Coaching Corps believes that every child can benefit from the positive impact well-trained and caring coaches can have on their lives through sports. We understand the importance and benefits of youth sports, and we witnessed the negative effects of fields and courts closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why we have dedicated ourselves to providing opportunities for people to make an impact by volunteering in their communities.
We share the belief in the power of play with the National Council of Youth Sports, so we are proud to team with NCYS and youth sports organizations across the country to celebrate National Youth Sports Day on Saturday, November 13. This day will unite us with communities from coast to coast and highlight what we all do best – give young people the chance to play and benefit from the impact of a well-trained and caring coach.
About Coaching Corps
Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give kids in low-income communities of color the sports mentors they want and deserve. By partnering with over 700 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided more than 210,000 youth and kids in low-income communities of color with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach. Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, self-regulation, and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure girls and boys in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. Based in Oakland, California, Coaching Corps is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Coaching Corps can be found at www.coachingcorps.org.
About the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS)
The mission of NCYS is to unite and lead communities to realize the positive power of youth sports. NCYS members comprise many of the Whos’s Who in the youth sports industry. The NCYS membership includes national community-based organizations, local unaffiliated community-based organizations, National Governing Bodies, Parks & Recreation Departments, and Destination Marketing Organizations. NCYS member organizations serve some 60 million youth registered in organized sports programs in every state and US territory. Learn more at www.ncys.org.