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The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute is dedicated to being the recognized leader and advocate for advancing and disseminating the latest research and evidence-based education, recommendations and policy to enhance the experience, development, health and safety of our youth in sports.


Healthy Youth Sports App
NYSHSI is an organization that cares about sports, kids and making sure they have the most enjoyable sports experience. That's why the Institute developed the Healthy Youth Sport App. The app provides important information, allowing users to exchange ideas, and best practices, as well as global networking opportunities with youth sports stakeholders. Learn more.

Developing the Healthy Youth Athlete: The Public Health Challenge and Opportunity

ACSM, in partnership with the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute; ESPN Wide World of Sports; the Aspen Institute; the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition;  the National Council of Youth Sports, and many more, hosted a thought-leading and action-focused summit on "Developing the Healthy Youth Athlete: the Public Health Challenge and Opportunity," Feb. 11-12, 2014 at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The conference blended research and science with real-life examples and community best practices to provide innovative insights and understanding of the hot topics in youth athletics.

The event featured a robust agenda of nationally and internationally prominent speakers and panels called for new approaches to youth sports, and came with solutions and a collective call to action. The summit allowed for innovative thinking about youthsports, an exercise in reimagining and taking the current best along with pressing needs and key opportunities for progress.

Want to know more about the conference? Read the post-conference summary: "Change the Game!"

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