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Attend Workshop on Using Sport to Address Trauma at the International Trauma Conference

Up2Us Sports Chief Program Officer Megan Bartlett will be leading a workshop on using sports to address trauma with Lou Bergholz and Sean Rose on May 31, 2017 at the 28th Annual International Trauma Conference in Boston. More information on the workshop below. REGISTER HERE Workshop Title:  Harnessing Your Competitive Spirit: Physical activity, trauma-sensitive coaching, […]

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Coaching at Soccer Without Borders Helped Patrick Move Forward

Patrick never intended to be a coach. In fact, he wasn’t planning on becoming a coach until just a month before he became one. Patrick Makles was going to be an Army Officer. “I wanted to serve in the Army since middle school and I was thinking of enlisting right out of high school but […]

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Up2Us Sports Turns Seven!

Today, Up2us Sports celebrates our seventh anniversary. Seven – a number often associated with luck. Well, I do feel lucky. Half of start-up nonprofits fail within the first five years. And, of those that survive, only 20% grow to our size and budget. But is it really luck? After all, many who study luck recognize […]

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Up2Us Sports Surpasses $100,000 Fundraising Goal for Operation Coach

On September 23, 2016, Up2Us Sports launched a CrowdRise campaign with the goal of raising $100,000 in 100 days to support our Operation Coach program. Thanks to the generosity of nearly 300 donors and the continued support of ESPN, we have raised $146,304 to support returning veterans. ESPN’s support of Operation Coach has been vital […]

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A Coach Teaches Resiliency, By Practicing It Himself

Scott Hayes is an Air Force veteran serving as an Up2Us Sports coach in Los Angeles at the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation. Read his own words on a recent experience with one of his kids and how he was able to use the training he has received through Up2Us Sports to positively impact the situation. The […]

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