Coach Spotlight

Up2Us Sports Celebrates National Coaches Day

Up2Us Sports Celebrates National Coaches Day

In honor of National Coaches Day on October 6th, we want to celebrate our amazing Up2Us Sports coaches, and the lineage of coaches in their lives. We asked some of our coaches about a coach from their youth whose impact they still feel today, as well as what they hope the kids that they work with will take away from their time with them.

Unapologetic, Part 2: Coach Melika Clark

Unapologetic, Part 2: Coach Melika Clark

In this two-part series, we interview two of our coaches from Fenway High School in Boston, Massachusetts. They each spoke about their lives, coaching, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Black History Month & womanhood. Our second story features Coach Melika Clark, who overcame the obstacles of her hometown and the loss of her mother to truly find her passion.

Unapologetic, Part 1: Coach Chandlor Lyles

Unapologetic, Part 1: Coach Chandlor Lyles

In this two-part series, we interview two of our coaches from Fenway High School in Boston, Massachusetts. They each spoke about their lives, coaching, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Black History Month & womanhood. Our first story features Coach Chandlor Lyles, a Boston native who returned to her alma mater to create a safe and open space for her students.

Using Golf to Teach Honesty, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, and Courtesy

Using Golf to Teach Honesty, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, and Courtesy

I coach golf while implementing life skills through informal instruction. Though a game of golf may not be as complicated as the life many of these kids have, it provides a small getaway that provides more than just a means of relieving stress of home and school.