Centre for Applied Research in Youth Sport (CARYS)

Our Mission
Driven by a clear social mission, CARYS is dedicated to the provision of thought-leadership, community outreach and evidence-based development programs that promote the positive physical, psychological and social benefits of youth sport and empower young people to realise their potential both athletically and personally.

Our Vision
“To be at the forefront of applied research and practice for the advancement of youth sport.”

Our Approach
Underpinned by evidence-based research in sport, performance and positive psychology, CARYS promotes an athlete-centred, strengths-based approach that focuses on the holistic, positive development of young people enabling them to flourish both as an athlete and as a person.

Our Core Objectives
• Help sports organisations create optimal development environments in which to nurture young athletes.
• Be a trusted source of unbiased scientific and best practice evidence for the advancement of youth sport.
• Offer thought-leadership and consultancy to develop youth athletes and optimise the role of youth coaches and sport parents
• Advance grassroots sport through community outreach programs that promote the physical, psychological and social benefits of sport participation

Applied Research


Thought-leadership & Consultancy


Outreach & Development Programs


US College Sports Scholarship Program

Creating opportunities. Changing lives.