Basketball Player Sport Game Plan Tactics ConceptUp2Us Coach host sites 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.  Up2Us Sports would like to recognize the four Up2Us Coach host sites below for collecting high quality data and achieving great results for their youth!

 

starfinder-logoStarfinder Foundation

Starfinder Foundation is based in Philadelphia and has hosted coaches through Up2Us Sports since 2014.  Starfinder has also hosted an AmeriCorps VISTA and has been active in many Up2Us Sports trainings since 2014.  During the 2015-2016 program year, youth participants who worked with Up2Us Sports coaches had the following results:

  • 86% of participants improved on the PACER
  • The average PACER score improved by 14 laps
  • At the end of the program, 85% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone compared to 64% at the start of the program
  • 87% of youth improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 94% of participants report that they trust their coach
  • 93% of participants report that their coach is a good role model
  • 98% of participants report that the program helps them to be healthy
  • 95% of participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives

 

Noah's Arc LogoNoah’s Arc Foundation

Noah’s Arc Foundation is based in Chicago and has hosted Up2Us Sports coaches since 2014. During the 2015-2016 program year, youth participants who worked with the Up2Us Sports coach had the following results:

  • 95% of youth participants completed both the baseline and endline PACER tests
  • 78% of youth improved their score by at least one lap
  • At the end of the program, 60% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone compared to 40% at the start of the program
  • 84% of participants  completed both the baseline and the endline survey
  • 75% of younger participants and 100% of older participants improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 88% of younger participants reported that they trust their coach and that the program helps them to be healthy
  • 89% of older participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives

 

Abramson Sci Academy of the Collegiate Academies Charter School Network

Collegiate Academies is based in New Orleans and has hosted Up2Us Sports coaches since 2012. During the 2015-2016 program year, Abramson Sci Academy had two Up2Us Sports coaches, one who was a returning Up2Us Sports coach. Youth participants who worked with Up2Us Sports coaches had the following results:

  • 83% of participants improved in the PACER by at least one lap
  • At the end of the program, 33% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone compared to 20% at the start of the program
  • 81% of youth improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 100% of participants report that they trust their coach and that their coach is a good role model
  • 98% of participants reported that they go to their coach for help or advice
  • 96% of participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives and help them to be healthy.

 

NOLA sci highNew Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School

Sci High is based in New Orleans and has hosted Up2Us Sports coaches since 2012. During the 2015-2016 program year, Sci High hosted one returning Up2Us Sports coach. Youth participants who worked with an Up2Us Sports coach had the following results:

  • The Up2Us Sports coach served 100% female youth
  • 71% of youth participants completed both the baseline and endline PACER tests
  • 84% of youth improved in the PACER by at least one lap
  • The average PACER score improved by 8 laps
  • 82% of youth improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 94% of participants report that they trust their coach and that their coach is a good role model
  • 91% of participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives