The National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS) outlines three (3) principles and nine (9) standards that will uphold Singapore's commitment to its youth in sports. These principles and standards stem from an underlying philosophy that no child should be left behind or left out in sports, and that every youth be given the opportunity to enjoy sports and grow through his or her participation in sports.
The education of a nation's youth is its preparation for its future. Equipping the youth of today with the right attitudes, skills and knowledge sets the foundation for the adults of tomorrow. As a nation, Singapore has long understood the importance of this foundation and has invested heavily in the education of our youth so that we will always be prepared for the future.
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.