Welcome to our Youth Sports Resources Page

Welcome to our Youth Sports Resources page! Find anything you would ever need for your league and stay up to date with the latest trends and industry standards. Create an account and login to have access to our League Source App and much more FREE downloadable resources to include sample forms, documents, and our Youth Sports Administration 101 educational handouts. League Source is Your #1 Source for Youth Sports!

Youth Sports Administration 101

Camp Administration 101

Training and Education

News and Blogs

Developmental Organizations

League Source App Guides and Tutorials

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Training and Education

National Alliance for Youth Sports

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) educates, equips and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports. NAYS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, partners with more than 3,000 community-based organizations and has trained more than four million coaches, parents, officials and administrators since its inception in 1981.

National Council of Youth Sports

NCYS seeks to train and educate coaches, educators and family members to ensure that young people participate in a safe environment so they get all of the benefits associated with youth sports.

National Youth Sports Strategy

The National Youth Sports Strategy is an essential resource for policymakers and key decision-makers in youth sports. It aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. Based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the United States, it offers actionable strategies for parents, coaches, organizations, communities, and policymakers to support youth sports participation for all.

CDC Heads Up Concussion Resources

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

National Recreation and Parks Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals as a catalyst for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.

State Recreation and Parks Associations

Each state has their own Recreation and Parks Association to provide resources, support, training, continuing education, and networking opportunities for those in the industry. Click here for a directory listing of each state's association and get involved with your state association today!

Aspen Institute Project Play

Project Play connects the silos and drives progress. Launched in 2013 by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, the initiative develops, applies and shares knowledge that helps build healthy communities through sports.

Aspen Institute Sports and Society

Aspen Institute Sports and Society

The Aspen Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.

Positive Coaching Alliance

PCA believes that all youth can benefit from a positive, inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and life. In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states, reaching thousands of organizations around the country and positively impacting millions of youth athletes every year.

Human Kinetics Coach Education Center

Our Coaching Essentials and Coaching Youth Sport online courses provide coaches with baseline knowledge in the areas of coaching philosophy and style, communication, team management, practice and game-day planning, first aid, and rules. Coaching Youth Sport courses also feature sport-specific content on teaching the techniques and tactics of the respective sport. Coaching Youth Sport courses are available for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Our courses are supplemented by Coaching Youth Sport ebooks and downloadable study guides, forms, checklists, and practice plans that coaches can refer to long after they complete the course.

Human Kinetics American Sport Education Center Free Resources

From this page, you can view, download, or print a variety of free resources to use in your sport programs. Just click on the corresponding text links below. It is the intent of Human Kinetics Coach Education that materials made available for free download by sport administrators, coaches, officials, athletes, and parents should be used in classroom, clinic, and other group activities and/or gatherings or be printed and shared with coaches and parents in your programs.

Changing the Game Project

The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’  We want to provide the most influential adults in our children’s lives – their parents and coaches – with the information and resources they need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family.  

True Sport

The TrueSport mission is simple and bold: to change the culture of youth sport by providing powerful educational tools to equip young athletes with the resources to build life skills and core values for success on and off the field.

We Coach

We Coach works with organizations that are serious about increasing their social impact through sport. Our team of experts helps integrate innovative practices from the fields of youth and community development into sports programs and strategies.

Coach Safely Foundation

The mission of the CoachSafely Foundation is to limit youth sports-related injuries through research, advocacy and education of coaches, parents, physical educators and other influential figures in young athletes’ lives.

i9 Sports Coaching Resources

Support includes training, staff availability, and a variety of sport-specific skill videos, drill ideas and plays for the game. All of our coaching resources allow you to provide age-appropriate instruction while helping the kids develop into great people. i9 Sports also provides a weekly practice plan tailored specifically for your age group or division. We also teach sportsmanship values so that kids learn not just the game, but skills that will help them succeed in life.

National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute

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.

NYHSI Youth Sports Tool Kit

The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute has compiled several resources in many different categories to support your youth sports program

Sports Safety International

SSI’s mission is to reduce sport injury and promote safe participation in sport and physical activity worldwide through accessible education. The team practices what they preach and are certified athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians serving youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sport organizations. SSI also actively supports research through its generous donations to the NATA Research and Education Foundation.

STOP Sports Injuries

STOP Sports Injuries wants to be sure that you have all the information you need to keep kids in the game for life. Whether you are an athlete, coach, healthcare provider or parent, we have the sports injury prevention tips and tools to make sure safety is your first priority.

Play Sports Coalition

PLAY Sports, which stands for Promoting Local and Youth Sports, is a unique coalition of community and national sports organizations and leaders formed to support young athletes, working families, coaches and volunteers across all 50 states, particularly those in underserved areas, through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council

Founded in 1983 by Dr. David A. Feigley, the Youth Sports Research Council is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates information about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.

News and Blogs

AP News – Youth Sports

Sports Illustrated Kids

National Youth Sports Development Organizations

USA Basketball Youth Development

USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training, and fielding of the USA National Teams that compete in FIBA sponsored 5v5, 3v3, and E-Sports international competitions as well as for some national competitions and for the development of Youth Basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education, and safety.

US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world- class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 3 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. We Are Youth Soccer.

USA Football

USA Football believes in the passion, intensity, joy, confidence and sense of community football brings to those who play, coach and love it. From practice to playoffs, we work to make the game better and safer, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of a player’s excitement for the sport.

USA Baseball Youth Development

Our mission is not just about baseball. It’s about communities and people, specifically children whom we are committed to serving, protecting and supporting as they progress through the game of life. We believe in baseball as a vehicle for change and empowerment, as an experience that provides adversity, success and most of all fun. We work with some of the best and brightest minds in sport to help those that are dedicated to the well-being of our athletes, succeed. From the grassroots to the elite, we see the diamond as an opportunity both for individual development and for generations to connect. The game changes over time, our commitment to it doesn’t.

USA Softball Youth Program

Formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, USA Softball (USAS) has many important responsibilities as the National Governing Body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who play the sport.

USA Youth Hockey

Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life.

USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball is the national governing body for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

US Lacrosse

As the sport's national governing body, US Lacrosse provides national leadership, structure and resources to fuel the sport's growth and enrich the experience of participants.