Since 2015, progress has been made in creating frameworks designed to improve the experience of youth playing sports. Among them is the American Development Model, introduced by the U.S. Olympic Committee with the support of many national governing bodies of sport. Project Play also released its seminal report, "Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game," which inspired an endorsement by dozens of NGBs and other organizations of multi-sport play (sport sampling) for youth through at least age 12. Sport sampling is defined as exposure to a variety of sports.

This survey is designed to update our knowledge in these areas, as well as youth coaching, so the Aspen Institute can help organizations develop tools and resources that may be useful in growing sport participation and satisfaction among youth.  

Please answer the following questions:
Tell us who you are

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* 1. Tell us who you are

Does your organization embrace the American Development Model framework, as described by the USOC?

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* 2. Does your organization embrace the American Development Model framework, as described by the USOC?

Does your organization endorse multi-sport play among youth?

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* 3. Does your organization endorse multi-sport play among youth?

Through what age, if any, does your organization encourage multi-sport play?

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* 4. Through what age, if any, does your organization encourage multi-sport play?

In what ways does your organization, if at all, encourage youth to play more than one sport?

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* 5. In what ways does your organization, if at all, encourage youth to play more than one sport?

What do you see as barriers to adopting policies and practices that encourage multi-sport play?

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* 6. What do you see as barriers to adopting policies and practices that encourage multi-sport play?

What needs to happen to surmount those barriers?

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* 7. What needs to happen to surmount those barriers?

Our organization is willing to consider additional ways to promote sport sampling

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* 8. Our organization is willing to consider additional ways to promote sport sampling

Regarding youth coaching for children through age 12, how strongly do you agree with the following statements:

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* 9. Regarding youth coaching for children through age 12, how strongly do you agree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Quality coaching is important
Trained coaches do best
Coaches should be trained in general coaching principles in working with youth
Coaches should be trained sport-specific skills and techniques
Additional measures need to be taken to grow the quality and quantity of coaches
What is the most commonly used training resource within your organization/sport for entry-level coaches?

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* 10. What is the most commonly used training resource within your organization/sport for entry-level coaches?

What are barriers to greater adoption of training materials for entry-level coaches? (check all that apply)

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* 11. What are barriers to greater adoption of training materials for entry-level coaches? (check all that apply)

How can the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative be helpful in growing the quality and quantity of youth coaches within your organization/sport?

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* 12. How can the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative be helpful in growing the quality and quantity of youth coaches within your organization/sport?

Please share any additional comments

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* 13. Please share any additional comments

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