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Sports United YLS

Country: USA
Category: Community Development Programs


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The Youth Leadership through Sport Program (YLS) is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)/Sports Diplomacy Division. This program provides engaging opportunities for male and female youth athletes, coaches, and sports administrators through a series of two-way international exchange programs that harness the power of sport for social change. YLS is designed to foster greater understanding between people of the United States and partnering Eastern European/Central Asian countries by providing youth athletes and their coaches with opportunities to develop practices of leadership, civic engagement, responsibility, teamwork, mentorship, healthy living, and self-discipline in a multicultural setting. 


Program exchanges have already been completed between the United States, Kosovo, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Future exchanges are to take place between the United States, Georgia, Uzbekistan, India, a joint country program with Croatia & Serbia, Bosnia, Armenia, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and a joint program with Ukraine & Belarus.


Program News

Power through Sport: Train the Mind Speaker Series | 25 Jan 2021

Presenting the second webinar in our Power through Sport: Train the Mind Speaker Series! January 25th @ 1:00pm EST, on Facebook,

 In this webinar, speaker Graham Betchart will discuss the importance of mind body connection as well as ways to improve one's mind body connection.
Graham Betchart is one of the world's leading mental performance coaches. He has worked with some of the NBA's most notable athletes including Aaron Gordon, Ben Simmons, Karl Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins (to name a few) and professional organizations such as the Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, and USA Basketball. Graham is one of the founders of Train the Mind, an online mental performance training gym committed to the health and well-being of student-athletes both on and off the field.
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