teamwork, leadership, and competitive spirit. Now, it’s time to share those memories and inspire others.

Activate Your Passion:

  • Participate in the ‘Throwback Team Tag’ challenge, where we embrace nostalgia! Post a throwback photo from your college, high school, or youth sports days and share a story. Tag six individuals—friends, mentors, teammates— for each NYSW day. By tagging them, you’re shining a light on fellow sports journey travelers. Invite them to contribute their photos and stories, keeping the inspiration alive.
  • Ignite the hashtags #ThrowbackTeamTag #NationalYouthSportsWeek and honor the memories that made us into the remarkable individuals we’ve become.

Together, let’s turn Opening Day into a call to action for anyone who has ever experienced the excitement of competition and the bonds of camaraderie. Let’s transform Throwback Team Tag into a grand celebration of our unity and the triumphs we’ve achieved together.