Coaching Corps works to increase access to
quality sports opportunities for youth in
Since 2002 we’ve trained over 19,000 coaches, and matched thousands of them to over 700 organizations in under-resourced communities that serve over 210,000 youth.
Data shows that our programming has a positive impact on organizations, youth and coaches.
INCREASED ACCESS TO SPORTS
Surveys indicate that the afterschool and other programs at which Coaching Corps coaches are placed experience increased ability to offer access to quality sports programming to youth in under-resourced communities:
- Almost 70% of afterschool partners report increased quality of coaches available to their programs due to their relationship with Coaching Corps.
- Over 50% of afterschool partners were able to offer more sports activities and attributed this specifically to their partnership with Coaching Corps.
- Over 50% of afterschool partners were able to serve more youth as a direct result of working with Coaching Corps.
IMPACT ON YOUTH AND COACHES
Here are some examples of the findings from external studies that have been done on Coaching Corps’ impact. The complete studies are available for download at the bottom of this page. The findings from them show that as a result of Coaching Corps’ programming:
- Youth experienced significant improvements in self-efficacy, confidence, physical activity, ability to make new friends, teamwork and sports skills.
- Youth experienced statistically significant gains in aerobic and strength fitness each year of a three-year pilot program. In particular:
- Fitness scores across all participating youth increased 25%-100%.
- Among high-need youth, fitness scores increased 40%-600%.
- Girls’ fitness scores increased by 22%-600%
- Coaches highly appreciate participating in the training and support program and find the content useful and relevant to their work with youth.
- Afterschool organization partners who benefit from Coaching Corps-trained coaches give high marks to our coach performance.
SAMPLE STUDIES ON, AND WHITE PAPERS BY, COACHING CORPS
External evaluations are an essential independent, rigorous barometer of program performance, and Coaching Corps invests in external evaluation studies at regular intervals to ensure high quality delivery and impact as we grow. Coaching Corps also does its own research, and produces white papers on PYD, SEL and underserved youth in sports.
- Program Model Evaluation, Philliber Research Associates, 2007 (pdf)
- Learning to Play, Organized Sports and Educational Outcomes, Rosewater, 2009 (pdf)
- Organized Sports and the Health of Children and Youth, Rosewater, 2010 (pdf)
- Coaching Corps Character Program Evaluation, NPC Research, 2020 (pdf)
- Coaching Corps Digital Online Program Evaluation, NPC Research, 2020 (pdf)
For questions or further information about our approach to data, learning and evaluation, or details about our evaluation system, please contact Monica Santos Quintana, Director of Coach Experience by clicking here.