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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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HSS CEO: We owe parents awareness on sports health

Lou Shapiro, CEO of the Hospital for Special Surgery, joined us for the latest Project Play 2020 Q&A. Shapiro talks about his hospital’s interest in the Healthy Sport Index, the first tool that assesses the relative benefits and risks of the most popular high school sports.

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There’s a time to sort the weak from the strong in sports. It’s not before kids grow into their bodies, minds and true interests. Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program Editorial Director Jon Solomon writes about different experiences with his sons in youth sports and why Project Play recommends coaches and leagues invest equally to develop all kids.