NAYS joins PHIT Coalition to promote active lifestyles

NAYS joins PHIT Coalition to promote active lifestyles


The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has joined PHIT America, in support of the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. This act will allow families to use a pre-tax spending account for health and fitness related expenses, including youth sports program fees. 

PHIT America CEO and Founder Jim Baugh is excited about NAYS joining the alliance. “The support from the National Alliance for Youth Sports is really important,” he said. “To fight the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ we must work together. We are now over 120 companies working together to get America more active, fit and healthy.”

The PHIT Act passed the House of Representatives on July 24, and is now being considered by the Senate. If passed, the act will help all families overcome financial barriers to active lifestyles by aiding with expenses like youth sports registrations and equipment.

“NAYS is proud to become the newest member of the PHIT Coalition. We know from the thousands of local youth sports organizations, coaches and families affiliated with NAYS that cost is an increasing barrier to youth sports participation,” said John Engh, executive director of NAYS. “To us, the greatest benefit of the PHIT Act is helping ease those costs related to participating in physical activities, especially for our youth.”

PHIT America is an educational and advocacy campaign creating a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America. PHIT America will communicate to millions of Americans starting in early 2019 through over 100 industry supporters called Alliance Sponsors. For more information about PHIT America, contact

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) educates, equips and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports. NAYS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, partners with more than 3,000 community-based organizations and has trained more than four million adults since 1981.

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