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My Year as an Up2Us Coach with SCORES

My Year as an Up2Us Coach with SCORES

As my service term with AmeriCorps and Up2Us Sports comes to a close, I can only recall how invigorating and inspiring the Coaches Training in California was. Uncertain of what to expect and unsure if I could meet the expectations of a SBYD Coach, I couldn’t have anticipated how influential this training would be on my career as a coach and my personal growth. 

Giggling, Goofy and Wonderful: How I Taught Girls Self-Confidence Through Soccer & Community Service

Giggling, Goofy and Wonderful: How I Taught Girls Self-Confidence Through Soccer & Community Service

My name is Laura Louden, and I serve through the sports-based youth development (SBYD) based program Coach Across America, which harnesses the transformative power of sport as a platform for youth development and social change.