Up2Us Sports Coaches: 2016 By the Numbers

Up2Us Sports conducted an internal evaluation through data collection from over 200 coaches working in urban areas all over the country.  According to the findings, coaches help improve physical fitness and life skills of youth participants. View the full report here.

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Coaching for Impact: An Evaluation of Up2Us Sports Conducted by the Louisiana Public Health Institute

For The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) conducted an external evaluation of the efficacy of the Up2Us Sports program in New Orleans during the 2015-2016 program year. The evaluation measured the extent to which Up2Us Sports contributes to improved fitness and the development of positive attributes for youth.  Data was collected from youth participants in […]

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Coach Tyree’s Long Road Home

Tyree Love jumped from group home to group home growing up in the foster care system in Los Angeles, California after being taken from his mother at just two years old. Through the years, he spent time in seven group homes and two foster homes before being emancipated by the courts once he turned 18. […]

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Veteran Coach Sean Johnson Making an Impact in Philadelphia

My name is Sean Johnson and I am a veteran of the United States Air Force. I served in the Desert Storm conflict, returned home and was shot in the back in my neighborhood. I was left a paraplegic with little hope from the medical establishment that I would ever walk again. There was a […]

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Coach Isaac Williams Honored by USA Football

Former Up2Us Sports coach Isaac Williams was recently named a grand prize winner in USA Football’s Thanks Coach contest. The Thanks Coach program honors coaches who have inspired their players to be better, work harder and attain more. With more than 1,000 nominations, there are no shortage of coaches around the country who are making […]

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje, chairman of the Laureus Foundation Netherlands talks to members of the Harlem Lacrosse team during their practice at Fredrick Douglass Academy on November 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for Laureus) *** Local Caption *** Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje
Laureus Ambassador and Netherlands Royal Visits Coach Eoin at Harlem Lacrosse

Prince Pieter-Christaan van Oranje-Nassau of the Netherlands came by a Harlem Lacrosse practice to see Up2Us Sports in action. Pieter-Christaan sits on the Laureus global board and is in New York City to run his 10th NYC marathon. He had a chance to speak with Up2Us Sports coach, Eoin Collins, about the team and observe […]

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