“Encourage Sport Sampling” was one of the eight strategies identified in the Project Play seminal playbook on how to get and keep kids active through sports. In 2015 more than 40 organizations — including national governing bodies, professional leagues and media companies — endorsed multi-sport play through age 12, at a minimum.
In 2018, Project Play took next steps, working with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) to help national sport organizations develop more policies and partnerships that are supportive of sport sampling. ACES distributed a nine-question Project Play checklist for national sport organizations to advance sport sampling — a core concept of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s American Development Model — and encouraged members to participate.
This webinar highlights the efforts of three key organizations — U.S. Lacrosse, Disabled Sports USA and U.S. Youth Soccer — and their best practices in implementing sport sampling into their policies and programs.