Our coaches work with over 4,500 children each week nationwide, but they do a lot more than just coach! They build vital connections with each participant to amplify program outcomes and improve each child’s experience. They’re at the heart of our program so we re-imagined them not as coaches but as Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) helping students develop positive character traits and life long skills.

All of our YDMs have amazing stories to tell – and we want to share them!

This month we chatted with Ski who joined our team in January 2014. He primarily coaches our Pelham U12/U14 and Manhattan U14 teams but he’s also a dedicated YDM that goes above and beyond to travel all over NYC to deliver quality youth development rugby sessions!

We asked Ski what he likes about being a YDM – find out what he thinks:

Interested in becoming a Youth Development Mentor? Find more info here!

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