Youth from underserved communities are half as likely to play sports as their peers.* Become a coach and help change this reality for youth who deserve an opportunity to play with dedicated coaches and mentors who are invested in their futures.
It’s clear right away that Alessandro Schooley, Sandro to his friends, has always been passionate about playing sports. Sandro grew up experiencing the positive impact of playing sports, and now as a student at Boston College he wants to pass that impact on. As a kid, says Sandro, “I played sports with people who weren’t as lucky [as I was]… I knew people who didn’t have the chance to play all year. It was really important for me to have that experience, and at Boston College [through Coaching Corps], it was an opportunity for me to help adjust that problem.”
The problem Sandro is referring to is one that Coaching Corps is trying to solve. Some parts of the Boston area have a wealth of resources, while others are underserved. The result of this divide is that some youth have plenty of access to sports and some have none, or as Sandro calls it a “sports gap.”
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the historic law that made access to sports in schools equal between men and women. In the 45 years since Title IX, the United States has made great strides in accomplishing its goals. In 1972 there were fewer than 300,000 girls playing high school sports. That number has surged and today over 3.3 million girls are running out to meet their coach once the school bell rings.
Providing girls with access to sports has come a long way, but there is still work to do.
We are seeking passionate, outgoing, and committed students to serve as Team Captains. As a Team Captain, you will develop your leadership skills while engaging communities through the transformative power of coaching.
We are also seeking qualified candidates for internships in our Oakland office.