About SAM

The Sports Alliance of Minnesota is a group of youth sports leaders who share knowledge and best practices for youth sports organizations.


  • promotes fun, participation, and competition for the athletes.
  • develops strong personal character traits.
  • fosters healthy lifestyles.
  • encourages sportsmanship.
  • believes in ethical behaviors of players, coaches and parents.
  • creates a safe environment.
  • requires the involvement of everyone in the betterment of the community.


  • To have all activities of the team conform to the mission and objectives of the program.
  • To teach good sportsmanship to players, coaches, spectators, and parents.
  • To teach life skills and character development to the participants.
  • To train officials who will ensure fair play, sportsmanship and a safe environment.
  • To educate parents, players, and coaches on the rules of the game.
  • To educate parents on how to be a good role model for their children.
  • To promote those teams and participants who decide to follow the program.
  • To educate the coaches on the mission statement, basic coaching skills, how to work with parents, and how to establish/enforce the rules.
  • To evaluate and assess the program through surveys to coaches, players, and parents.
  • To commit to the betterment of their community by giving of their time and resources