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Sports Leadership

Fuel your passion for sports by connecting with local youth and revitalizing sporting grounds to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

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Inspire a Love of Sports

Are you passionate about fostering a love for sports in others?

  • Volunteer leading a day camp or youth sports clinic for children in the community, where you'll teach kids new sports and games
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle in communities where there is limited access to organized sports and nutrition education
  • Refurbish playing fields and playgrounds to provide a safe, inviting space for local youth to come together and stay active
  • Make a splash as you surf or kiteboard, and learn the role water sports play in the cultures of coastal communities
Share games and your love of sports from home with local youth as you build lasting relationships in the community.

Share games and your love of sports from home with local youth as you build lasting relationships in the community.

Learn more about the shared role that sports and education play in creating opportunities for underserved populations, and how you can use your skills and passions to help.

Learn more about the shared role that sports and education play in creating opportunities for underserved populations, and how you can use your skills and passions to help.

Ride a world-class wave as you learn to surf or kiteboard, and soak up the colors and culture of the coastal locale.

Ride a world-class wave as you learn to surf or kiteboard, and soak up the colors and culture of the coastal locale.

GLA Sports Leadership Programs

Costa Rica: Soccer Beyond Borders™

Costa Rica: Soccer Beyond Borders™

On this program, you'll be immersed in the raw energy of Latin American fútbol, and learn how you can adopt the local style and signature technique while building a more inclusive world through this sport. You'll work directly with local youth in small rural beach towns while organizing youth soccer camps. Away from service, you'll work with FIFA-certified coaches to improve your own soccer skills and techniques!

Costa Rica: Surf & Sustainable Service™

Costa Rica: Surf & Sustainable Service™

On this program, students will learn from community leaders and organizations taking action on meaningful initiatives. Service will be a mixture of projects, including hands-on infrastructure building and community refurbishment, and your hosts will weave in project design and management skills throughout. Away from service, get your adrenaline pumping with surf lessons from professional instructors, and daily surf sessions with your group.

Dominican Republic: Sports Service Adventure

Dominican Republic: Sports Service Adventure

Combine your passion for sports with community service as you work to improve living conditions in Dominican communities.

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