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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. 

Up2Us Sports and Member Organizations Welcome New AmeriCorps VISTAs

Up2Us Sports and Member Organizations Welcome New AmeriCorps VISTAs

Please join us in welcoming the AmeriCorps VISTAs who will be serving at Up2Us Sports and its member organizations for the 2017-2018 program year. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program that utilizes the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty.

Up2Us Sports Host Sites Collect High Quality Data

Up2Us Sports Host Sites Collect High Quality Data

Up2Us Coach host sites participate in data collection to measure the benefits of a coach trained in Sports Based Youth Development for youth health and life skills. Data collection includes youth fitness tests (the PACER) and youth surveys measuring the High Impact Attributes, a group of positive attributes connected to the sport experience and to positive life outcomes.  Up2Us Sports would like to recognize the four Up2Us Coach host sites below for collecting high quality data and achieving great results for their youth!  

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.

Coach Across America: Chicago Coach Uses Running to Teach Leadership

Coach Across America: Chicago Coach Uses Running to Teach Leadership

A current Serve Illinois AmeriCorps coach at Chicago Run - an organization promoting the health and wellness of Chicago youth through innovative, engaging and sustainable youth running programs - Noelia Fraga brings a unique perspective to coaching that helps her encourage her students to strive to be their best.