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 MALIBU, CA-AUGUST 16: Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel pose for a portrait at Dun & Bradstreet on August 16, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Bernstein Associates, Inc.

Kobe Bryant: how Project Play can "Change the World"

In a recent Project Play 2020 Q&A, NBA legend Kobe Bryant discussed the value of multisport play and good coaches, and why he is partnering with Project Play. Bryant will be a featured speaker at the 2018 Project Play Summit on Oct. 16 in Washington D.C. 

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Project play after 5 years: Progress, Next Steps

Tom Farrey examines the latest youth sports participation data from 2017 and explains what it means for the movement by hundreds of organizations. Five years after Project Play launched, there are signs of progress and challenges remain.

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dick’s ceo: funding is Biggest threat for youth sports

In our latest Project Play 2020 Q&A, DICK’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack discussed the value of Project Play 2020 and how his organization has committed more than $100 million in recent years to address funding challenges in youth sports.

Why good coaches matter

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What if coaches were measured by personal development of athletes, not wins and losses? Only 36 percent of youth sports coaches are trained in motivational techniques with kids. Sports & Society Program Editorial Director Jon Solomon explored why good coaches matter so much — and the opportunity that exists for coaches to make a real difference in children.