Founder's Corner

Happy 9th Anniversary, Up2Us Sports!

Happy 9th Anniversary, Up2Us Sports!

On January 12, 2019 Up2Us Sports will celebrate it’s ninth anniversary! We asked our Founder & CEO Paul Caccamo to reflect back on what nine years means and think about some of the moments that have sparked our momentum since 2010.

MUST READ: Caccamo Featured in New Book on SBYD, Youth Sports in America

MUST READ: Caccamo Featured in New Book on SBYD, Youth Sports in America

Don’t miss our Founder & CEO Paul Caccamo’s chapter on the sports-based youth development movement in a groundbreaking new book on the landscape of youth sports in America.

The New Face of National Service: Coaches

The New Face of National Service: Coaches

As we celebrate our 8th anniversary this week, we look to 2018 as the year in which we truly put coaches on the national service mapCoaches are more critical now than ever because they have the ability to influence young people in positive ways.

Up2Us Sports From the Very Beginning

Up2Us Sports From the Very Beginning

Though it’s roots begin in the late 1980’s after Paul Caccamo graduated from Georgetown, Up2Us Sports didn’t begin to take shape until 2008. To get the full scope of our origin story, we had one of our coaches interview Paul for a StoryCorps segment on the history of Up2Us Sports and where he sees the organization going in the future.

Will you make a donation to help support a veteran this holiday season?

Will you make a donation to help support a veteran this holiday season?

That’s probably an interesting opening line for an ask from an organization that is focused on using sports to inspire at-risk youth. But just ask Coach Ruby. As a Corporal in the Marine Corps, Ruby served our nation through three separate deployments to Iraq. When she returned, she searched for a way to translate her service and love-of-country abroad to service and love-of-country here at home.