For The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) conducted an external evaluation of the efficacy of the Up2Us Sports program in New Orleans during the 2015-2016 program year. The evaluation measured the extent to which Up2Us Sports contributes to improved fitness and the development of positive attributes for youth. Data was collected from youth participants in the Up2Us Sports program and a comparison group of youth not involved in Up2Us Sports programming.
LPHI found that youth who work with Up2Us Sports coaches improve fitness levels and improve in some high impact attributes when compared with youth not working with Up2Us Sports coaches. LPHI also found that higher Up2Us Sports coach skills resulted in more positive changes for youth.
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