YSA now has two after-school programs that offer something valuable for just about every student in this community in 1st through 9th grades, whether it is getting them off of the couch on early release afternoons, exposing them to a new sport they have never tried, or challenging their already developed skills!
And to make it possible for all students to participate, Scholarships are available for all YSA programs.
Get Out & Play
The Get Out & Play program is a partnership with Park City School District elementary schools, Weilenmann School of Discovery, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Park City Ice Arena, Utah Olympic Park, White Pine Touring, Young Riders, the Mine Bouldering Gym and the Youth Sports Alliance that offers students in 1st-5th grades the opportunity to participate affordably in ski, snowboard, cross country, freestyle, freeride, ski jumping, bouldering, mountain biking and ice skating.
Students in 6th through 9th grades have the opportunity to try nearly 30 different activities through ACTiV8. These fun activities take place after school on early release days and provide students with the chance to learn new skills while staying away from their screens. Built into the curriculum are later entry sports such as rowing, biathlon and curling and creative activities including photography, cooking and art. ACTiV8 focuses on developing eight lifestyle qualities: Accountability, Confidence, Equality, Inspiration, Kindness, Leadership, Respect, and Versatility. Students are given a “community passport” after their first session and are responsible for obtaining signatures from instructors after each activity. Upon completing eight activities (one of which must include CPR), students receive a Park City ACTiV8 Award.
Founded to foster the development of sports teams in Park City following the 2002 Olympic Games, the Youth Sports Alliance later broadened its mission to add youth after-school programing which serves as a pathway to winter sports clubs and competition and established the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment, a $2 million need-based scholarship endowment.
Financial assistance is available to athletes training with Youth Sports Alliance (YSA) winter sports programs and to students participating in YSA after-school programs.