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Up2Us Sports Recognizes Starfinder Foundation for Excellence

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amber Killberg
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Up2Us Sports host sites participate in data collection to measure the benefits of a coach trained in Sports Based Youth Development for youth health and life skills. Data collection includes youth fitness tests (the PACER) and youth surveys measuring the High Impact Attributes, a group of positive attributes connected to the sport experience and to positive life outcomes.  Up2Us Sports would like to recognize four Up2Us Sports host sites for collecting high quality data and achieving great results for their youth!

Host Site #3: Starfinder Foundation

Starfinder Foundation is based in Philadelphia and has hosted Up2Us Sports coaches since 2014.  Starfinder has also hosted an AmeriCorps VISTA and has been active in many Up2US Sports trainings since 2014.  During the 2015-2016 program year, youth participants who worked with Up2Us coaches had the following results:

  • 86% of participants improved on the PACER
  • The average PACER score improved by 14 laps
  • At the end of the program, 85% of participants were in the Healthy Fitness Zone compared to 64% at the start of the program
  • 87% of youth improved in one or more positive attribute
  • 94% of participants report that they trust their coach
  • 93% of participants report that their coach is a good role model
  • 98% of participants report that the program helps them to be healthy
  • 95% of participants report that the things they learned in the program will help them in their lives

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