Founded in 2003, the Youth Sports Alliance supports sports activities for youth in Summit and Wasatch counties, promoting good sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles through participation, education and competition, our children learn about commitment, respect and hard work. Whether recreational participants or elite athletes aspiring to be world-class competitors; involvement in sports programs builds character in a positive, structured environment. In addition to providing opportunities to participate, the Alliance encourages all athletes to adopt and embrace the SPORT, our core values: Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Optimism, Respect, and Teamwork.
The Alliance supports nine member teams, the Get Out & Play elementary school program, and scholarships for junior athletes. Through these programs, we touch the lives of more than 2200 youth each year. The supported programs range from "learn to" programs, that keep kids active through winter sports, to teenagers aspiring to Olympic or National Team status and NCAA competition. Through private funding sources, we award more than 60 competitive and 160 introductory scholarships each year. Through our programs and scholarships all local children are offered the chance to participate in winter sports and learn the true meaning of SPORT, no matter what their financial status.