The Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance is proud to have been selected as a 2019 Project Play Champion, part of a cohort of organizations making new, meaningful commitments in alignment with Project Play’s 8 strategies.


Making sure ALL kids get in the game!

Sports - particularly youth sports - have the potential to contribute so much more to our society than they are being asked or funded to do.

The intentional use of sports has the ability to bring people together across racial, religious, and socio-economic lines.  Sports has the ability to support areas associated with public health, violence prevention, education, civic engagement, and social justice is immense. 

Recognizing the need to collectively re-imagine the role and benefits of youth sports in society, MYSA was created to:

  • Unite the youth sports community in advocacy for sports as a tool for social change

  • Improve coordination between youth sports stakeholders

  • Gather best practices, share research, and evaluate impact

  • Offer training and technical assistance

  • Increase the amount of funding and resources

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Bill of Rights for Young Athletes

1. Right to participate in sports
2. Right to participate at a level commensurate with each child's maturity and ability
3. Right to have qualified adult leadership
4. Right to play as a child and not as an adult
5. Right of children to share in the leadership and decision-making of their sport participation
6. Right to participate in safe and healthy environments
7. Right to proper preparation for participation in sports
8. Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success
9. Right to be treated with dignity
10. Right to have fun in sports

(Martens & Seefeldt, 1979)

Founding Partners

America Scores

Bader Philanthropies

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Kickers