Our coaches undergo 40 hours of training in youth development and mentoring strategies focused on a trauma-sensitive approach to coaching. This training prepares coaches to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.Learn More About Our Coach Training
Patrick never intended to be a coach. In fact, he wasn’t planning on becoming a coach until just a month before he became one. Patrick Makles was going to be an Army Officer. “I wanted to serve in the Army since middl...Read Their Story
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For each $1 invested in programs like Coach Across America, up to $13 is returned to society through savings in health care, school absenteeism, and crime costs.
Help us provide more coaches to kids in need
Coach Across America coaches serve throughout the Up2Us Sports network of more than 1,000 member organizations. Our coaches enable our Host Site organizations to increase their capacity to serve kids and serve each one better.