Leaders in multiple sectors should expand access to recreational spaces and quality sports programming while focusing on eliminating disparities in access based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, geography, age, and sexual orientation. (SP-3)


  • Use data to identify populations who are at risk of physical inactivity, understand their specific barriers, and devise targeted initiatives to reduce disparities. (SP-3.1)
  • Create opportunities for free and loosely supervised play. (SP-3.2)
  • Prioritize community-based, affordable forms of organized play, such as in-town leagues. Continue offering these formats into and beyond adolescence. (SP-3.3)
  • Incorporate sports activities into before- and after-school programming. (SP-3.4)


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