Too many kids have been priced out of playing youth sports.
At Every Kid Sports, we believe every kid deserves the chance to play sports. Why? The positive impact and outcomes experienced through participation, that’s why. Be it social connection, mental/emotional well-being, or physical development, so much is in play.
The #1 barrier keeping kids from low-income families out of youth sports is cost. By paying the registration fees required for youth sports participation, we’re providing access to everyone and everything in play.
We pay. Kids play.
We partner with individuals and organizations to fund our Every Kids Sports Pass. This program removes the financial obstacle of participation. We encourage families to apply four times per year, per kid, allowing for multi-sport experiences and kid choice.
Our dream is to help 100,000 kids from low-income families play youth sports. Together, we’ll make that dream their reality.donate
Breaking it down to the basics.
Simplicity is something we truly value. In our processes and programs, we’ve purposefully structured a straight-forward approach to solving problems and serving others.
This (simple) video breaks down the simplicity of who we are, what we do and who we do it for.
A message to the little kids, from the big kids.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world. For kids, the impact has reached the playing field. With the cost of playing sports being the #1 reason kids can’t play and the financial impact of Covid-19, families need our help to level the paying field of playing kids sports.
The purpose of this video is to remind all of us that sports is so much more than the game. And that when we’re in it, we’re better.
The Every Kid Sports Pass.
removes the financial barriers that keep kids from playing
encourages the development of multi-sport participation
provides kids the choice of what sport they’d like to play
Our Every Kid Sports pass program removes financial barriers to youth sports participation. It provides low-income families funding
up to four times a year, per child, for participation in sports of their child’s choice.
We do this because playing multiple sportsexposes kids to greater physical literacy, better socialization, and greater enjoyment in being physically and emotionally active through sports. It prepares them for a lifetime of activity, connection, and positive experiences.
Kids 4-18 in the game
(44% girls, 56% boys)
Sports and activities chosen
States where kids have been positively impacted
Our motivation: An un-level paying field.
$11 return on investment for every dollar spent.
Researchers* estimate the average benefit-cost ratio for Social Emotional Learning interventions is 11 to 1. This means that, on average, for every $1 invested in Sports, there is a return of $11 due to improved health and increased work and earnings, as well as reductions in substance abuse, crime, and incarceration.
The average child spends less than three years playing a sport, having to quit by age 11.
Cost is the issue. 33.4% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with $25,000 or less were physically inactive, compared to just 9.9% of kids from $100,000+ homes.