The majority of child sports programmes are handled by Best Sports Charities. To do so, they must be created on one of the IRS's three specified rationales. They are as follows:
Teaching children sports is an eligible reason for obtaining status. These organisations are either recreational leagues or are linked with a school, and as a result, they frequently supply the facilities and equipment needed to educate children on how to play the sport.
2. Reducing Government Burdens or Combating Juvenile Delinquency
To advance either of these goals, an organisation that develops promotes, and controls a sport for teenagers might be founded, especially in places where there are substantial delinquency concerns. Similar to the educational goal, these groups can promote a recreational athletic league and offer the necessary facilities and equipment to keep youth involved in sports (and out of trouble).
3. To promote amateur sports competition on a national or international level.
This is the most typical way for youth sporting groups to form. Unless it is also designated as a "qualified amateur Best Sports Nonprofits," the group is not allowed to supply sporting facilities or equipment.
What does it mean to be a Qualified Amateur Sports Organization (QASO)?
When it comes to the concept of a "qualified amateur sports organisation," the IRS regulations may appear cumbersome, but the requirements are straightforward. These organisations must intend to organise national or international competitions or develop amateur athletes for national and international sports competitions in order to be "qualified." To create this exemption, the organisation should establish formal rules and standards of play, organise and monitor teams, and supply players with coaching, equipment, and facilities. They should also organise inter-team competitions and promote the sport. The IRS does not consider local or regional competition to be sufficient unless it is clearly related to national or worldwide competition.