Harnessing the Power of Sports

Up2Us Sports is building a national movement through sports in order to defeat the most pressing issues affecting today’s children. Our member organizations include nonprofits, schools, recreational organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other community stakeholders. All of our members share a common philosophy that sports can inspire life skills among our youth. Up2Us Sports helps member organizations recruit talented coaches, find staff, conduct training, evaluate the impact of their programs, and stay on top of cutting-edge resources and information. 


Benefits of Membership

Up2Us Coach

Up2Us Coach is our national service program that identifies, trains, and supports highly effective coaches to serve in our member organizations.  To date, Up2Us Coach has placed thousands of subsidized coaches in low-income communities across the country.

Up2Us Training

Up2Us Sports offers the nation's first certification in sports-based youth development coaching. Members have the opportunity to attend one of our open trainings or arrange for a personalized training to suit their organizational needs.

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Cost Savings

Up2Us Sports leverages its collective buying power to provide members significant discounts at major vendors, like Staples and FedEx. We’ve also partnered with First Advantage for reduced rates on background checks. 


AmeriCorps VISTA

Up2Us Sports oversees an AmeriCorps*VISTA program to provide member organizations with full-time volunteers who fill roles in fundraising, development, volunteerism, marketing, and communications.


Peer networking

Up2Us Sports conducts in-person events, trainings, workshops, and discussion groups for our member organizations to problem solve and share their expertise.



Up2Us Sports conducts and compiles research to help member organizations validate the positive impact of sports participation on youth.  Member organizations may access this information at our Up2Us Sports Research Center or contract Up2Us Sports for personalized research assistance. 

Join the Movement 

If you are using sports for positive social change, we want you to become a member of our national coalition.