USA Pickleball is excited to announce a new membership for youth program providers as part of the strategic plan and its mission to promote and develop the sport. USA Pickleball is here to assist physical education teachers, youth program leaders, coaches, recreation professionals and our Ambassadors with training and program resources to introduce pickleball to youth with a new membership opportunity!
“USA Pickleball and its Board of Directors is committed to reaching youth audiences and support program leaders with innovative resources and training which will serve as a long-term investment for the growth of our sport,” states Justin Maloof, Executive Director for USA Pickleball.
One benefit of the Youth Program Provider Membership is a printed copy of the Let’s Play Youth Pickleball Playbook and eight laminated activity cards. The playbook is designed to help teachers, coaches, recreation leaders, after school staff, and racquet /paddle facilities. It provides teachers and pickleball leaders with fun games, skill activities, play rotations and play manager tips for offering a dynamic program. The eight laminated activity cards can be utilized for station teaching to accommodate large numbers of students in limited space.
Youth Program Provider Members will have access to online instructional videos that explain how to work with kids of all abilities and grade levels. The videos will also address how to work with large numbers of students in limited spaces and how to get kids playing quickly with important fundamentals.
Additionally, deeply discounted equipment will be available including paddles, balls, nets, teaching aids and more.
Last, but not least, Youth Program Provider members will receive a digital copy of Pickleball Magazine and will also be eligible for community grants to help further the sport through USA Pickleball.
According to Hope Tolley, Director of Recreational Programs & Services, “We are excited to work with local program leaders and our network of over 1,900 Ambassadors from around the country to create future generations of pickleball players.”
Be sure to join as a youth program provider or consider sponsoring a school or youth organization so that they can receive the great benefits below!
Youth Program Provider Membership for $40.00!
- Let’s Play Youth Pickleball Playbook – includes eight laminated activity cards
- Youth Pickleball Video Series
- Deeply discounted equipment
- Community grant opportunities (currently on hold)
- Digital copy of Pickleball Magazine
Learn more on our YPP Membership Page: https://usapickleball.org/memberships/ypp-membership-page/