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More than just games. The Center supports Up2Us with scientific research, assessment, and training. learn more


2015 Up2Us Gala: Tickets on Sale Now

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd to celebrate five years of creating change through sports and to honor Little League Star, Mo’ne Davis and her coach Steve Bandura. During this event, we will celebrate the power of yout...

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People Said Boxing Was For Men, But That Didn’t Stop Me

  Claressa Shields Up2Us Sports Ambassador As the month of March comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on National Women’s History Month. There are many inspirational women in this world, and as a female athlete, I’m...

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NYC Youth Get Fit With Ambassador Adam Rosante

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Up2Us Sports hosted Get Fit with Adam Rosante this past Saturday for the youth of Henry Street Settlement, an Up2Us Sports member organization. Celebrity fitness trainer, author ...

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April, 17

A Must Read From the Up2Us Sports Founder: We Need Our Children to Play Again

The report discusses flaws in current youth sports programs and provides 12 recommendations for integrating sports-based youth development (SBYD) into communities and youth sports programs across the U.S. SBYD is based on the premise that sports are a critical venue for supporting and encouraging the...

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April, 14

Sport System Redesign

Maren Rojas Edgework Consulting - Every sport has certain truths we all accept. You can’t touch the ball with your hands in soccer. A touchdown is worth six points. You can’t walk (or run) with the ball in basketball. But what if these rules weren’t fixed? When you were a kid, did you ever reinvent part of...

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