Youth Sport Award

The Youth Sport Award is a unique award scheme that puts health and wellbeing at the heart of developing young people, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

The Youth Sport Award (YSA) supports the development of character, citizenship, SMSC and British values through PE and school sport. It aims to improve behaviour, attitudes to learning and develops emotional resilience and wellbeing in young people.

The YSA is a reward and recognition scheme for young people aged between 10-24 years to evidence their learning, progress and achievement in and through sport. Its purpose is to evidence learning, progress and achievement in and through sport. It aims to build positive lifestyle habits and behaviours and empowers young people to take ownership of developing their own skills.

Supported by partners Loughborough University, this programme is the first of its kind to develop and grow leadership and management skills using the power of sport. It helps to support wider academic achievement and improve physical and emotional wellbeing by incentivising daily physical activity. 

How do I access the award?

For the academic year 2017/18, Level 3 member schools have priority access to the Award as part of their membership offer. Non-level 3 member schools will need to pay an additional fee to access the award, starting from £695.

For more information or to sign up for the Award, please contact the Membership team.

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There are five different levels of the Award - Go, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Please have a look at the targets overview document on the right to see what the minimum number of points is for each strand at each level.

The Award is currently available to schools, youth groups and sports clubs and will be available to universities in the future.

What is the cost?

£695 (one training place and 35 young person licences)
£225 (for training place only, option only available with upgrade of £470 for 35 young person licences purchased post training)

Level 3 Youth Sport Trust member schools can claim this training place for free as part of their membership benefts.

Over a hundred schools are already running the Youth Sport Award, as shown on the map below.


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