Eliza-Teaches-Player.blogOrganizations that host Coach Across America coaches 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. Coach Across America would like to recognize the four host sites below for collecting high quality data and achieving great results for their youth!

 

California Educational Centers

California Education Centers
Cerritos, CA

  • Hosted 4 CAA coaches who provided sport programming to multiple CEC elementary after-school programs throughout the course of every week.
  • 52% of participants were female
  • Participants were 63% Hispanic & 19% African American
  • 176 youth did pre/post PACER
  • 92% of youth improved in at least one High Impact Attribute

 

Skate Like a Girl

Skate Like A Girl
Seattle, WA

  • Hosted 1 CAA coach who provided access to the sport of skateboarding through after-school “learn to skate” programs, elementary, middle, and high school skate teams, and an all women “Ladies Night” skate session.
  • 87 youth did pre/post PACER
  • 92% of youth improved in at least one High Impact Attribute
  • 100% of youth reported that their coach is a good role model (83% said “definitely!”)

 

The Skills Center

The Skills Center
Tampa, FL

  • Hosted 7 CAA coaches, who worked in elementary and middle schools to help kids develop sport and life skills through the games of basketball and football.
  • 77% of participants were African American
  • 57 youth did pre/post PACER
    • Average improvement of 7.4 laps
    • Average improvement: 14.5 laps
    • Average improvement: 13 laps
    • 90% of youth improved in the PACER
    • At endline, 100% of youth were in healthy fitness zone
  • 93% of youth improved in at least one High Impact Attribute
  • 100% of youth reported that they “definitely” trust their coach
  • 100% of youth reported that the program will help them in life, help them to be healthy, and help them in school.

 

Squash Drive

SquashDrive
Emeryville, CA

  • Hosted 3 CAA coaches who helped SquashDrive expand its outreach to serve more under-resourced youth and ensure a productive student-athlete to coach ratio on court and in the classroom.
  • On average, youth attended 124 sessions (out of 138)
  • Participants were 52% African American & 41% Hispanic
  • 45 youth took pre/post PACER
    • Average improvement: 18 laps
    • 84% of youth improved in the PACER
    • At the start of the program 51% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone, and at the end of the program 85% were in the HFZ.
  • 91% of youth improved in at least one High Impact Attribute