Whom is the NSYS Meant for
This document is meant for all youth 18 years and under and all adults and organisations who work or have contact with these youths in sports. These stakeholders - coaches, parents, sports teachers, youth sports event organisers, sports officials and managers, members of the media and photographers, spectators and even other older athletes - should all be aware of the principles and standards set out in the National Standards for Youth Sports.
Sports organisations such as the National Sports Associations and clubs, in particular, should establish clear guidelines and policies that uphold these principles and standards. Leaders of sports organisations should drive the establishment of such youth-centric policies, and appoint individuals or sub-committees to ensure compliance within their sport.
Sport Singapore is embarking on a process to communicate the intent and content of the National Standards for Youth Sports to all of Singapore.
With clear guidelines and policies within each sport organisation, we can better drive the behaviour that one would expect from all stakeholders in youth sports.