Tenth Annual Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winners (2009)

Forty-seven groups from around the world have been honored with the Excellence in Youth Sports Award.

During the past 15 years, there has been no shortage of efforts to make youth sports programs safer and more effective. Sportsmanship education, the widespread implementation of background checks, and an increased number of organized activities for toddlers all contributed to creating healthier environments for kids. And even though there's still a long way to go, the Excellence in Youth Sports Awards program - introduced in 2000 - strives to ensure that positive changes will continue.

Developed by Athletic Business and the National Alliance for Youth Sports, the award recognizes organizations for their efforts to make diverse athletic, fitness and recreation activities a major priority for kids, while focusing on safe and positive experiences for all participants (including parents, coaches and officials). A decade on, 47 groups from around the world - including municipalities, military bases, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs - have been honored as recipients.

Log in to view the full article
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide
AB Show 2023 in Baltimore
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Nov 1-4, 2023
Learn More
AB Show 2023