Our Research

YST Our Research
Explore our latest research, evaluation and insight reports. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, robust research translated into clear, practical recommendations for our partners.

Active in Mind

This infographic poster summarises the insight gained through the YST Active in Mind programme and was supported by research with Leeds Beckett University.

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Active Across Ages: Desk research

This research paper provides background context on current intergenerational issues and connections and synthesises existing evidence of successful intergenerational projects.

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Active Across Ages: interim report

Active Across Ages aims to deliver an action based research project focussed on intergenerational activity inspired and facilitated through the power of play and sport.

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Alternative Competition Formats: Desk research

This desktop research explored alternative ways to deliver competition to engage more young people in sport through a review of secondary evidence and consultations with key stakeholders delivering alternative competition formats.

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Alternative Competition Formats: Pilot research

This report provides details of the evaluation of the alternative competition pilot that took place from November 2018 to March 2019 conducted by YST research.

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Game of Our Own: Evaluation report

The evaluation of the 2018-19 delivery of Game of Our Own used a mixed method approach, using both qualitative and quantitative data collected from a variety of stakeholders. The evaluation was supplemented by programme monitoring data.

Girls Active Research

Since 2013 we have been gathering insight and case studies that continues to inform the development of our Girls Active and the support provided through the programme. Our most recent research findings were released in April 2019.

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Mentally Healthy Schools

This pilot is transforming Manchester schools’ approach to mental health, with YST putting the physical into mental health. The project was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership and is being delivered in collaboration with Alliance for Learning, 42nd Street and Place2Be.

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Play Unified

Inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to understanding, acceptance and friendship, breaking down the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities. This research was conducted in collaboration with Free Thought Research.

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Using emojis in inclusive focus groups

The Inclusion Team at the Youth Sport Trust has recently worked with schools to develop inclusive focus group guidelines in order to support all young people's voices being heard. Working closely with Natasha Rego of Silver Lined Horizons, a set of emoji cards (Chateez) have been included in the guidance to overcome communication challenges in groups of people with special educational needs.

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Transition: Desk research

This desktop research explored the position of competitive sport during young people’s transition from primary to secondary school. It was informed by a combination of activities, including a desk-based review of secondary evidence, a review of School Games data, consultations with key individuals and insight from young people.

West Somerset Physical Literacy Evaluation

We have been commissioned to deliver an 'Early Years physical literacy and social mobility project' which will ensure every child in the area of West Somerset gets the opportunity to achieve a good level of physical development linked to their language and literacy skills.

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