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Coach Program Specifics 

Thank you for your interest in our Coach program! We hope that the information presented here will help you identify if the Coach program is a good fit for your organization. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need additional information.


PLEASE NOTE: All current coach policies are subject to change from year to year and based on grants and funding. The information below is an example of a typical coach and host site experience. All requirements, payment information, and details are outlined in the host site and coach contract. 


Basic Details about Coaches:

  • Serve youth in urban areas of demonstrated need.
  • Provide at least 70%  direct service to youth and perform other program-related responsibilities for the host site organization.
  • Enable organizations to increase their capacity to serve more kids and serve them better. 
  • Receive an End of Service Term Award upon successfully completing their term of service. The award may or may not be regulated by the government (depending on the funding source of the coach). Up2Us Sports encourages all coaches to spend the completion stipend towards educational purposes.
  • Serve in one of three slot types over the course of 12 months:
    • Full-Time: 1,700 hours
    • Half-Time: 900 hours
    • Quarter-Time 450 hours
  • Receive training in youth development and mentoring strategies focused on a trauma-sensitive approach to coaching.

Programming Requirements for Host Sites:

  • Provide experiences for coaches where they learn valuable work skills and develop an appreciation for civic engagement
  • Use coach(es) to increase the number of youth served and/or quality of services provided
  • Implement programming that encompasses elements of sports-based youth development
  • Place coaches in at least one program that gives them the opportunity to work with the same group of youth consistently over a period of time.
  • Each coach must work with at least one group of the same youth for 25 or more total hours of time.  This can be in addition to other programs that are more of a “drop-in” or “indirect service” model.
  • Designate a Host Site Supervisor who can dedicate at least five hours per week to the Coach Program. Duties include liaising with Coach Program staff, approving coach hours, assisting with data collection, and offering on-site support, supervision and guidance to each coach.

Logistical Requirements for Host Sites:

  • Be a member of Up2Us Sports
  • Recruit and select candidate for all coaching positions you are awarded
  • Participate in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Orientation prior to signing MOU
  • Provide proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Allow coaches to attend all required Up2Us Sports in-person trainings and opportunities
  • Provide coaches with access to a computer to perform administrative duties
  • Be a drug-free workplace

Data Collection Requirements for Host Sites:

  • ALL host sites must complete data collection requirements. 
  • Complete all grant-specific requirements. This can include:
    • Pre-service training modules
    • PACER fitness tests
    • Youth surveys
    • Youth roster with demographic and attendance info (can use ID coding if desired)
    • Coach surveys
    • Reflection logs
    • Host site supervisor surveys
    • Focus groups

2019-2020 Host Site Participation Fee Amounts (subject to change and confirmed upon coach slot award):

Coach Slot Type

Participation Fee

Full-Time (minimum 1700 hours)


Half-Time (minimum 900 hours)


Quarter Time (minimum 450 hours)



Host Site Participation Fee Schedule:

Due Date

Amount Due

June 1

25% of total*

August 1

25% of total

November 1

25% of total

February 1

25% of total

 *First payment is a non-refundable deposit required to be paid prior to onboarding coach(es).

Typical Onboarding Dates:

 Coaches start term of service on one of the following dates:

  • August 1, 2020
  •  January 15, 2021


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