We are a corps of motivated college students and community members who serve as volunteer coaches, mentors and role models in afterschool sports programs serving girls and boys who live in some of our most under-resourced communities.
We exist to ensure that for all kids, the opportunity to run, play, learn, be coached and work with a team is a given – not a luxury. We are Coaching Corps and we are changing the game for the kids who need us most.
On the surface, what we do may look easy – we offer a full-season of sports programs for kids who normally wouldn’t get them. We pair our volunteer coaches with a partner site; design drills, give high-fives and coach kids through wins and losses both on and off the field.
If you look deeper, we are more than just coaches. We promote positive peer relationships, inspire leadership in kids and ensure the emotional and physical safety of all our athletes. We know there is no life lesson that sports can’t teach … and we teach those lessons.
To date, over 6,500 of us have changed the game for over 75,000 kids.
Additionally, we offer our afterschool partners a range of crucial support, including training and consulting.
We are a community of advocates. Through our research and special initiatives, we raise awareness of the disparity in opportunity for populations most in need such as girls in low-income communities. And we educate policymakers and opinion leaders on the importance of ensuring that all kids have a chance to play – and experience the life-changing benefits of sports.
We have embarked on an ambitious goal to change the game for 300,000 kids across the nation by 2018.