The Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative’s motto is, “There is a way, if a child wants to play.”
Member associations: Click HERE to access the Youth Sports Collaborative forms.
Support the Youth Sports Collaborative: Click HERE to make an online, tax-deductible donation.
The Youth Sports Collaborative was founded in 2003 after local sports organizations realized that low-income students were not participating in their programs.
The Youth Sports Collaborative works to increase the involvement of Northfield youth in local sports associations and to overcome barriers that may prevent young people from participating. The Youth Sports Collaborative is volunteer-run. It is comprised of representatives from each of Northfield’s youth sports associations, the Community Action Center of Northfield, Northfield Public Schools, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, and the Northfield Area Family YMCA.
The Youth Sports Collaborative’s primary activities include:
- Providing scholarships to help cover registration costs for low-income Northfield youth to participate in local sports associations
- Producing an informational brochure in English and Spanish three times a year on local youth sports opportunities and upcoming registration deadlines (distributed to all elementary school students in Northfield)
- Helping to coordinate the annual Youth Activity Fairs in August to publicize local sports associations and other out-of-school-time programs available to local youth and families
Since it began in 2004,
the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative has awarded
over 1,100 scholarships, totaling over $106,000.
Help assure that the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative can continue to benefit Northfield youth. Click HERE to make an online, tax-deductible donation. All funds raised go directly to scholarships. There are NO administrative expenses.