About 2-4-1 Sports

Following the principles of the American Development Model (ADM) and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), 2-4-1 is the premier Sport Sampling program in the North America focused on fostering Physical Literacy in young athletes - living their tagline of "Life's 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport".

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241 Sports Founder and CEO Steve Boyle took part in spreading the message of Sport Sampling and Physical Literacy along side First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady’s message was clearly aligned with what has been Steve’s life work regarding play and good nutrition. In her speech Mrs. Obama shared, "We're not developing our next generation of kids and competitors..." She and her brother Craig (a former Division 1 Basketball Coach now with the NY Knicks organization) went on to share their joy of playing multiple sports growing up in Chicago.
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Letter of support from U.S. Senator, Chris Murphy.
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Recognized as one of 8 model programs in the United States in the original Project Play report (for sport sampling), 2-4-1 Sports has since been recognized as a Project Play Champion.

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We are proud members of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance!

Best of Hartford Summer Camp 2020

For the second time in our short history, we have been recognized as a top summer camp in Connecticut by the Hartford Magazine.

Click above to see the great piece from WTNH - News Channel 8 in Connecticut.
NBC’s Kevin Nathan shows why “Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport”.

“Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport” is more than a catchy tag-line, it is the basis for everything we believe in at 241 Sports. We believe we are meant to be at play year-long and life-long. We want to honor the days when “just be home by dark” was pronounced every afternoon by parents living in neighborhoods like ours. The past two decades of youth athletics have transformed sports from playing a game to planning your future. We live in an era of fear and exclusivity. Children’s play is now controlled by adults. Kids no longer know how to organize a pick-up game of any sport. Young athletes (and their parents) believe they must choose one sport and that is the only sport. Too many are under the impression that the only way to play professionally, collegiately or even in high school is to play that one sport – year round – and only that sport. Elite, Premier, AAU, ODP, … and the list goes on of excluding, self-promoting programs that too often send the wrong message to kids who are at critical stages in their physical and emotional development. At 241 Sports, all of our staff not only believe in the value of multi-sport participation – we live it. We know from personal experience, that there are multiple advantages to playing multiple sports: reduced injuries, reduced burnout, increased speed and quickness, increased competitiveness and yes, an increase in production and appreciation of your favorite sport. It’s OK to have a favorite just not an only! We look forward to discussing our philosophy with anyone and hope you will come and share the 241 experience.

Learn More about 2-4-1 Sports on National and International Podcasts!

Click HERE to listen to 241 Sports Director, Steve Boyle on the Changing the Game Project's Way of Champion's Podcast
Click HERE to listen to Steve on the For the Love of the Game (Canada) podcast.
Click HERE to listen to Steve on the Infinite Learners (UK) podcast.
Click HERE to listen to Steve on the Smarter Coaching podcast.
Click HERE to listen to Steve on the Winning Youth Coaches Podcast - episode #142
and HERE for episode #56
Click HERE to hear Steve with Emily Cohen out of California on The Team Snap Podcast.



for NATIONAL PARTNERS AND REGIONAL SPONSORS

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for Physical Literacy and Sport Sampling Consulting, visit 2-4-1 Sports Affiliate Organization, Crossover Consulting Group (CCG)

Click HERE to visit CCG
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