The pandemic put youth sports on pause in 2020, but now it’s time to press Play. According to a 2020 Aspen Institute survey, 3 out of 10 kids are no longer interested in playing sports after the COVID-19 shutdown, and we want to help everyone get back in the game. Sports help kids, families, and communities thrive.
Why We Play
From improving focus to boosting fitness and joy, sports provide mental, physical, and social benefits. Getting out onto the playing fields can take you beyond your dreams—and allow you to create new ones. Here’s how sports shaped the lives of professional athletes, employees, coaches, and parents, and why we all love to play.
Why We Play
From improving focus, to boosting fitness and joy, sports provide mental, physical, and social benefits. Getting out onto the playing fields can take you beyond your dreams—and allow you to create new ones. Here’s how sports shaped the lives of professional athletes, employees, coaches, and parents, and why we all love to play.
TeamSnap has partnered with Utah State University and The Aspen Institute as an advisor for a research study exploring the impact the 2020 pandemic has had on youth sports, as well as hopes related to return to play.
Fun is the name of the game in youth sports.
Fun is the number one reason they have their kids in sports. Mental health was listed as the second goal for having their kids participate in sports.
Mental health has never been so important.
1 in 2 parents
say their child’s mental and physical well-being declined during the pandemic.
Screen time may be replacing play.
82% of parents suggested that their children’s screen time increased or greatly increased during the pandemic.
Parents trust and seek guidance from their communities.
73% of parents were satisfied or very satisfied with their child’s coach during the pandemic, compared to 32.6% with their country.
Sports teach kids leadership and perseverance, as well as teamwork and a host of other life skills that help build healthy families and stronger communities. For these reasons and more, empowering play has always been our mission at TeamSnap, and we’ve committed $1 Million in monetary support, TeamSnap software, and services to help make sports more accessible to every athlete in every community.
The Aspen Institute’s Project Play aims to foster healthy communities through youth sports. Learn more
Positive Coaching Alliance
The Positive Coaching Alliance provides resources to encourage positive development through youth sports. Learn more
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