Coaches Clinics

RISE encourages coaches and sports administrators nationwide to bring the RISE Leadership Program to their high school – an opportunity to educate and empower your athletes and transform your community.

The program is designed to empower sports administrators, coaches and athletes to be leaders in discussing and addressing matters of racism, prejudice, diversity and inclusivity within their teams, schools and communities. Over the past three years the program has positively impacted athletes, coaches and sports administrators by increasing knowledge of race-related concepts and constructs, as well as shifting attitudes. Many coaches have said the program helped to improve team chemistry.

What to expect

  • Each module or lesson provides activity-based learning to engage and build the leadership skills of your team.
  • Coaches and athletic staff are trained by RISE to facilitate the modules (nine for the fall 2018 season) with their team. Training is provided in person for a subset of the modules while other content is made available through our online training platform.
  • Coaches typically execute one module, each about 45 minutes in length, per week before a practice.
  • To help us measure program impact and participant satisfaction, both coaches and student-athletes complete pre- and post-program online surveys.

How to get started

For more information about the program and clinics, email The next clinics will take place in early 2019.