Great Coaches Matter

Coach Across America is based on a simple premise: Highly trained coaches can be the most transformative adults in young people's lives and can inspire their success on the field, in the classroom, and in life.

Trained to use sports in a new way.

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.

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Coach Spotlight

Coaching at Soccer Without Borders Helped Patrick Move Forward

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...

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Impact of Coach Across America

Youth Served

300,000

Coaches Serving in their Community

67%

Coaches Placed

1,800

Coaches that are female

42%

$13 Return on Investment for Every Dollar Spent

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

Coaching through the UP2US SPORTS Network

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.