To foster social competence among youth through their involvement in sport, fitness, and educational activities.
Welcome to LiFE Sports …

Learning in Fitness & Education through Sports (LiFE Sports), a partnership between the Ohio State University (OSU), Department of Athletics and the Community and Youth Collaborative Institute (CAYCI; located in the College of Social Work), is a comprehensive youth development initiative at OSU. LiFE Sports is built upon a historical community outreach program operating at OSU for the past 40 years, the National Youth Sport Program (NYSP). In 2006, all funding was cut from the federal budget to support this program. OSU’s Department of Athletics and the College of Social Work have continued to support this agenda through the development of LiFE Sports, a national model for community outreach, teaching, and research.