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REGISTER NOW: Up2Us Sports Trainings for Programs

This spring, Up2Us Sports is excited to roll out a new set of content focused on sports-based youth development program design, program quality, and evaluation. Targeted at program directors and program staff designing youth sports programs, this nation-wide launch includes new training events at every major regional Up2Us Sports hub during the month of April. […]

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Olympic gold-medallist Claressa Shields laughs with coaches, Ed Kendall , rear center, and Jason Crutchfield as they help wrap her hands before an evening boxing class at the Berston Field House in Flint, Mich. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Shields, who won the first women's boxing gold medal at the London Summer Olympics, is currently training for the National Police Athletic League title. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Griffin Moores) ORG XMIT: MIFLI704
Up2Us Sports Female Ambassadors are History Makers

Women’s History Month is held annually in March to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It started with the first International Women’s Day in 1911, grew to National Women’s History Week in 1980 and was officially recognized in it’s current form in 1988. We believe that sports history is […]

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HELP RAISE $100,000 IN 100 DAYS

Up2Us Sports has launched a fundraising campaign on CrowdRise called $100k in 100 Days to support our Operation Coach program. Between September 23, 2016 – December 31, 2016 we want to raise $100,000 to help returning veterans reconnect with their communities through sports. We’d like to expand Operation Coach to support more returning veterans, and […]

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Up2Us Sports 2015 Annual Report

How do you summarize a year?  Up2Us Sports summarizes it in dance, soccer, baseball, football, squash, rugby and lacrosse.  A year is creating healthier children, better performing schools, and safer communities. A year is the connection that sports has to each one of those outcomes. We hope you will read our 2015 Annual Report and we thank […]

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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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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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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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WNBA Sharp-Shooter Sugar Rodgers Joins Up2Us Sports as Ambassador

Up2Us Sports is excited to announce that Sugar Rodgers, a shooting guard for the New York Liberty, has been named the organization’s newest Ambassador. The Georgetown University graduate is currently in her third season with New York and fourth season overall, after being drafted 14th in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She […]

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Vote for Up2Us Sports in Gatorade’s For the Love of Sports Program!

      Up2Us Sports is proud to be selected as one of the sports charities competing to receive a $50,000 donation. Cast your vote daily until July 23rd, to help us provide more coach-mentors to kids in need: http://www.gatorade.com/loveofsports    

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2016 Gala Celebrates the Power of a Coach

At the fourth annual Up2Us Sports Gala, supporters, donors, athletes, coaches, and celebrities came together to celebrate the power of coaches to make a positive impact in kids’ lives. Honoree Dr. David Colbert was presented with the Legacy Award and Philadelphia-based squash coach Tempest Bowden was presented with the Coach of the Year Award.  Over $300,000 […]

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