RISE Leadership Series

Empowering Coaches to Address Injustice & Racism

RISE is committed to educating and empowering the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. We believe all of us play an important role in driving change in our communities across the country. To enhance our support for coaches, staff and administrators serving youth (ages 11 to 18), we are offering a series of virtual interactive workshops throughout 2021. We invite you to join us!

Scroll down for more information and to register for a single or multiple workshops within the series.

Diversity Concepts

Wednesday, April 21
5:30 – 6:30pm ET

Participants learn about definitions of key terms related to race and diversity (e.g. equity, anti-racism) and how these terms are socially constructed.


Wednesday, June 16
5:30 – 6:30pm ET

Participants explore their own values, assumptions and stereotypes. Activities help them recognize their own biases and strategies for addressing them are discussed.


Wednesday, August 18
5:30 – 6:30pm ET

Participants engage in activities to explore their own privilege and how it provides one with power. Tangible ways to positively use that power are discussed.

Civic Engagement

Wednesday, October 20
5:30 – 6:30pm ET

Participants review current and historic moments where sports and social justice intersect. Through discussion they identify ways to use their own platforms.

Community Building

Wednesday, December 15
5:30 – 6:30pm ET

Participants discuss community building and the elements involved in the process -- like trust, teamwork and inclusion. Participants also explore roles they can play and how sports can help.


Complete the form to the right to register for one or more of the workshops.