Training Coaches in Positive Youth Development

Up2Us Sports provides high-quality training to coaches and youth-based organizations.  Click below to see how our training has helped organizations all over the country. 


What is unique about up2us training? 

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Rigor & Depth

Our coach training is broad-based, in-depth, and research-informed. We stay current on what matters most.

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Meets your needs

We have the ability to meet the needs of today’s youth living in underserved communities, as well as the needs of our youth-based partner organizations.

Knowledgeable Trainers

Our trainers are master coaches who are knowledgeable about research, and who possess leadership experience in  community-based organizations.

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Nationally Recognized

Our unique focus on at-risk youth has attracted a variety of customers including nonprofits, professional sports teams, schools, and parks departments. 

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focus on youth in underserved areas

Up2Us Training focuses on coaches who work with youth in low-income communities who often experience stress and trauma as result of repeated exposure to negative behaviors. Our trauma-informed approach to coaching ensures that coaches can perform a critical role in helping youth in these communities to heal and thrive.

 
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training for programs

In addition to courses aimed at coaches, we offer options for program directors and staff.  These sessions on sports-based youth development program design, program quality, and evaluation provide the tools needed to increase the impact of youth sports programs. 

Click below for more information on our program offerings. 

 
 

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

Up2Us Training will work with you on the content and length to meet the needs of your organization, your budget, and the youth you serve. We also offer foundational training: “Change Your Coaching in 7 Words or Less,” an optional program prior to beginning our certification program.  Spanish-speaking trainers are available for all Up2Us Sports programs. 

Interested in coach training on a topic not shown here? We can do that too! Contact your local trainer below.

West (CA/AZ/NV)
Dre De La Peza
edelapeza@up2ussports.org

South East (FL/GA/SC)
Thomas Padro
tpadro@up2ussports.org

Deep South (AL/LA/MS/TX) 
Nate LeJeune
nlejeune@up2ussports.org

Pacific Northwest (OR/WA)
Adrienne Moore
amoore@up2ussports.org

Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA
Mariana Folco
mfolco@up2ussports.org

Your STATE Not Listed Here?

Contact our National Training Director: 
Dre De La Peza
edelapeza@up2ussports.org.