Active Policy Solutions

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.  Their mission is to ensure that the youth and local sports survive and thrive coming out of this pandemic, providing families and especially youth opportunities for physical and mental health, character and leadership development and repairing a society that needs community, connectivity and joy.  Active Policy Solutions (APS) spearheaded the development of this coalition to bring the youth sports community together.  APS has advanced the work of PLAYS through our leadership on the PLAYS Steering Committee and the driver of the PLAYS government affairs effort and agenda. Below is a summary of our key accomplishments to date:

Worked with the Steering Committee to create the governance and structure to operate PLAYS. Including the formation and management of four impactful PLAYS external working groups representing a cross-section of organizations and businesses aligned with youth and local sports – the Strategic Partner Group, Advisory Council, Grassroots Leadership Council, and Advocacy Working Group.