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The Strong Youth Project

Youth sports are crucial to the development of young athletes, so we want to ensure you have the best science-based information for your young athlete!

Positive experiences in youth sports improve overall health of young people by decreasing likelihood of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and other common challenges our youth now face. We want to provide accurate science-backed information to you, so that you can help your young athlete stay involved in sport for as long as possible!

Matt Seeley

Dr. Seeley gained inspiration for the Strong Youth Project while watching his five children participate in youth sports. As a coach, parent, and scientist of Exercise Sciences, Dr. Seeley has a unique perspective on youth sports. He saw firsthand the problems with youth sports, including rising costs, overuse injuries, early sport specialization, and misinformation from coaches and parents. In an attempt to fix these problems, he created the Strong Youth Project, which aims to deliver scientific-based information to parents and coaches for the overall benefit of the youth athletes.

How can the Strong Youth Project help you?

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SYP Mission and Aims

Our Mission is to improve organized sport experiences for youth, parents, and coaches, via education and implementation of evidence-based practice. These three aims below help us stay on track to achieving our mission and creating the best experience for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.

Aim 1

Communicate scientific evidence to youth sports stakeholders, including youth athletes, concerning factors affecting the quality of youth sport experiences.

Aim 2

Conduct scientific research regarding issues influencing youth sport experiences.

Aim 3

Design and deliver evidence-based training programs to youth athletes.

SYP Guarantee
Everything published by the Strong Youth Project has been found from reliable scientific sources published by scientists. In addition, our amazing team of scientists reviews this information to give you the most accurate information. Read about some of our amazing team members here!