YST Programmes
YST is responsible for delivering a wide variety of programmes. Each programme will have its own methods of recruiting participants so, if you'd like to take part, simply click on any of the programmes listed and follow the joining instructions, or complete an expression of interest form.

We work on a huge range of programmes every year and this work can be divided into three categories of delivery:

  • In partnership - We deliver impactful collaborative programmes which are funded by corporate partners, trusts and foundations, government and other organisations working with us to further our shared goals.
  • On other's behalf - We undertake commissioned projects involving development work, delivery activities and/or research and insight. We do this with partners, businesses, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and other organisations who target sporting activity at young people and want to maximise and quantify their impact.
  • Independently - We provide innovative products and services including YST Membership for schools, individuals, NGBs and businesses; training courses including e-learning; and innovative equipment.

You can find out more about a selection of our programmes below:

Active Across Ages

At a time when physical activity levels are declining, loneliness is increasing and generations have never been more segregated, we have developed an action-based research project which uses physical activity as the catalyst to bring generations together.
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Active Healthy Minds

We have been pioneering new ways of using sport to ensure that we address the alarming decline in children's physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our local commissioning work is a key driver to achieving this with diverse and innovative approaches being led by collaborations across all sectors.
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Active in Mind

This programme uses psycho-social tools, stress-busting strategies, peer mentoring and physical activity to support young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues.
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Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012, supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and The Institute of Community Cohesion (Icoco).
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FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships supported by Barclays

The Youth Sport Trust and The Football Association have recruited a network of education-based partnerships with schools throughout England. Known as ‘The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships supported by Barclays’, they will create strategic partnerships with families of schools that are committed to the growth and development of girls’ football.
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Girls Active

We recognise that girls' needs differ and change as they mature and that girls themselves are uniquely positioned to 'sell' PE and sport to other girls.
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Healthy Lifestyle Champions

This programme offers secondary schools an innovative approach to engagement of students in low socio-economic groups using the power of peer leaders, non-traditional sporting activity and YST Athlete Mentor led training to create behaviour change and increase wellbeing.
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Healthy Movers Programme

Healthy Movers aims to develop physical literacy in early years children and improve their school readiness and social mobility.
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HSBC UK Ready Set Ride

HSBC UK, British Cycling and the Youth Sport Trust want to bring cycling to new generations by empowering families and school communities to help children learn to ride a bike.
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Inclusion 2020

Inclusion 2020 is the umbrella term for the Youth Sport Trust delivery of an initiative that sits within the Department for Education SEND Inclusion in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity grant.
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Greater Manchester Mentally Healthy Schools & Colleges

This programme is transforming Manchester schools’ approach to mental health, with YST putting the physical into mental health. The project was originally commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership and is being delivered in collaboration with Alliance for Learning, 42nd Street and Place2Be as part of the Government’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme.
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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.
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Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All Inclusive PE

This programme consists of online e-learning and an accompanying three hour workshop equipping teachers with tools and practical ideas to fully include all pupils in physical education.
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School Games

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people. The Games consists of intra and inter-school competition, county events and the National Finals.
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TOP Sportsability

TOP Sportsability is a unique inclusive activities programme developed by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport.
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