Programmes

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 see a full list of our ongoing 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 offers peer mentoring support to young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues as well as creating innovative sport and physical activity opportunities for a targeted group of young people – increasing levels of activity in a safe and supported environment.
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FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships

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’, 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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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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Journey to Wellbeing

Journey to Wellbeing is the education programme at the heart of Ben Smith’s USA 2020 Challenge. It has been developed by YST in partnership with the 401 Challenge company and with the support of teachers.
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Local People Programme

This programme aims to engage and empower five targeted neighbourhoods to genuinely design and lead physical activity based interventions that make their area better places to grow, live and work.
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Mentally Healthy Schools Programme

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.
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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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West Somerset Physical Literacy Project

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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