LiFEsports Launches


March 03, 2022 • Sports

Youth view their coaches as role models and mentors. Children that have one or more caring adults in their lives are more likely to succeed in adulthood. Coaches have the unique power to guide young people not only on the playing field but also in life. Unfortunately, most coaches have been left unprepared on how to harness this power.

LiFEsports, in partnership with the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Susan Crown Exchange is working to change the landscape of coach training in Ohio. Coach Beyond, a series of eight coach education sessions, is designed to ensure Ohio’s coaches are ready to “Coach Beyond...” the playing field.
Over the next three years, Coach Beyond is dedicated to training 15,000 coaches across Ohio as part of the Susan Crown Foundation's Million Coaches Challenge. Eight school districts have already joined the movement:
  • Akron Public Schools
  • Dublin City Schools
  • Elgin Local Schools
  • Hilliard City Schools
  • Logan Hocking Local Schools
  • Mansfield City Schools     
  • Newark City Schools
  • Wheelersburg Local Schools
To join or learn more, please visit go.osu.edu/coachbeyond.