Up2Us Sports conducts and compiles research to validate the postive impact sports have on youth. We’ve composed comprehensive reports on the state of youth sports in America, along with position papers on a wide range of sports-based youth development topics, such as the role of sports in promoting health, education and pro-social behavior.
Up2Us Sports conducts specialized trainings to teach the components of positive youth development through sports. We partner with a number of experts to educate our coaches, member organizations, and communities on the fundamentals of quality coaching, the components of positive youth development, and the challenges and opportunities of working in an urban environment.
Our Quality Assessment Tool (QAT) is intended to serve as a roadmap for evaluating the quality of youth sports programs. It helps coaches, leagues, and program administrators identify the components that are necessary to promote both sport skills and positive youth development. Our QAT is linked to a library of best practices that offers practical solutions to help organizations increase the quality of their programs.