The National Alliance for Youth Sports offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer administrators, volunteer coaches, officials, parents and young athletes. Download their Recommendations for Communities designed specifically for community leaders and recreation professionals. Depending on your organization’s needs, there are a variety of free resources and low-cost training programs available. Learn more here:

Up2Us works with nonprofits, schools, recreational organizations, government agencies, faith-based organizations and other community stakeholders, advancing sports as a tool for addressing the critical issues facing today’s youth. Become a member of this national sport-based youth development coalition for free:

The National Federation of State High School Associations offers online coaching courses for a variety of sports and related issues. They offer both paid and free courses. Find relevant topics here:

USA Football, the National Football League, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working to make this your best season. Coach members get the tools, resources, and certified education to help make football better and safer. Learn more here:

Coach Youth Tennis program will help anyone working with kids ensure that they have a great time and want to keep playing. They have six FREE courses approved by USTA. Find them here:

The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to walk and bicycle to school, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle at a young age. They have a database of resources here:

Positive Coaching Alliance is a nonprofit organization with the mission to develop Better Athletes, Better People through the youth and high school sport experience. PCA partners with schools and youth sport organizations to provide training/education for administrators, coaches, parents and student-athletes to ensure a positive, character-building experience, while also striving to win. PCA's new Development Zone provides thousands of resources (videos, articles, downloadable pdfs, etc.) for all those involved in youth and high school sports.

Summit Presentations

Dr. Matt Bowers

Summit Presentation: The Value of Unstructured Play

Dr. Laurence Chalip

Summit Presentation: Sport as an Intervention

Tom Farrey

Summit Presentation: Project Play and the State of Youth Sports

Jamie Gower, MS, CPRP

Summit Presentation: Creative Solutions to Scarce Resources

Dr. Christine Green

Summit Presentation: Designing Youth Sport Programs and Systems

Scott Myers

Summit Presentation: Collaboration in the Urban Environment

Jason Sacks

Summit Presentation: The Youth Sport Summit presentation by Jason Sacks is not available at this time.

Dr. Jon Welty Peachey

Summit Presentation: Sport to Improve Intergroup Relations