Benefits of Membership

Coach Across America

Coach Across America, Up2Us Sports’ flagship program, vets, places, trains and subsidizes highly effective coaches to serve within member organizations. To date, Coach Across America has placed more than 1,800 coaches in communities across the country.

Cost Savings

Up2Us Sports is a coalition of nonprofits that leverages its collective buying power to bring you significant discounts at major vendors, like Staples and FedEx. We’ve also partnered with First Advantage for reduced rates on background checks. When we’re not looking to save you money, we’re looking to find it for you, constantly reviewing grant opportunities to fund your organization.

AmeriCorps*VISTA

Up2Us Sports oversees an AmeriCorps*VISTA program to provide member organizations with full-time volunteers who fill roles in fundraising, development, volunteerism, marketing, and communications.

PEER NETWORKING

Up2Us Sports conducts in-person events, trainings, workshops, and discussion groups for our member organizations to problem solve and share their expertise.

Research / Training / Assessment

Up2Us Sports provides research, training programs, and assessment tools for member organizations. For more information, visit Training.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Chicago Run
Chicago, IL
Running
"Thanks to utilizing Up2Us Sports services, Chicago Run was able to serve over 16,000 students this academic year. In addition, our VISTA was critical in helping to close our budget gap and allow us to serve more students. She also played a key role in establishing strong relationships with supporters." - Amy Witt, Director of Development & Strategy
Adams 50 USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter
Westminster, CO
Tennis
"Resources from Up2Us Sports have increased programming opportunities and help build a culture of good living, exercise, character development, and financial opportunities." - Patricia Kelly, Executive Director
SquashWise
Baltimore, MD
Squash
"SquashWise was able to expand our programming to more students and launch a new component of our program due to Coach Across America. It was great to be able to deliver physical fitness coaching to the students this year in addition to our squash and academic programming."
United for D.C.
Washington D.C.
Soccer
"Our Coach Across America [coach] has been a great asset to our organization. He's implemented new ideas to provide a higher quality and more effective program. He's become so engaged in our organization and the youth we serve and he always has a great attitude. Additionally he has gone above and beyond his job description to continue looking out for the overall organization and areas of improvement."
Beat the Streets
New York, NY
Wrestling
"Coach Across America has been a great program for us. [Coaches] have given us added capacity and provided opportunities for new coaches. I've always enjoyed the networking events and meeting other organizations and their staffs. I try to take advantage of as many resources provided by Up2Us as possible. I always find the quality high and the benefits great. I've enjoyed working with all three regional coordinators who have served since we became a part of Up2Us Sports."
Good Sports
Boston, MA
Sports
"The primary benefit has been receiving a VISTA the last two years. As mentioned previously, these VISTAs played a big role in the success of our events and social media outreach. We have a small staff and having someone dedicated to these pieces makes a huge difference when we're so limited in resources."