About Us

About YSRC

child using baseball glove to shield sunFounded in 1983 by Dr. David A. Feigley, the Youth Sports Research Council is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates information about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.

Since 1986, the YSRC has partnered with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) to provide training to more than 300,000 volunteer youth sports coaches and thousands of municipal recreation directors throughout the state of New Jersey.

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