Jacinto-Puts-on-FlagsOperation Coach is a program of Up2Us Sports that provides veterans with support and professional development while giving back to their community as a coach mentor for underserved youth. AmeriCorps Operation Coach coaches serve as AmeriCorps members for the duration of their service term, which is 900 hours, not to exceed a full year.

 

Responsibilities

  • Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events
  • Perform data collection activities as directed by your Program Manager
  • Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served
  • Completion of twice monthly reflection logs
  • Attend/participate in trainings, meetings, and special initiatives

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Veteran of any branch of US Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge
  • Pass all necessary Federal and State background checks
  • Must have, or be working toward, a High School diploma, GED or it’s equivalent
  • Ability to commit to required hours of service

 

Benefits of Service 

  • Job Placement for Veterans
  • AmeriCorps Living Allowance
  • End of Service Education Award
  • 40 hours of research based training and professional development
  • Sports Based Youth Development Certification
  • Additional support and connections to Veteran specific resources in your community

For more information on opportunities in NYC and Boston, email Kayliegh Hill at khill@up2ussports.org  For all other veteran coaching opportunities, email Derek Auguste at dauguste@up2ussports.org.