On a beautiful Sunday in Overland Park, KS at Blue Valley West High School, CoachUp partnered with Kansas City professional soccer player and US Men's National Team member, Matt Besler, to conduct a private coaching session for 13 year-old, Annie, from Norman, OK. Annie received a private one hour coaching session with Matt Besler after placing a winning bid through CoachUp's Ambassador Program. All the proceeds from the winning bid were donated to the Child Protection Center located in Kansas City, MO.
During the one hour coaching session, Matt coached Annie through a detailed warm-up regimen, reviewed several drills to improve her technical ability, and instructed her on the finer points of 1v1 defending. Annie described it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience because she received personal instruction from her favorite soccer player, interviewed with several local tv stations, and participated in a sports tips video through CoachUp. The CoachUp Ambassador Program is directly affiliated with CoachUp Cares, the philanthropic division of CoachUp that focuses on supporting charitable causes and efforts.
CoachUp Cares is committed to giving back to its communities at both the local and national level, across a variety of formats. CoachUp Ambassadors are elite professional athletes who share CoachUp’s vision for helping kids change the trajectory of their lives through sports.