Ambassador AJ Ramos Visits Miami Coach Training Institute

This past Saturday, Miami Marlins pitcher AJ Ramos paid a visit to the Up2Us Sports Coach Training Institute. The event, which ran from August 27 – 30, is for newly selected coaches from Up2Us Sports’ national service program, Coach Across America (CAA).  It is designed to prepare practitioners of all levels to intentionally link sport […]

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Up2Us Sports Welcomes New AmeriCorps VISTAs

Please join us in welcoming the AmeriCorps VISTAs who will be serving in Up2Us Sports and its member organizations for the 2016-2017 program year. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program that utilizes the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. We have 15 new VISTA members starting […]

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What Are High Impact Attributes?

Research tells us that kids who develop these attributes do better in all parts of their lives.  They are the things that kids learn while playing sports that help them do better in school, in a job or in their community.  They are the things that help youth make good decisions. Self-Awareness The ability to […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Claressa Maria Shields of the United States celebrates victory over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the Women's Middle (69-75kg) Final Bout on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Ambassador Claressa Shields Makes History with Second Olympic Gold Medal

On Sunday, Up2Us Sports Ambassador Claressa Shields made history by becoming the first American boxer – male or female – to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. The Flint, Michigan native beat Netherlands fighter Nouchka Fontijn 3-0 (40-36, 39-37, 39-37) in the middleweight category. A heavy favorite going into Rio, she was given a first round […]

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Coach Ryan Blurry Background
Finding his Passion: How one San Diego lawyer became a devoted youth soccer coach

Ryan Shera has always had a passion for soccer and for coaching. As a former soccer player himself, Ryan understands the true reward of hard work, teamwork, and leadership that soccer can bring. After graduating college and attending law school, Ryan began working at one of San Diego’s largest law firms, and at the same […]

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Use #MyCoachTaughtMe to Share Your Story

Up2Us Sports is launching an exciting social media campaign called #MyCoachTaughtMe to build awareness about the powerful role great coaches play in the lives of our nation’s youth. Follow the steps below to post a brief message on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook describing a powerful lesson learned from one of your favorite coaches or role models.  

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Up2Us Sports Wins $50,000 in Gatorade Contest

It was announced on July 24th that Up2Us Sports won Round 1 of Gatorade’s For The Love Of SportsTM contest. As the winning nonprofit organization, they will receive a $50,000 donation from Gatorade. The campaign features sponsored athletes Usain Bolt, Elena Delle Donne, Paul George, April Ross and Serena Williams, who are all competing at […]

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