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National Youth Sports Program



The school year will be over before you know it. That can only mean one thing---summer and the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) will soon be here. To participate in NYSP, campers must be between the ages of 8 and 15. A child must be 8 by the end of August. No exceptions will be made due to the popularity of this program.

This is an exciting summer for us, as WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is celebrating 31 years of offering the summer program to the community. Each summer we provide daily swimming lessons and professional instruction in a variety of sports such as softball, basketball, tennis and soccer. We plan an array of enrichment lessons to provide children with opportunities and experiences that contribute to their personal development. This adds variation to the daily schedule and gives campers the opportunity to explore subject matter related to careers, math, technology, reading and wellness, just to name a few topics. In other words, we have a fun-filled summer planned that is much more than sports.

We continue to be grateful for the many WVU and Morgantown community members and businesses who have supported the camp and helped sustain this program for many years. The services this year include bus transportation provided by Monongalia County Board of Education, free physical exams from doctors at WVU School of Medicine and a lunch prepared by WVU Dining Services.

The expectations of NYSP are that all campers are active participants and have fun. To do this, campers must be respectful of others at all times, have a willingness to learn new things, be a good sport, follow simple rules and be dressed appropriately. All campers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) and clothing that is comfortable and easily allows for movement during physical activities. An example of appropriate attire is shorts, tee shirt and sneakers. While NYSP only runs four weeks in the summer, we strive to teach campers the importance of being physically active, what a healthy lifestyle means, respect and how being a good sport is needed throughout life, not just in sporting games.

We are looking forward to seeing your camper(s) and another exciting summer of NYSP.

Dana D. Brooks
Dean, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
and NYSP Project Administrator