Removing Barriers.

Revealing Champions.

We don’t produce champions.

We mold them. We defend them. We reveal them.

PILR is a network of coaches working to eliminate barriers impacting underresourced student-athletes. Through resource distribution, skill building labs, and facilitated peer-learning, our model promotes peer support, community building, and the exchange of new understandings for coaches looking to optimize the impact of sports for young people.

We utilize sports as a vehicle to cultivate community safety, cultural competency, and holistic support for student-athletes. 

Join us in evening the playing field by working to ensure every athlete has a coach, team, and community that fully supports them. Winning is, and always will be, a team effort. For more info email [email protected].

Optimizing the Impact of Sports

In 2021 PILR Training & PA4WN Lab collaborated to provide members of the Greater Philadelphia Area sports ecosystem with space to:

  • Envision equal resources for male and female athletic programs
  • Identify ways to advance our communities through sports
  • Explore the racial wealth gaps that exist in our communities
  • Reimagine the power dynamics and equity within athletics
  • Provide learning opportunities for coaches and student-athletes

Program participants included collegiate student-athletes, youth and high school coaches, athletic directors, physical trainers, mental wellness practitioners, professors, public health experts, business owners, and elected officials. Images from our inaugural convening found below.

Network mailing list coming Summer 2025.