fit Youth Sports

fit4 Youth Sports

Youth sports are a great way for children to develop social and motor skills, learn the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, and to be physically active.

fit4 Youth Sports helps coaches, parents, and guardians teach and encourage players to make healthy choices during the season and throughout their life.

Getting Started

fit4 Youth Sports is a very simple program that is designed to complement existing training activities. The resources listed in this section will help you get started.

Introduction - overview of the program and explanation on how it can be easily incorporated into a youth sports season

Coaches Letter - overview and condensed guide for use at each practice

Coaches Session Guide - extended guide for use at each practice

Parent/Guardian Letter - handout for parents and guardians

Additional Resources

Use these with the fit4 Youth Sports program to add more fun and help encourage the players to make healthy choices all season long.

Practice Plan - a great tool for new or experienced coaches to outline activities that are necessary for an effective training sessions

fitBoost - quick and easy exercises to use for warm up before practice or games

fitMarathon - tracker to encourage kids to make healthy choices every day

Motivation Mantra - an activity to motivate kids to make fit choices

Bedtime Planner - create a bedtime routine so they get enough sleep each night

Snack Guide - to help kids make better snack choices

Fast Food Guide - to help kids make better choices when dining out

Move Tracker - to help plan and track ways to move throughout the day

Safety & Well-Being

Safe participation in youth sports is a great way for children to be physically active and healthy. The resources listed in this section provide important information from the Sanford Sports Science Institute and National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute.

Check out the fit4 Youth Sports resources!

fit4 Youth Sports provides coaches with simple materials that encourage players to make healthy choices. Check out all the great resources that you can use at home with your child during the season and beyond.

Introduction - overview of the fit4 Youth Sports program

Parent/Guardian Letter - handout for parents and guardians

Bedtime Planner - create a bedtime routine so they get enough sleep each night

Snack Guide - to help kids make better snack choices

Fast Food Guide - to help kids make better choices when dining out

Move Tracker - to help plan and track ways to move throughout the day

Additional Resources

fit focuses on four key areas to promote healthy habits that include: making healthy nutrition choices (FOOD), being physically active throughout the day (MOVE), adopting effective ways to recharge with sleep and relaxation (RECHARGE), and responding to our emotions and attitudes in healthy ways (MOOD).

Check out the resources below for ideas and information you can use and discover more at Raising fit Kids and fit4 Kids.