Public Listening Session to Inform National Youth Sports Strategy

April 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET | Register

HHS will host a public listening session in Washington, DC on Thursday, April 4, 2019. This meeting will help inform the development of a National Strategy on Youth Sports.

Participants can attend in-person or by webcast; advanced registration is required:

How can you get involved? HHS is interested in learning about the following topics from organizations working with youth sports:

  • Benefits and barriers to youth sports participation;
  • Private and public strategies to improve youth sports participation;
  • Measurement of youth sports participation; and
  • Strategies to recruit and train youth sports coaches.

HHS is particularly interested in hearing from organizations working with underrepresented populations (e.g., girls, low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minorities, youth with disabilities, etc.), and groups with evaluation metrics to support programs.

Interested in speaking? There are a limited number of speaking slots available. The length of presentation will be determined based on interest, but is anticipated to be about 15 minutes per organization, including time for comments or questions. All organizations interested in presenting must submit a request by 11:59 p.m. E.D.T., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Submissions must be emailed to with the subject line “Application to Speak at Public Meeting.” Submissions must include speaker’s name, title, organization, contact information, and a written outline of the intended remarks not exceeding 500 words. Selected speakers will receive email confirmation with further instructions for participation. Selected speakers will be compensated for travel.

Submissions to request to speak are due Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. E.D.T.

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