Sports have the power to change lives—but youth sports are on the decline. We want to reverse the trend by meeting the core needs of successful youth school sports leagues.
In 2018, 38% of kids ages 6-12 played an organized sport on a regular basis, down from 45% a decade earlier. After the pandemic, 44% of families said their community-based program has either closed, merged or returned with limited capacity.
Sports transform players, but they also build camaraderie and togetherness at school. From jersey days to pep rallies, sports fuel positive culture in a way that helps all students thrive. By directly addressing barriers like program policy and scheduling, City League can help make middle school sports accessible, sustainable, easy and fun for everyone involved.